Farage-like character set to star in new Judge Dredd comic

Ukip leader Nigel Farage is set to be given a comic book makeover after it was revealed today that comic makers 2000AD are basing a new character on the politician.

An image issued by Rebellion shows Nigel Farage as he runs up against Judge Dredd in a new comic-strip story Credit: Dave Taylor/Rebellion/PA Wire

Bilious Barrage, who is based on Farage, will reportedly feature in a story called Judge Dredd: People Like Us later this year where he will encounter Judge Dredd in Mega-City One when a series of terrorist attacks stoke up anti-immigrant tensions.

2000 AD editor Matt Smith said: "2000 AD has a long tradition of taking a pop at authority, stemming from its anti-establishment punk origins back in the 1970s.

"Whether it was Margaret Thatcher being executed on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral by the Volgans in the very first issue, to Tony Blair being lampooned as the monomaniacal superhero B.L.A.I.R. 1, or Nemesis the Warlock ruthlessly satirising organised religion, 2000 AD has always taken a pop at the powerful and the pompous and no one, not even today's politicians, are safe."