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Author Topic: I Fought The Law and The Law Won - THE JUDGE DREDD RESPECT THREAD  (Read 6415 times)

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I will do a fuller introduction once most of the thread is in place. For now, some key points about this thread:

- when finished, it will be comprehensive - I've gone through every single Dredd appearance ever printed in the process of creating this thread

- each section is, broadly speaking, arranged in chronological order by publication date

- because hardly anyone will have read any Dredd, I've tried to make each section as comprehensive as possible to give a good feeling for where he stats out at. However, I'm also aware that not many people (okay, noone) is going to sit and read every one of the many thousands of scans this thread will eventually include. So, for each sub-section I've highlighted a handful of the best showings. If you just want to see Dredd's best showings for each section, keep an eye out for "***" next to the issue number. Alternatively, press Control + F and search for "***".

- the reason I have reserved 50 posts is because, eventually, this thread will extend beyond just Dredd himself. I'm obviously aware that a lot of his best combat showings will be pretty meaningless to people who aren't familiar with the guys Dredd is fighting against. So, eventually, the final 20 or 25 posts I've reserved will be dedicated not to Dredd, but to a broad reaching "Context" section which will include a ton of showings for all of Dredd's major allies and adversaries. This will hopefully allow others to make their own minds up on how impressive Dredd's showings are.

- I have all of the scans saved and uploaded to photobucket, it's now just a case of finding the time to type each section up. Hopefully new sections will go up as a steady drip-feed as and when I have time/inclination to do so.


If you have any questions, please ask! Make sure to check back as I will be adding and updating sections on a regular basis.


Cheers.


1. Strength
. Feats of Strength
. Striking Feats
. Tests of Strength

2. Endurance
. Gunshots
. Cutting Damage - Added 04/10/2016!
. Impacts - Not yet up
. Explosions - Not yet up
. Falls - Not yet up
. Misc. - Not yet up
. Stamina - Added 04/10/2016!
. Multiple - Not yet up
 
3. Speed
. Reacting to Weapons Fire - Not yet up
. Quick Draw - Not yet up
. Other - Not yet up

4. Agility
. Agility - Not yet up

5. Skill
. Aim - Not yet up
. Ricochet  - Not yet up
. Hand to Hand - Not yet up
. Misc. - Not yet up

6. Mental
. Mental - Not yet up

7. Lawgiver
. Lawgiver - Not yet up

8. Lawmaster
. Lawmaster - Not yet up

9. Uniform
. Uniform - Not yet up

10. Other Gear
. Other Guns - Not yet up
. Misc. - Not yet up

11. Nuclear Option
. Nuclear Option

12. Battles
. Angel Gang - Not yet up
. Dark Judges - Not yet up
. Skilled Humans - Not yet up
. Skilled Superhumans - Not yet up
. Muties, Monsters and Robots, Oh My! - Not yet up
. Misc. - Not yet up
. Cannon Fodder - Not yet up

13. CONTEXT
. Dredd's Age - Not yet up
. Angel Gang - Not yet up
. Dark Judges - Not yet up
. Stan Lee - Not yet up
. Judge Anderson - Not yet up
. etc. - Not yet up
. etc. - Not yet up
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015, 02:09:45 PM »


“Pure” strength feats including displays of lifting, throwing, catching etc.


Dredd overcomes the centrifugal force generated by his Lawmaster travelling fast enough to drive around the walls of a large building.  2000AD Summer Special 1977
  One

With one hand Dredd throws an (admittedly small) robot a pretty respectable distance.  2000AD #42
  One

Walter the Robot weighs too much for a bridge to support, but Dredd is able to catch him with one arm, halting his free-fall before dragging the robot back up on to the bridge.  2000AD #46
  One
  Two

Dredd is handcuffed with huge, Justice Department chains holding his hands together behind his back. In a fit of rage, Dredd snaps the chains and breaks free.  2000AD #86 ***
  One

An early example of just how effortlessly Dredd can man-handle normal guys.  2000AD #117
  One

A perp tries to escape justice by leaping to their death from a balcony. Braced only by his toes wedged into a small gap, Dredd catches the guy mid-fall with one arm.  2000AD #118
  One
  Two

