Sunday, 1 January 2017

2000AD's Cursed Earth

Hello and welcome back. One of my ambitions for 2017 is to get more blog posts up, so this is a good start. 

Part of my Christmas haul was a copy of 2000AD's Judge Dredd, The Cursed Earth uncensored book. 

This is from a Judge Dredd story 2000 AD ran back in 1978. In the story Mega City 2 is hit by a terrible virus. Mega city 1 has a vaccine but can not deliver it to Mega City 2 as the infected hold the cities airport. Judge Dredd volunteers to cross the 3000 miles of Cursed Earth to deliver the vaccine. Or as I like to think of it, Judge Dredd does route 66! 

Reading this graphic novel/comic book took me back to being a child. It was 1979 and I had chicken pox. My Aunty left a pile of old comics belonging to a cousin for me to read. In there was a pile 2000ADs. The issues with this story line or most of it was in the comic pile.

Looking back it started my love for the 2000AD comic, my interest in Science Fiction/Fantasy genre and most importantly my love for the Post Apocalyptic Genre. 

The Cursed Earth isn't just a hellish wasteland like those of Mad Max. It is filled with towns, ruins and wrecks. The art work in the graphic novel is enough to inspire the terrain builder. 

The tales are typical 2000AD with some parodies of the modern world and a little bit of wackiness. It fits my style for Mattblackgod's World. 

If you are stuck for ideas for gaming the post apocalyptic world then The Cursed Earth is worth a look. If you game Judge Dredd then this is a must. There are mutants, cultists, mutant beasts, bio engineered beasts, insane robots, aliens  (the 2000AD world made it to space before wasting the world), warbands and many more ideas to inspire. Ideas as such as the burger wars story may inspire similar warbands maybe with a more modern or localised slant. 

In short, Judge Dredd The Cursed Earth is chock full of ideas and art inspiration for the post apocalyptic wargamer and modeller. It isn't for the gritty or modern setting but fits any sci fi one. It's well worth a look.

That's all for now. Thanks for reading. Take care out there!


  1. Thanks for the post - I haven't read this one before.

  2. Classic Dredd. The Cursed Earth is an excellent playground for wargamers. cheers