Armon Gill, also known as the Chief Judge's Man, was a genetically engineered ex-military assassin augmented with cockroach and leopard genes to give him enhanced endurance and agility. He was recruited by a rogue judge (named Michael "Iron Mike" DeKlerk) to murder political activists who criticised the Justice Department. He believed he was working for Chief Judge Hershey herself. After he was captured by Dredd (who believed he was planning to kill some aliens he was escorting) he infiltrated Correction Facility 17 where he assassinated a prisoner, Bubba O'Kelly (his predecessor who was blackmailing DeKlerk), but when his promised rescue failed to materialise he became disillusioned and embittered. Escaping, he fled to Texas City territory where he killed a Texas Ranger and took his identity.
Upon re-entering Mega-City One, he tried to contact the Chief Judge on a public telephone, where DeKlerk attempted to assassinate him. Managing to escape the assassination attempt, he then sought to assassinate the Chief Judge by infiltrating the North West Hab Zone Tunnel Project where he managed to board "Jaws" (a massive driller vehicle). Dredd attempted to stop him but was too late as the Chief Judge was apparently killed in the ensuring fight (she was shortly afterward revealed to be a robot decoy). Gill, fatally wounded, was shot dead by the judges. DeKlerk himself committed suicide after writing a confession implicating himself as the mastermind.
The tale was told in three parts:
- Judge Dredd (all written by John Wagner):
All three stories have been collected in a single volume: