37-year-old Judge Dredd comic is finally getting an uncensored release

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Nov 2, 2015, 6:52 PM EST (Updated)

It’s been 37 years since anyone had a chance to read Judge Dredd’s The Cursed Earth in its uncensored form, but now the classic 2000 AD arc is finally getting an uncensored release.

As io9 notes, the comic was censored in all future releases (only the original includes these scenes as intended), not due to violence or anything obvious like that. Weirdly enough, it was the satirical takes on major fast food chains Burger King and McDonald's (plus canned veggie mascot the Jolly Green Giant), which were portrayed in post-apocalyptic style that took a shot at our consumer culture. That would’ve almost certainly gotten the publisher sued under the old UK law for parodies.

But that law has been updated in a way that should make room for this satire to finally see the light of day. The new collection Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored, with restored artwork, will cost £25 in the UK and $35 in the U.S.

(Via io9)