Saturday, 30 April 2011

The Return of Rico

Blast from the past here. 2000AD art comp entry from a few years ago, on the theme 'Classic 2000AD moments'. Based on the superb Pat Mills and Mike McMahon tale 'The Return of Rico' which really made an impact on me as a kid. It was like nothing I had come across on my diet of Marvel UK comics. The story revealed that Judge Dredd had a clone brother, Rico, who turned out to be a bent Judge who Dredd sentenced to twenty years hard labour on the prison colony of Titan – with body parts modified so he could breathe in a vacuum. Rico then came to take revenge on his brother. Reprinted in the excellent Judge Dredd Case Files 01.


  1. I remember first seeing this - it was just after I signed up for the 2000 AD forum, purely to have a stab at the art comp, and this blew me away. A beautifully rendered retro Dredd.

  2. Thanks, Matt. And if I remember correctly, I think you went and won with your first entry!

  3. Hi Chris,

    Good work! And nice to have you in the blog-o-verse...


  4. Many thanks, Gibson. Good to hear from you.