Cadet Dredd: Tooth And Claw (Paperback)

Cadet Dredd: Tooth And Claw By Matthew Smith, Rory McConville, Michael Carroll, Arthur Wyatt, Liam Johnson, James Peaty, Paul Starkey, Ned Hartley, Neil Googe (By (artist)), Ilias Kyriazis (By (artist)), Nicolò Assirelli (By (artist)), Luke Horsman (By (artist)), Davide Tinto (By (artist)), Jake Lynch (By (artist)), Duane Redhead (By (artist)), Ben Willsher (By (artist)), Joel Carpenter (By (artist)), Silvia Califano (By (artist)), Toby Willsmer (By (artist)), Neil Cameron (By (artist)), Joe Currie (By (artist)), Chris Weston (By (artist)) Cover Image

Cadet Dredd: Tooth And Claw (Paperback)

By Matthew Smith, Rory McConville, Michael Carroll, Arthur Wyatt, Liam Johnson, James Peaty, Paul Starkey, Ned Hartley, Neil Googe (By (artist)), Ilias Kyriazis (By (artist)), Nicolò Assirelli (By (artist)), Luke Horsman (By (artist)), Davide Tinto (By (artist)), Jake Lynch (By (artist)), Duane Redhead (By (artist)), Ben Willsher (By (artist)), Joel Carpenter (By (artist)), Silvia Califano (By (artist)), Toby Willsmer (By (artist)), Neil Cameron (By (artist)), Joe Currie (By (artist)), Chris Weston (By (artist))


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Before Judge Dredd, there was Cadet Dredd.


Before Judge Dredd, there was Cadet Dredd – a keen, fresh-faced apprentice, and stickler for the rules, with no idea of the legend he will one day become.

Young Joe hits the streets of Mega-City One for the first time, facing off against perps, monsters and genetically modified movie stars as he learns how to become the greatest Judge the Meg has ever seen.

Zarjaz adventures await inside this thrilling new collection!
Matthew Smith was employed as a desk editor for Pan Macmillan book publishers for three years before joining 2000 AD as assistant editor in July 2000 to work on a comic he had read religiously since 1985. He became editor of the Galaxy’s Greatest in December 2001, and then editor-in-chief of the 2000 AD titles in January 2006. He lives in Oxford.

Rory McConville is an Irish writer living in London. He has written several series for 2000 AD including Judge Dredd and Department K, and also co-created the historical graphic novel Big Jim: Jim Larkin and the 1913 Lockout. His most recent work includes the graphic novel Write It In Blood for Image Comics.

Michael Carroll is the author of over forty books, including the award-winning New Heroes series of Young Adult superhero novels and the #1 Amazon best-selling cult graphic novel Judge Dredd: Every Empire Falls. He currently writes Proteus Vex and Judge Dredd for 2000 AD and Judge Dredd Megazine. Other works include Jennifer Blood for Dynamite Entertainment, Razorjack for Titan Books (co-written with artist John Higgins), and the Rico Dredd trilogy for Abaddon Books, for whom he has also created the acclaimed JUDGES series which explores the genesis of the world of Judge Dredd. He can be found on

Arthur Wyatt is a British writer based in the American Pacific Northwest, where he lives with his wife Heather and children Gayle and Verity. He has written extensively for 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine, including stories set in the Judge Dredd universe, the 2012 move Dredd universe, and beyond. He was also the founding editor of the British small press magazine FutureQuake.

Liam Johnson is a comics writer and winner of 2000 AD's 2019 Talent Search, whose credits include Future Shocks and Venus Bluegenes (for 2000 AD) and Missing Persons (for Markosia). He also writes for television, including a number of credits for ITV's Emmerdale.

James Peaty has written for publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics in the US as well as Rebellion Publishing and Titan Comics in the UK. During that time he has written for titles including The Batman Strikes!, X-Men Unlimited, Green Arrow. Supergirl, Justice League Unlimited and Doctor Who. For 2000AD he wrote and co-created Skip Tracer (with artist Paul Marshall), while for The Judge Dredd Megazine he wrote and co-created Diamond Dogs (with artist Warren Pleece).

Paul Starkey lives and works in the East Midlands and has wanted to be a writer since he was ten years old. He has had short stories published in both the UK and America and has self-published two novels and a short story collection. He’s recently completed his fifth novel.

Ned Hartley is an author and comic writer for both adults and children. Ned is the writer of the best-selling Marvel Origins: Spider-Man, the Marvel Museum, the Ladybird Big Book of Dead Things, several Star Wars annuals, Together We Can, the Spider-Man Museum, Great Lives: Albert Einstein, Dark Tales: Hound of the Baskervilles, the Marvel Universe: An Atlas of Marvel, Marvel Heroes and Villains and many more books. Ned writes Bananaman for the Beano every week, and has also written for 2000 AD, Buster, Monster Fun and Wallace and Gromit comic.

