Is Legendary Comic-Book Vigilante “Judge Dredd” Light In The Gavel?
January 26, 2013 1:24 PM Subscribe
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Since first appearing on the scene in 1977, Judge Dredd
has been the comic-book world’s answer to Dirty Harry, serving as judge, jury and executioner in a dystopian future.
Now, in the latest issue of 2000AD, titled “Closet,” it appears as if the legendary lawman is coming out of the closet.
On the first page of the comic, Dredd is shown sharing a passionate kiss with another man
, with a caption reading: “I guess, somehow, I’d always known I was gay. I was just too scared to admit it.”
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.Writer Rob Williams said Dredd's sexuality - whatever it is - was buried beneath his love for the law.
He said: "Although, can you imagine what would happen if that repression ever fell away, just for an instant? Sure, Dredd could be gay.
"You can't look at the original costume design of leather and chains and not see a fetishistic edge there.
"But Dredd's feeling are so deeply hidden, he is extremely unlikely to ever let them show."
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