Satanus the Black Tyrannosaur! Undisputed Lord of Sauron Valley! Satanus returns from the pages of Judge Dredd in a six-part story called Satanus Unchained. Dinosaur mayhem and carnage ensue when a pack of sport hunters decide to take down the living legend. This is one gorgeously painted story! Check out the first three pages in our gallery today.
Collector’s Guide: From Satanus Unchained; Serialized in 2000AD, progs 1241-1246. Published by Fleetway in 2001. Script by Gordon Rennie, art by Colin Macneil.
Sometimes it’s hard to tell a good idea from a bad idea. Let’s say you had a totally evil tyrannosaurus that died in the Cretaceous but was brought back to life through cloning. Then, after being set loose by atomic weapons, he killed and maimed his way through the future before vanishing into the wild. As a scientist, at what point do you think it would be a good idea to drink that tyrannosaur’s blood?
Satanus first appeared in the Judge Dredd storyline The Cursed Earth. You can find that in the Cursed Earth TPB. But, be warned that due to being sued by fast food fast chains from America, the publishers of 2000 AD did not include four chapters of the 25-episode story (episodes 11-12 and 17-18.) So, go pawn some family heirlooms, and you can pick up the original Cursed Earth stories in 2000 AD, #61-85.
Satanus also appeared in a story gorgeously illustrated by Colin Macneil called Satanus Unchained in 2000 AD #1241-1246. Satanus fans will also enjoy Judge Dredd #7, which reprints the Satanus chapters of Cursed Earth with a cool Brian Bolland cover.
If you like Satanus, check out our gallery of Flesh from 2000 AD, featuring the mother of Satanus, Old One Eye.
Let’s rock one of our favorite stories of all time: the saga of Satanus, the evil, ass-kicking tyrannosaur from Judge Dredd! Here we find out all about his prehistoric birth and death, and his rise to infamy after being cloned back to life. Yes, this was before Michael Crichton wrote Jurassic Park – more proof of Pat Mills’ genius!
Collector’s Guide: From Judge Dredd #7; Eagle/Quality 1984. Reprints the Satanus chapters of Cursed Earth; originally printed in 2000 AD #61-85. Collected in Cursed Earth TPB.