Following in the footsteps of Dredd, Mega-City One’s greatest Psi-Judge gets her own Essential series with The Essential Judge Anderson, beginning in June 2023.
We already have 2000 AD‘s best-selling Essential Judge Dredd collection building up into a graphic novel line of, well, essential Dredd tales, including The Apocalypse War, America, Origins, and the soon-to-be-released Judgment Day. And the success of that line means that 2000 AD are now expanding the Essential series to include the new Essential Judge Anderson, a series of graphic novels dedicated to 2000 AD‘s iconic science fiction heroine, Judge Cassandra Anderson!
And there’s no better point to start the chronicles of Judge Anderson of Psi Division than the quite magnificent Shamballa, to so many the absolute pinnacle of Anderson’s stories and the epitome of the exploration of the character that Alan Grant had embarked upon. With Grant, Anderson’s tales took a broader perspective, covering such matters as spirituality and Anderson’s increasingly unsettled view of her role in the Justice Department.
In Shamballa, the world is plagued with strange events, ominous precursors to something apocalyptic, resulting in Anderson pairing with PsyKop Amikov from East-Meg 2, acting as bodyguards for two parapsychologists investigating the origins of the events engulfing the globe. Their trip takes them to a fabled impossible city and takes Anderson deep into herself, questioning her place in this terrible, dark world, asking whether the things she does in the service of justice are really for the greater good of this world.
Shamballa is an expansive epic Anderson tale that looked nothing like anything else that was in 2000 AD at the time. Today, three decades later, it continues to stand out as a high artistic point in 2000 AD‘s history, the quintessential Judge Anderson story, and a perfect opening volume of this new Essential Judge Anderson line.
Essential Judge Anderson Volume 1: Shamballa – by Alan Grant, Arthur Ranson, and Mick Austin.
Contains the stories Shamballa and Triad
Released by 2000 AD/Rebellion on 20th June 2023
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