Dredd is lassoed around the neck by a perp riding a mutated horse and dragged along the ground. As soon as he is able to brace himself against some conveniently placed poles, Dredd is able to yank the guy clean off his horse using his own lasso.  2000AD #156
  One

Dredd is knocked off the top of one of the Mega City One’s mega-block towers (these things are seriously high – after seven panels of free-fall Dredd is only just falling past the 164th floor). After free-falling for what must be several hundred meters minimum Dredd is able to arrest his fall by grabbing and holding on to a passing H-Wagon (a hovering vehicle).  2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1982
  One
  Two
  Three

Dredd falls from another building. Difficult to tell exactly how far he falls but the art shows at least ten storeys. Dredd breaks his fall by grabbing hold of a railing mid-fall, dislocating his shoulder in the process but hanging on regardless.  2000AD #339
  One
  Two
  Three

Dredd rips the metal bars out of a prison window.  2000AD #395
  One

Suffering from multiple gun-shot wounds and suffering from severe hallucinations, Dredd destroys a condemned building by pushing two huge concrete support pillars (one with each arm) until they collapse.  Judge Dredd Annual 1987 ***
  One
  Two
  Three

Dredd swings a grown man around his head like a weapon, knocking out several others in the process.  2000AD #499
  One

Dredd lifts a pretty sizeable chunk of rock overhead and hurls it with enough force to KO a Judda (genetically engineered to be superior to the Judges).  2000AD #562
  One
  Two

Dredd grabs a mutated dog (easily as big as himself, it’s a big fucking dog) and throws it several metres through the air.  2000AD #648
  One

Dredd shoves a wheeled chair with enough force to carry two human-sized robots and smash clean through a wall.  2000AD #701
  One
  Two

Dredd manhandles a perp and effortlessly lifts him in the air quite literally with two fingers.  2000AD #739
  One

Losing blood from multiple severe lacerations, badly poisoned and whilst being strangled, Dredd is able to catch and support his own weight plus that of a Raptaur (an alien Venom analogue which is easily twice the size of Dredd) with one hand for several panels.  Megazine (v1) #14
  One
  Two
  Three

After blowing up the electrical override, Dredd is able to manually force open a sealed bulkhead door on a space ship.  2000AD #768
  One
  Two

Dredd resists the pull of explosive decompression when the bay doors of his ship are opened in the vacuum of space.  2000AD #771
  One

Dredd grabs a zombie by the chin and tears its head clean off, apparently ripping the spinal column in two (less impressive than doing it to a live human as the flesh is clearly decomposed, but ripping the bone apart with such casual ease is still a decent feat IMHO).  2000AD #790
  One

Dredd apparently breaks the wrist of Sabbat with a one-handed squeeze (Sabbat was an immortal planetary mage but I am unsure if he was meant to have superhuman physical stats – regardless, it’s a decent display of Dredd’s strength breaking bones so effortlessly).  Megazine (v2) #9
  One

Dredd again snaps some pretty heavy duty chains, one chain with each arm this time.  2000AD #863 ***
  One
  Two

Dredd apparently rips a rung out of a metal ladder to use as a weapon.  Megazine (v2) #62
  One

While hanging by one arm, Dredd throws a fire axe with enough force to cleanly slice an enemy’s arm off.  2000AD #932
  One
  Two
  Three

Dredd grabs a perp by the hair with one hand and throws him with enough power to leave a perfect imprint of his facial features in a solid concrete wall. Ouch.  Megazine (v2) #83
  One

Dredd is trapped under a fallen lamppost (or street sign or other similar large metal pole, art is unclear). He is able to push it clear of him with enough force to flatten an attacking perp.  2000AD #950
  One
  Two

Dredd is handcuffed to the pipework of a bathroom sink. He simply rips the sink clean out of the wall to free himself.  Megazine (v3) #4
  One
  Two

Dredd’s ability to effortlessly manhandle opponents extends to other Judges as well as normal perps (remember, all Judges are trained from childhood to be ridiculously physically capable, undergoing fifteen years of rigorous training before even being considered for street service).  2000AD #969
  One
  Two

Dredd is able to bend the solid metal bars of a cell door sufficiently to create a gap large enough to crawl through.  2000AD #1082
  One
  Two
  Three

