SHOK! The One-Off Judge Dredd Comic That “Inspired” the Cult Film Hardware #cyberpunk

On Wednesday, I wrote about Hardware, Richard Stanley’s 1990 cyberpunk horror classic. As I mentioned there, the film got sued by the publishers of 2000 AD magazine for plagiarizing SHOK!, a one-off comic situated in the Judge Dredd universe.

I managed to find the 7-page story in the 2000 AD archives. Here’s the link. And yes, Hardware is pretty much a direct plot heist. As they say, plagiarism saves time.


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2 Comments

  1. Thanks for reminding me about this great story – I remember reading it when it first came out.
    I’m surprised more 2000ad stories haven’t been made into films.

    The link above to the 2000ad archive isn’t working correctly, I think it should be http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=thrill&page=thrillviewer&choice=shok&thrillpage=1

  2. Fixed! Thank you.

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