Spikes Harvey Rotten
Biographical information
Gender Male
Family Unknown
Postion Ex leader of The Spacers, Deputy Judge at time of death
Affiliation The Spacers (Leader)

Megacity Two Vacination Team (Navigator)

Alignment Criminal turned Hero
Status Deceased
Cause Hit by explosion, before walking out into hail of bullets taking out as many foes in the process
Behind the Scenes
First Appearance  ???
Latest Appearance  ???
Portrayed by Unknown
Spikes Harvey Rotten is a major character in the Judge Dredd Epic The Cursed Earth but originally appeared in the two part 2000 AD story Mega-City 5000 as a criminal. At the end of the story he was captured by Judge Dredd and the original Judge Giant. It was 20 issues later that he appeared again for The Cursed Earth after being chosen by Dredd to help deliver the vaccine for 2T(FRU)T.


Spikes first appeard as a tall lean man with long fair hair, in his later appearence his hair is far more ragged and shaggy and he wears a lot more punk style jewelry.


Throughout the Cursed Earth saga Spikes was shown as a smartassed trouble maker, who enjoyed gambleing, fast woman, and violence. Early on he was shown to lie cheat at cards and steal.

However he slowly becomes more and more loyal to Dredd and his companions as the treck carry's on saving Dredd's life on more than one occasion, later on when Tweak was intoduced to the plot Spikes initally disliked the alien considering it a dumb animal, when he learnt of Tweak's homeworld and its riches however he quickly (And quite selfishly) tries to buddy up with the Alien.

However in the last stand against General Blood'n'Guts, Spikes is critically injured, knowing he would hold the other two back, he valiantly steps out into a hail of bullets taking as many enimes down in the process. After Spikes death, Dredd remarks upon him as being "Not just any punk, but the best punk the world had ever known".


Spikes played a major role in helping deliver the vaccine for 2T(FRU)T to Mega-City Two. He acted as a biker for Dredd's team, chosen because Dredd believed him to be the best biker there was, and offered him a pardon if they succeeded in delivering the vaccine for the virus. Spikes made good friends with Tweak, who promised him riches beyond his wildest dreams with the ownership of half his planet. Little did Spikes know, Tweak had used his powers of pre-cognition and seen Spike's death. Spikes was eventually killed in Death Valley, after several days of battleing against a large army of Mek-Troopers, after a while their leader General Blood'n'Guts said that if they gave them Dredd they would let Spikes and Tweak live, however Spikes refuses to let Dredd go and as a result he is hit by the blast of a bomb, realiseing himself to be close to death Spike grabbed a machine gun and said his goodbyes to Tweak and Dredd and goes to battle them, were he is instantly set on by over 50 guns. Dredd recovers his body and swaps uniforms then places Spikes on his Lawmaster and set the bike on auto pilot, the bike speeds ahead and goes right through the General destroying him and allowing Dredd and Tweak to escape alive. 


  • There is often some name misconception between Spikes and the other biker gang leader Zoot Smiley in the Mega-City 5000 strip, this is primarily down to acidental art errors at the time.


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Other Characters Chopper - Vienna Dredd - Fergee - Yassa Povey - Jacob Sardini - Walter the Wobot - Henry Ford - Spikes Harvey Rotten - Tweak - Tony Tubbs - Otto Sump - Mrs. Gunderson - Sensitive Klegg - Jack Point - Maria - Benneet Beeny - Grunwalder - Old Joe Blind - Max Normal - Toots Milloy - Mr. Harke - Mr. Burr - Jim Grubb - Dave the Orangutan - Nimrod - The Creep - Johnny Alpha - Wulf Sternhammer - The Fargo Clan - Randy Fargo - Jubal Fargo - Hocus Ritter - Batman
Storylines America - The Apocalypse War - Block Mania - City of the Damned - The Cursed Earth - Day of Chaos - Democracy - The Doomsday Scenario - The Hunting Party - The Judge Child - Judgement Day - Mechanismo - Mutants - Necropolis - Origins - Oz - The Pit - The Robot Wars - Tour of Duty Trifecta - Wilderlands
Crossovers Judge Dredd vs. Aliens - Judgement on Gotham - Predator vs. Judge Dredd - Mars Attacks Judge Dredd
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