Dredd military presses Orlok mid-combat, before throwing him clean through the wooden dock that they were fighting on. Judge Anderson seems pretty shocked by the display of strength.  2000AD #1151-1152
  One
  Two
  Three
  Four

Dredd snaps some chains by using his shotgun as a solid wedge and pulling them past breaking point.  Megazine (v3) #65
  One
  Two

Dredd makes a couple of seriously ridiculous jumps, good enough to be classified as a solid strength feat IMHO. The guy he is following is a genetically engineered soldier with cockroach and leopard DNA, clearly superhuman (see the “Context” section on Armon Gill). The art makes the second jump in particular seem as though it would be half-decent for Spider-Man, never mind an unenhanced human.  2000AD #1264-1265
  One
  Two
  Three
  Four

Dredd lifts a pretty huge chunk of concrete rubble to free a trapped ally.  2000AD #1316
  One
  Two

With zero leverage Dredd is able to tear himself free of the resin used by Xenomorphs (as in the bugs from the Alien films) to secure victims for face-huggers. Dredd compares the resin’s toughness to steel.  2000AD #1333-1334
  One
  Two
  Three
  Four
  Five

Whilst bleeding out from a serious gunshot wound, Dredd apparently (off-panel) tears a metal gate clean off at the hinges – check the first panel in the first scan, the last panel in the second and the first panel in the third scan.  2000AD #1341
  One
  Two
  Three

Dredd is chained to a table in a crucifix-type position, with one chain apparently holding each limb to the floor (bottom panel first scan). With a last-ditch effort, Dredd apparently snaps all of these chains (as well as the wooden rod chained to his arms and upper back) and breaks free.  2000AD #1355-1356 ***
  One
  Two
  Three
  Four

This one is seriously uber. Dredd supports the weight of a fully loaded family car for a significant amount of time – six minutes before the first page according to the narration, so judging by what happens after probably 10 minutes+. The family are stated to weigh 400-500 kilos. The smallest family cars weigh 1000kg, the average saloon more like 1400-2000kg according to google. So at a minimum Dredd is holding 1500kg here and that is a very, VERY conservative estimate. He even does it with one arm at one point! As if that isn’t impressive enough, the road underneath then collapses, sending Dredd and the car plummeting nearly a full kilometre (note the narration in the second panel of the first scan). Dredd is strong enough to hang on to the car as it is abruptly stopped by a passing H-Wagon after a free-fall of almost 1,000 metres. Not bad at all!  2000AD #1357 ***
  One
  Two
  Three
  Four
  Five
  Six

Dredd swings a hover-cycle around like a baseball bat.  Megazine #224
  One
  Two

Not really sure where to put this but here seems as fitting as any. Dredd bites a ricochet bullet from his Lawgiver and apparently spits it out hard enough to kill a perp.  Megazine #309
  One
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2015, 02:09:54 PM »


Showings involving Dredd punching, kicking etc. I’ve also included examples of Dredd slamming people head-first into things in this section.


Let’s start with some more mundane stuff.

First, here’s an assortment of examples of Dredd striking wooden doors hard enough not merely to knock them down, but hard enough to reduce them to little more than wooden shrapnel. 
2000AD #22
  One
2000AD #24
  One
2000AD #93
  One
  Two
2000AD #432
  One
2000AD #452
  One
2000AD #491
  One
Megazine (v1) #17
  One

Next, here we have a selection of examples of Dredd knocking solid metal doors (many of them specialist security doors) off their hinges.
Megazine (v3) #22
  One
2000AD #1127
  One
2000AD #1163
  One
Megazine (v3) #75
  One
Megazine #265
  One
Megazine #267
  One
  Two
2000AD #1841
  One

