It was to the caw and flap of carrion birds fighting over a rotting pig's head just outside the window that I first entered the world of Judge Dredd.
The location was the common area of a college dorm suite shared by some friends of mine. The decomposing animal head had been brought back as a drunken trophy from an on-campus pig roast by one of the suite-mates and plunked down on the relocated (that is stolen) picnic table the boys had positioned outside the ground-floor windows.
The issues of Judge Dredd were scattered on the common-area coffee table, where I found them one Saturday afternoon. A perfect time and place to enter the nihilistic world of Megablocks and Judges.