Judge Dredd’s assault on consumer culture icons finally unleashed

Episodes of the Judge Dredd strip from classic British weekly comic 2000AD that poked fun at McDonald’s, Burger King and corporate mascots such as the Michelin Man and the Jolly Green Giant are due to be reprinted after almost four decades in legal limbo. In 1978, the comic featured a long-running storyline called The Cursed Earth, in which the far-future lawman went on a road trip through an America reduced to a post-nuclear wasteland populated by grotesque mutants. Two episodes – Burger Wars and Soul Food – saw Dredd go up against characters caricaturing icons of American consumer culture.

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