Now some examples of Dredd one-shot KO’ing various guys (with varying degrees of impressiveness):
An insane perp.  2000AD #45
  One
The (supposedly) toughest criminal in Lunar One, a confirmed Judge-killer, Wild Butch Carmody.  2000AD #49
  One
  Two
A hyper-evolved ape.  Judge Dredd Annual 1981
  One
  Two
A vampire (which Judge Anderson was struggling with in combat). Dredd also breaks the vampire’s neck with a single chop once it is unconscious.  2000AD #395
  One
  Two
  Three
A mind-controlled Judge.  2000AD #432
  One
A puma (using the butt of his pistol).  2000AD #595
  One
  Two
The Gruddamn Batman! Okay, it’s something of a sucker shot and Dredd hits him with a truncheon… but still! It’s Batman!  Batman/Judge Dredd: Judgment on Gotham
  One
Two security guards (both built like pro wrestlers) in quick succession.  2000AD #758
  One
Gideon, leader of the Southern Marshals. The Marshals were a tribe of the baddest, meanest mutants who policed the Cursed Earth. Gideon was the biggest, baddest and meanest of the Marshals…  2000AD #942
  One
  Two
Even with a pretty serious gun-shot wound in the shoulder of his punching arm, and after taking a severe beating, Dredd KO’s Onada, leader of the Yakuza clans in Hondo City and a well-trained martial artist. “One punch is all it’ll take.”  Megazine (v3) #33
  One
  Two
  Three
A fat Santa-look-a-like criminal. More impressive than it sounds because it’s a casual-looking backhand and Dredd still generates enough power to send the guy flying through the air and shattering a wooden door in the process.  2000AD #1123
  One
A couple more Judges (alongside Batman this time).  Batman/Judge Dredd: Die Laughing #1
  One
  Two
  Three
Devlin Waugh, a bloodlusted vampire (used his truncheon for this one).  Megazine #225
  One
  Two
  Three
Rogan, a former Judge exiled to the Cursed Earth. The force of Dredd’s punch lifts Rogan clean off his feet and sends him flying through the window of the building.  Megazine #289
  One
A Klegg (crocodilian-humanoid aliens noted for their physical power, capable of ripping humans limb from limb and shredding solid steel with their bare hands).  2000AD #1711
  One
  Two

And now for the more interesting stuff!

Staggers a 30-foot tall (according to an onlooker – I would estimate much bigger than that from the art) giant with a kick to the face.  2000AD #77
  One
  Two

With a two-footed kick, Dredd sends a Sov soldier flying with enough force to smash through the walls of the ship they were on.  2000AD #128
  One

Dredd breaks the giant arm of a mutated monster (whose strength was compared to an earthmover) with a drop-kick.  2000AD #161
  One
  Two

With a fairly casual looking punch, Dredd sends a security guard flying with enough force to shatter the door behind him into splinters.  2000AD #208
  One

The famous “gaze into the fist of Dredd scene!” As well as being a stupidly awesome scene, Dredd also punches clean through the face of Judge Fear and his medieval-style metal armoured helmet.  2000AD #227 ***
  One
  Two
And years later, he repeats the trick, again punching clean through solid metal armour as well as the Dark Judge’s skull.  2000AD #1005 ***
  One

Dredd flattens a raging werewolf with a headbutt.  2000AD #324
  One

Dredd spear-tackles a crooked Judge clean through the solid wooden withdrawals desk of a bank.  2000AD #369
  One

Dredd stomps on a perp’s head with enough force to crack the concrete floor beneath them. Ouch. Megazine (v1) #14
  One

Johnny Alpha describes a shot from Dredd’s fists as hitting harder than stone.  Megazine (v2) #4
  One

Dredd snaps a tendo stick (the duelling weapon favoured by the Hondo City Judge equivalent) clean in half with a single truncheon strike.  Megazine (v2) #7
  One

Dredd shatters a concrete wall by slamming Johnny Alpha’s head into it.  Megazine (v2) #7 ***
  One
He later has a similar effect on a concrete floor as a result of stamping on a perp’s head.  2000AD #966
  One

Dredd snaps a wooden staff in twain with a single palm strike.  2000AD #801
  One

Dredd kicks a perp in the stomach hard enough to literally make the guy’s eyeballs pop out of his skull.  2000AD #805
  One
In case you think that’s just a tongue-in-cheek artistic depiction, Dredd later does it again… this time punching a Wolverine parody in the face so hard that both eyeballs literally pop out of his head.  Megazine #297 ***
  One
  Two
 
Dredd stomps on a creep’s arm with bone-snapping force.  Megazine (v2) #21
  One

Again slamming a perp’s head into a wall with concrete-cracking strength.  Megazine (v2) #31
  One
And again…  2000AD #863
  One
…and again!  2000AD #1010
  One
And one more time for luck!  2000AD #1628
  One

