If you're one of the many 2000AD fans who absolutely cannot wait to see DREDD hit theaters nationwide on September 21st, 2012; then you might like to know that Legendary plans to release a prequel to the film in the format of a digital comic. That's right; if you want the story behind DREDD, and want to know what things were like in the very beginning, then you may want to check out the comic written by 2000AD editor Matt Smith. The cover for the comic (below) is drawn by artist Greg Staples and will be made available this August.
The DREDD film is not likely to be a Judge Dredd origin story; or at least not much of one anyway; that might be something we'll see in the upcoming DREDD 3D digital comic. The premise of the film will feature Dredd as judge, jury and executioner teaming up with a young protege to take down a gang (headed by Lena Headey's character, Ma-Ma) that is distributing a drug called Slo-Mo. What do you think of the cover to the digital comic? Is it something you think you will want to check out before the film hits theaters on September 21st?