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Dredd-fully good!5 July 2010
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Judge Dredd is supposed to be a parody of Dirty Harry and other Hollywood lawmen. His stone face, his over-the-top costume and his 'I am the law!' ethos are all part of the joke. But with this volume Dredd gets deadly serious.
It starts innocently enough when a dropped ice cream cone starts a block war. It ends with Dredd nuking half a billion people. In the middle we see Mega City One devastated (not for the first or the last time) and invaded. Dredd makes hard choices without regret, leaving citizens to die of radiation poisoning or shooting collaborators. It's not funny but it is good.
The art, mostly by Carlos Ezquerra, is gorgeous throughout and writers Alan Grant and John Wagner keep the action going at a quick pace.
This volume seems to be out print, I see copies selling for $50 or more. I can't recommend paying that but if you see this story for $20 or so pick it up, you'll have a Dredd-fully good time.