Dredd appears to punch straight through the face of a genetically engineered Soviet super-soldier.  2000AD #871
  One
  Two

Dredd out-slugs a guy strong enough to easily lift and throw a piano. Dredd’s last punch sends the perp flying several metres through the air.  2000AD #875
  One
  Two
  Three

Dredd sends a rioter flying hella far with an uppercut.  2000AD #897
  One

Dredd briefly flattens and bloodies Mean Machine Angel with a single punch. The Mean Machine was portrayed as a peer to Lobo in a slugfest (see the context section “The Angel Family”).  Megazine (v2) #82
  One

Dredd kicks an attacking perp into a wall with enough force to shatter the concrete. Less impressive than the above examples as Dredd has the attacker’s momentum to add to his own muscle-power.  2000AD #1073
  One

The art isn’t 100% clear but it looks like Dredd kicks a hole clean through a metal door.  2000AD #1090
  One

From the passenger seat of a truck, Dredd kicks the driver (another genetically modified monkey) with enough force to send him – and the driver-side truck door – flying.  Megazine (v3) #47
  One

Dredd kicks his Sov-equivalent Orlok through the air with enough power to snap what looks like a solid wooden telephone mast almost clean in half.  2000AD #1151
  One

With seemingly casual ease, Dredd slam’s a perp’s head down hard enough to majorly deform a solid metal railing.  2000AD #1243
  One

Dredd comes up against Pink Eyes, a mutant telekinetic. Pink Eyes’ TK was sufficient to deflect Lawgiver bullets, disarm Dredd, tear his uniform apart and flatten Dredd with a “piledriver blow”:
  One
  Two
Later, Pink Eyes attempts to match his TK’s strength against Dredd’s punches…  2000AD #1660 & #1667
  Three
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2015, 02:10:05 PM »


Showings involving Dredd’s physical strength being pitted against, or otherwise compared to, another character or characters.


A test of strength with Stan Lee (see “Context” section). Dredd has a massive leverage disadvantage but ends up flatly overpowering Stan Lee and, apparently, breaking both of his wrists in the process.  2000AD #541
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/014-2000AD-0541a.jpg
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/014-2000AD-0541b.jpg

A group of vampires attempt to restrain Dredd. Dredd man-handles and rag-dolls individual vamps with a single arm twice in quick succession (the second example being more clear-cut).  Judge Dredd Annual 1989
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/016-JudgeDredd-Annual1989d.jpg
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/016-JudgeDredd-Annual1989e.jpg
And here’s a little bit of context showing how strong the individual vampires were…
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/016-JudgeDredd-Annual1989a.jpg
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/016-JudgeDredd-Annual1989b.jpg
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/016-JudgeDredd-Annual1989c.jpg

Not exactly a test of strength but still an interesting showing. Dredd wrestles Johnny Alpha (see “Context” section) to the ground and forces him to drop his gun with a wrist squeeze. Alpha comments that Dredd has a ‘grip like iron.’  Judge Dredd Annual 1991
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/018-JudgeDredd-Annual1991a.jpg
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/018-JudgeDredd-Annual1991b.jpg
Years later, Dredd catches a punch from Alpha and proceeds to choke him like a bitch.  Megazine (v2) #7
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/027-JudgeDredd-Megazine-v2-07a.jpg

A mind-controlled Judge Anderson (see “Context” section) attempts to restrain Dredd from behind. She has a colossal leverage advantage (think the end of the original Hulk vs Juggernaut fight) and Dredd manages to overpower her and, apparently, KO and even hospitalize her in the process.  Judge Dredd Mega Special 1991
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/020-JudgeDredd-MegaSpecial1991a.jpg
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/020-JudgeDredd-MegaSpecial1991b.jpg
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/020-JudgeDredd-MegaSpecial1991c.jpg

Even after being caught up in a huge explosion and bleeding heavily as a result, Dredd utterly pwns a perp in a strength lock-up.  2000AD #814
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/029-2000AD-0814a.jpg
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/029-2000AD-0814b.jpg
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/029-2000AD-0814c.jpg

Effortlessly catches a perp’s attacking arm and then one-shots him.  Megazine (v2) #21
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/030-JudgeDredd-Megazine-v2-21a.jpg

