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I Am the Law: How Judge Dredd Predicted our Future

02.03.2023 : 19:00 - 20:00
Lighthouse Bookshop, West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DB
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Michael Molcher

Calling all lovers of political comics! Join us to celebrate the arrival of something really special: an insightful deep-dive into the power of comics as satirical cautionary tales, focusing on one character: the legendary Judge Dredd.

I Am The Law: How Judge Dredd Predicted Our Future is a radical examination of how this iconic antihero, co-created by one of Scotland’s greatest comics writers, provided a chilling warning about the endgame of today’s ‘law and order’ politics, from the violent suppression of protest to ‘zero tolerance’ policing to rise of the surveillance state. It draws parallels between what writers John Wagner and Alan Grant were producing for the comic book 2000 AD –ostensibly written for children – and the modern growth in ‘law and order’ policing, touching on everything from neoliberalism to race to necropolitics.

Come on down, or tune in online, as we explore this fascinating book alongside its author, Michael Molcher..

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