JUDGE DREDD NEVER TAKES HIS HELMET OFF (except when…)
- …he’s missing presumed dead!
When a young lad named Yassa Povey discovers an horrifically burnt and naked body in his native Cursed Earth he assumes that he has stumbled upon a corpse…
…and then the charred corpse stirred!
This weakened amnesiac, now dubbed ‘Dead Man’, is taken into the care of Yassa’s family where he is nursed slowly back to health. Still looking barely human and disfigured beyond recognition by Hell-hot supernatural heat, Dead Man begins to slowly and painfully recover his memory.
Who is The Dead Man…
…and where is Judge Dredd?
“YOU COULDN’T KILL ME THE FIRST TIME, PHOBIA - WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU CAN NOW?” - The Dead Man, prog 662.
Readers of 2000ad had no idea that they were following the adventures of a post-long-walk Judge Dredd when The Dead Man first appeared in the guise of a back-up strip scripted by the psedonymous Keef Ripley in prog 650. But as events unfolded over the ensuing weeks it became apparent that this blue-eyed, parchment-skinned, lipless, hairless, noseless husk of a man was actually Mega-City’s Finest…
…events came to a head in the epic Necropolis.
Various scans from The Dead Man -2000 AD prog 650 - 662 (28/10/89 - 20/01/90) by Keef Ripley, with art by John Ridgway.