Dredd apparently overpowers and restrains two other Judges simultaneously (mostly off-panel).  2000AD #909
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/033-2000AD-0909a.jpg
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/033-2000AD-0909b.jpg

Catching a punch from another Judge.  2000AD #989
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/039-2000AD-0989a.jpg
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/039-2000AD-0989b.jpg

Even with a fairly serious gun-shot wound to the shoulder, Dredd easily catches a punch (and then one-shots) Onada, a Yakuza boss and skilled martial artist (for the full scene see the “Battles” -> “Skilled” section).  Megazine (v3) #33
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/040-JudgeDredd-Megazine-v3-33a.jpg

Whilst lying on the floor, Dredd catches an overhead trident stab from the super-strong Judge Fire (see “Context” section on the Dark Judges).  Batman/Judge Dredd: Die Laughing #2
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/042-JudgeDredd-DieLaughing02a.jpg

Similar to the Stan Lee scene, Dredd manages to overpower Orlok the Assassin’s (see “Context” section) choke-hold from a severe leverage disadvantage.  2000AD #1151
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/043-2000AD-1151a.jpg

Dredd holds apart the jaws of Satannus, a gigantic supernatural T-Rex, for several panels.  Megazine #217 ***
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/052-JudgeDredd-Megazine-v5-217a.jpg
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/052-JudgeDredd-Megazine-v5-217b.jpg
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/052-JudgeDredd-Megazine-v5-217c.jpg
Later, Satannus almost manages to eat Dredd whole… until Dredd prises his jaws open again from the inside! Dredd suggests he is only able to do this because Satannus was “dimensionally unstable”… but judging by the earlier precedent he was perhaps being a little modest…  Megazine #258 ***
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/056-JudgeDredd-Megazine-v5-258a.jpg
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/DreddRespect/Strength/Tests-Comparisons/056-JudgeDredd-Megazine-v5-258b.jpg

An explicitly past-his-peak Dredd catches a punch from Pasha, the latest top Sov assassin (“the best since Orlok” according to Dredd, and later revealed to be genetically enhanced).  2000AD #1448-1449
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Dredd manages to hold apart the jaws of a gigantic dune shark (an alien species of shark that swims through desert sand and the air rather than ocean) for several panels. This was a seriously big shark, too; judging by the art it positively dwarves even the biggest great whites.  Megazine #236 ***
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In a moment of desperation, Dredd appears to temporarily gain the upper hand against a flat-out superhumanly strong opponent despite a leverage disadvantage. Note the position of Dredd’s arm in the second and third panels of the second scan and the final panel of the third scan.  2000AD #1616 ***
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And here’s a little demonstration of how strong this guy was (there are more scans of him in the “Context” section too).  2000AD #1615
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A giant super-strong alien monster called a Ragorax (Dredd suggests its bite could crush a tank) makes the mistake of trying to eat Dredd. With a little application of leverage and strength Dredd breaks the Ragorax’s jaws, killing it.  2000AD #1711
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While suffering from multiple gun-shot wounds and severe blood loss AND after taking a bit of a beating (see the “Endurance” -> “Multiple” section for the preceding scenes), Dredd is still strong enough to catch a punch from Judge Bachmann, the head of Justice Department’s black ops section. As you can see from the first couple of scans, Bachmann was no lightweight and was more or less one-shotting everyone she hit… well, everyone else…  2000AD #1812
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Examples of Dredd dealing with gunshot wounds.

