Judge Dredd isn’t the only sci-fi action hero John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra have created, and some might argue that he isn’t even their best. Johnny Alpha is a mutant bounty hunter and star of Strontium Dog, a series launched in the doomed British weekly Starlord. He was later adopted by 2000AD, where tales of the white-eyed mutie were justifiably popular.
After suffering mutations brought on by a 22nd century nuclear war, mutants were ghettoised and forced into poverty by Earth’s ‘normal’ people. The only work available to them was bounty hunting, going after the criminals considered too dangerous for the police to handle. Johnny Alpha was one such agent, dubbed Strontium Dogs by their prejudiced masters.
This volume is the first in a series of stories that will collect all of Alpha’s adventures from Starlord and 2000AD, in order and uncut. What a treat.