Even though Dredd fans are still waiting for a live-action sequel to get the greenlight, it’s rather amazing that the box office failure has managed to inspire not only a crazyballs bootleg animated series, but also official comic book sequels. Enter Rebellion’s Dredd: Uprise #1, the first in a two-issue arc continuing the cinematic storyline of Dredd. It’s mildly disappointing that this intriguing storyline will already be completed by this time next month, but it will hopefully assist convince producers and studios that we need more big-screen Dredd in our lives.
In Dredd: Uprising, some citizens of Mega-City One — particularly those in the slummy part called “The Spit” — are protesting the massive mega-block construction called Oemling being built right in the middle of everything. When one Judge unknowingly steals the car of a community hero, the level of unrest grows monumentally. Behind it all is a faceless Anonymous-type threat that calls itself “Uprise,” with a more progressive and bullet-ready approach to protesting. But who is Uprise?