A very early example of Dredd shrugging off a minor gunshot wound (the bullet clips his arm).  2000AD Annual 1978
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Dredd recovers from being shot in the hand in a couple of panels.  2000AD #31
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Dredd takes a pretty significant gunshot wound to the stomach (final scan highlights the damage). He’s not in the best of shape but still functioning.  2000AD #48-#49
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Shot in the shoulder. Dredd is knocked flat on his arse but is back up in short order.  2000AD #78
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Dredd shoots himself in the leg to destroy an attacking robot. The wound renders his leg useless, but Dredd is still tough enough to crawl non-stop for several days through the radioactive desert of the Cursed Earth (despite, presumably, significant blood loss – even Mega-City doctors, according to the third scan, were only just able to save his leg from amputation due to the severity of the wound).  2000AD #85
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Dredd gets shot four times at close range. His body armour takes three of them, but one clearly rips through into his arm.  Dan Dare Annual #1979
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Dredd gets shot in the head with a high calibre sniper rifle and survives, just about. Without the extremely advanced Mega-City medical treatment he would have died, but even so…  2000AD #89-#90
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Dredd shoots himself in the chest with a reduced charge bullet. The modified slug was supposed to only penetrate an inch of flesh, but the techies got the charge wrong. Dredd kills four East-Meg One Judges and forces several more to retreat with a bullet lodged against his heart.  2000AD #261-263
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Dredd walks off a wound from a bullet that punches clean through his thigh and out the other side.  2000AD #382
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Dredd takes multiple high powered sniper rifle rounds. The first punches clean through his badge, his chest and out through his back. The initial shock of that alone would have killed a normal man, apparently, but Dredd is still active and trying to shoot back even after taking a further two gunshots (one of which, apparently, hits him in the head). He eventually passes out from blood loss. As a result of this wound, Dredd had to have a lung surgically replaced.  2000AD #572
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Dredd practically gets his knee blown off by a huge machine gun round. After a quick field dressing, he just walks it off.  Megazine (v2) #33
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A glancing sniper rifle round wound to the arm. The field medic wants to give Dredd an anaesthetic while he stitches it up…  2000AD #881-#882
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Gets shot point blank in the stomach with a Lawgiver equivalent. Dredd is dropped to his arse but still shooting (note: the rest of this fight can be found in the Battles > Skilled Humans section).  2000AD #934-#935
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Dredd gets basically his entire right trap muscle blown clean off (second and final scans especially show the extent of the damage). It barely slows him down.  Megazine (v3) #8  ***
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Dredd pretty much completely no-sells being shot in the chest.  Megazine (v3) #14  ***
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No-sells being shot in the shoulder.  2000AD #1085
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Again shrugs off a pretty significant shoulder wound.  2000AD #1158-#1159
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Yet again basically no-sells a gaping bullet hole in his shoulder.  Megazine #206
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Another shoulder wound, this one seemingly much more significant judging by the blood loss shown on the third page. Dredd doesn’t no-sell this one, but he is still able to react with extreme speed when given a window of opportunity.  2000AD #1340-#1341
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Yet another shoulder wound (those massive shoulder pads must have bullet magnets in them). This one floors Dredd briefly, but once his attacker is taken down Dredd just gets up and walks it off.  2000AD #1424
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Dredd takes multiple gunshot wounds. One catches him in the shoulder (again) whilst the other smashes into his helmet leaving him concussed and pouring blood from his head. Bounces back up pretty quickly.  2000AD #1502
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Fun extended sequence in which Dredd deals with the massive blood loss from a gaping gunshot wound to his stomach, in his own inimitable style.  2000AD #1708
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Tanks a high-powered sniper rifle round directly to his chest. It does punch through another Judge on its way though which presumably absorbs a chunk of the bullet’s power.  2000AD #1749
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Catches another one through the shoulder, this time with the bullet punching clean through and out the other side. Is immediately up and puts three of his own bullets into the shooter.  Megazine #326
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No-sells being shot through the hand.  2000AD #1795-#1796
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Some examples of Dredd dealing with damage from bladed weapons, claws, teeth, shrapnel etc.

