Borag Thungg, Earthlets! Coming this Thursday to the PSN Store is a set of five costumes for LittleBigPlanet based on characters from classic British sci-fi comic series 2000AD, but can you guess which five?
Over the next few days we’ll be revealing the costumes, with a look at the characters they are based on, and some specially recreated comic covers based on original covers from back in the day. Why? Because we can!
You’ll have to wait until Thursday to see them all, when we’ll also have an exclusive Mm interview with series creator - Pat Mills - for you to read whilst you wait for the store to update.
Today we look at two of the most iconic of all the 2000AD characters, including a character once played by Sylvester Stallone in a movie adaptation - Judges Dredd & Anderson.
Senior Judge Joe Dredd, one of a number of clones of Chief Judge Eustace Fargo, is the most famous of the elite corps of Judges that run Mega-City One with the power not only to enforce the law, but also to instantly sentence offenders – and (if necessary) execute them.
Joseph Dredd was cloned from the DNA of Chief Judge Fargo, the first chief judge. Their growth was artificially accelerated so that they emerged in 2066 with an apparent physiological age of 5, with all the appropriate knowledge for their age electronically implanted in their brains by computer during gestation. The name Dredd was chosen by the genetic scientist who created them, Morton Judd, to “instill fear in the population.”
Dredd puts his duty to uphold the law above everything, and is often heard proclaiming “I AM THE LAW!”
Like her namesake Cassandra from Greek mythology, Judge Anderson has psychic powers. In addition to being able to sense approaching danger and foresee events of the near future, she also has telepathy. This allows her to read other people’s minds and use mental attacks. These abilities allowed her to be a member of Mega-City One’s corps of Judges as member of the Psi Division, which includes all Judges possessing psychic abilities.
In contrast to Dredd, she has always been critical of the weaknesses evident in the Judicial system of Mega-City One. Also in contrast to Dredd, she has a sense of humor and she is able to form personal friendships with fellow Judges. She is able to feel doubt and remorse, two feelings that Dredd doesn’t allow himself.
The Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson costumes will be available as part of the 2000AD Costume Pack released this Thursday, 28th May, on the PSN Store. Come back tomorrow for another costume reveal!