We love Martial Arts here at The Werd. Joe & Brad both share a love for Ong Bak, Tony Jaa, Ip Man & Donnie Yen, and we all love Dredd, so this was kind of written in the stars right? That’s it, we’re all going to stop writing and become Masters of some kind of Art. Writing is an art you say?…tell me more.
To be fair, this is the kind of crazy licencing deal that could well pay off. After all, Dredd is iconic, and I’m sure the two interests of Martial Arts and Dredd have a crossover point somewhere.
The fact that both companies are British and supporting each other does light a little patriotic fire in my blackened heart.
Here’s a brief rundown of what to expect…
It can be tough on the streets of Mega-City One and now martial arts fans can protect themselves with The Law – thanks to a new range of clothing from Scramble and 2000 AD.
2000 AD and Scramble are pleased to announce a new range of licensed martial arts clothing and compression wear which draws on the rich history of the Judge Dredd universe – featuring classic images of the ultimate lawman himself to other characters such as Judge Anderson, The Simping Detective, and many more!
The range will include licensed jiu jitsu gi (kimono), rashguards, hoodies, T-shirts, and woven gi patches.
The new products will be released through dedicated stores in the UK and USA, with wholesalers carrying the full range.
Matt Benyon, creative director and owner of Scramble, said: “Judge Dredd has long been one of my favourite characters, and the fact that Dredd is a born-and-bred British comic resonates with us a British brand. As a kid I would practice drawing Dredd until I got the lines just right; now it’s my great pleasure to have the official license and to create some amazing products using the iconic image.”
Scramble is a technical apparel brand with its roots in the martial arts, particularly Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and grappling. Starting in 2009, Scramble has been very successful in making clothing and equipment that transcends the sport. They are particularly renowned for their collaboration T-shirts with famous figures and licenses, as well as compression wear and BJJ kimonos. www.scramblestuff.com
2000 AD is the legendary weekly British anthology comic and home of Judge Dredd, as well as a galaxy of original sci-fi, fantasy, and horror action stars. As well as producing innovative and provactive comics for almost 40 years, it has brought the industry some of its biggest talents, from Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and Mark Millar, to Jock, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, and many more. Published in print and digital every Wednesday,2000 AD is the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic and remains at the industry’s cutting edge. www.2000ADonline.com
Accompanying this is a teaser image, which looks the part.
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