Neil Googe has been lending his talent to 2000 AD for over twenty years, illustrating strips such as Judge Dredd, Pulp Sci-Fi and Hondo City Justice for the Judge Dredd Megazine. Beyond his work with 2000 AD he has also worked on WildCats and The Flash for DC Comics.

Nicolò Assirelli lives in Faenza, Italy, and makes comics and illustrations for 2000 AD, Sergio Bonelli Editore, RCS, Movimenti Productions & Sony Italia, Mondadori and isole24ore.

Luke Horsman is an illustrator and comic book artist and has been working in the design and illustration industry for nearly 20 years across a variety of media platforms for 100s of clients, including printed publications, websites and games. Now solely a comic book artist he has done scores of work for multiple clients, independent publishers and authors. He’s also currently working on a creator owned project “Oathbound”, an illustrated saga of Norse tales.

Born in Naples, Italy on the 23rd of August 1983, Davide Tinto is a great fan of comics. After completing his art studies, he started working for Independent Publishers. Thus began his collaborations with Octane Comics, Inteweb Comics, Big Punch Studio, Evil Kat Studio, Cards & Co., Giochi Uniti, Evoluzione Publishing, Reckless Hero, and many others. In 2018 he embarked on his first trip to America and at the New York Comic Con he has the opportunity to meet the editors of the biggest Majors on the market. Thus he began to work first for Rebellion publishing on the 2000 AD magazine (collaboration still active today); then he began his partnership with IDW for which he drew a run on Marvel Action Spiderman (from issue 10 to 12). Also for IDW he drew the Cover of Issue 1 of the new edition of GI Joe and worked on Clone Wars - Battle Tales 4 and on Star Wars Adventures 3 - Kylo Mini Maggs - Fallow and Lead (Issue forthcoming). At the same time he also began working for Valiant Comics on the comic The Visitor. Between the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, through Arancia Studio, he is noticed and chosen by Steve Orlando to undertake a collaboration. The project becomes part of the upcoming releases for Image Comics on which the artist is still working.

Jake Lynch is a Norfolk based Illustrator, best known for his work on Judge Dredd and Proteus Vex for 2000AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine. He has also worked on other Rebellion publications such as Action and Vigilant as well as Film/TV, and poster design for others. A self-taught artist, he is living proof that they’ll let any idiot in here and, as a self-confessed Sci-Fi nerd, he is often the first to be asked to leave.

Duane Redhead is a comic artist, whose previous credits with 2000AD include Terror Tales, Past Imperfect and Durham Red. Duane has also worked on the Games Workshop Codex for The Black Library, and continues to draw The Tick for New England Comics where he started his first title in 2012.

Ben Willsher got his break in comics in the ground-breaking Deadline magazine (home of Tank Girl), before being stolen by the world of computer games, where he has worked as an Art Director for many years. However, the lure of Comics was too strong and he came back to 2000 AD and has drawn Future Shocks, Pulp Sci-Fi, Tharg’s Terror Tales, Sinister Dexter, Damnation Station, but he is probably best known for his work on Judge Dredd. As well as reviving the uber cool grifter Lenny Zero, with original creator Andy Diggle, Willsher has just concluded a movie Dreddverse strip titled Dust. Beyond his accomplishments in the world of comics he has also worked in film, television and the music industry, and is heavily involved in the World of Doctor Who, where he has illustrated work for the Time Lord luminaries such as Russell T Davies, Mark Gatiss, and comic giant Neil Gaiman.

Joel Carpenter is a concept artist and comic artist with a background in traditional painting and drawing. Joel has worked on several issues for 2000 AD on Judge Dredd, Cadet Dredd, Tales from the Black Museum and Future Shocks as well as cover art for Titan Comics’ Bloodthirsty. His current work is mostly designing characters and environments for games, animation and film. Recently he worked on Robozuna as an environment concept Artist and storyboard artist and the vampire movie Night Teeth as a character designer, also creating key frames. HIs current project is unreleased but will be out on Netflix soon.

Chris Weston has drawn a vast array of 2000 AD and Megazine stories, including Indigo Prime, Downlode Tales, Future Shocks, Canon Fodder, Judge Dredd, Nemesis the Warlock, Nikolai Dante, Pulp Sci-Fi, Robo-Hunter, Rogue Trooper and Vector 13. Beyond 2000 AD, Weston’s work includes Fantastic Four: First Family, Enemy Ace: War in Heaven, The Filth, The Invisibles, Ministry of Space and Garth Ennis’s War Story: Johann’s Tiger.