A robot dog bites a chunk out of Dredd’s calf.  2000AD #13
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Dredd’s whole arm gets chomped by a Klegg hound (a kind of alien dog/crocodile hybrid with immense strength).  2000AD #97-98
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Dredd is impaled through the shoulder by Judge Fire’s flaming trident.  2000AD #228
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Impaled by multiple sharp projectiles to the torso, legs and arms.  Judge Dredd Annual 1983
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A gigantic crocodile seizes Dredd’s arm and drags him into the water. Ends badly for the croc (and his friends!).  2000AD #384-385
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Shrugs off multiple ninja stars embedded in his chest.  2000AD #484
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And again…  2000AD #779
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…And again!  Judge Dredd Megazine v1 #20
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Shrugs off a sustained ground-and-slash from a mutated lizard man.  2000AD #587
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Sliced up by the claws of a sabre-tooth tiger.  2000AD #607
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Pretty much no-sells a load of wooden shrapnel riddling his face.  2000AD #626
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Bounces back up from an arrow to the chest/shoulder region (highlights).  Judge Dredd Megazine v1 #3
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Dredd gets absolutely shredded by a Raptaur, an immensely powerful alien (and a pretty clear nod to Venom). Despite massive blood loss, Dredd manages to support his own weight and that of the Raptaur while hanging from a flag-pole long for a while. Then, on the verge of passing out from blood loss and poisoning, Dredd stabs his boot knife through hand and flag-pole to prevent a lethal fall.  Judge Dredd Megazine v1 #14 ***
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Dredd gets the “death of a thousand cuts” treatment from a planetary-level necromagus called Sabbat. Dredd doesn’t even dignify him with a grunt of pain (for the full conflict with Sabbat, see the “Battles” section).  Judge Dredd Megazine v2 #9 ***
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Slashed with a chainsword.  2000AD #833-834
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Dredd is grabbed by a giant alien Venus flytrap, picking up multiple massive stab wounds to the arms and torso in the process.  Judge Dredd Megazine v2 #65 & 2000AD #910
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Dredd gets cut to ribbons by a human/dinosaur hybrid mutate, but gives as good as he gets despite massive blood loss.  Judge Dredd Megazine v2 #75
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Impaled through the shoulder and then reeled in like a fish by a Predator with its spear gun. Dredd pulls the barbed blade out and keeps on fighting.  Judge Dredd Megazine v3 #36
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Despite being in horrendous shape with numerous massive injuries already, Dredd shrugs off a slash from a Predator’s wrist blades (for both full fights with the Predator, see the “Battles” section).  Judge Dredd Megazine v3 #38
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Dredd calls in yet another nuclear strike to purge an alien species from the Cursed Earth.  Judge Dredd Megazine #244
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Despite a stab wound to the tricep, Dredd manages to catch a falling civilian and hold on to her long enough for her to climb back up. What’s more interesting is that the narration states that in his prime (twenty years earlier), Dredd would have been able to swing her back up with twenty similar wounds. A good example of the difference in physical performance between prime Dredd and the current version.  2000AD #1275
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Dredd has his wrists/arms slit in a blood sacrifice ritual. Doesn’t stop him snapping his restraints and kicking ass.  2000AD #1355-1356
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Shrugs off multiple large pieces of shrapnel impaling him through the shoulder.  2000AD: It’s Your Funeral Creep!
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Slashed to shit by another Judge under demonic possession, barely slows down.  2000AD #1436
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Bitten on the arm and then an attempted disembowelling from a velociraptor. ‘Raptor comes off worse and Dredd is straight back in the fight thereafter.  2000AD #1673
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Has half of his abdomen sliced apart with a cutting laser. Walks it off.  2000AD #1805
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A few examples of Dredd being more machine than man!

Dredd fights a brutal war without food or sleep for seven full days before finally collapsing from exhaustion.  2000AD #12
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After spending two weeks crossing the Cursed Earth, Dredd gets involved in an intense gun fight that lasts for four days and four nights with no break. He then immediately after has to cross sixty miles of the irradiated wasteland on foot. As if that wasn’t enough, after an unclear period of time (long enough for him to begin hallucinating), Dredd has to shoot himself in the leg… so crawls the rest of the way, never once pausing for a break across a period of multiple days. This is pretty insane.  2000AD #82-85 ***
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Dredd pulls out three hundred arrests in a single day. He is also on the go for 36 hours, which as we shall see is basically him doing part-time hours!  2000AD #322
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Dredd fights the Devil (yes, the actual one) in close combat for “hours”.  Judge Dredd Annual 1984
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Dredd pulls a 100-hour shift before deciding to call it a night.  2000AD #775
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Dredd fights the god-damn Batman in intense h2h combat for approximately 45 minutes, with neither seeming to slow down by the time Dredd calls it (relevant highlights only – for the full fight see the “Battles” section).  Dredd/Batman: Vendetta in Gotham
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Fights the Angel Gang in pure hand-to-hand (see Context section, especially for the very superhuman Mean Machine Angel) for over an hour before eventually triumphing.  2000AD #966
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Another shift pushing the 100-hour mark without sleep. Dredd also rejects Justice Department recommendations for an extended rest period.  Judge Dredd Mega Special 1996
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