Being one of the hardcore retro dredd heads and getting on a bit in the fact that i don't like change ,i have had real trouble getting to grips with some of the non-classics of 2000ad's long and chequered history (and i still cant get into nikolai dante)
But! written by simon spurrier and with some gorgeous art by the wonderful frazier irving the "simping detective" is a humourous tale set in Dredd's world of low lifes and seedy back streets ... the plots follow Judge Jack Point
wally squad(undercover) operative for the 22nd century fascist police state of mega city one he dresses like a berk or simp as it is known in the future and poses as a disgraced judge working as a private eye . The disgraced judge act is handy for when he is recognised (or dropped in it by his corrupt sector chief)...the writing is well done and quite funny in places but also managing to capture the film noir feel there is a couple of cameos by the big chin himself as well.
Art wise this is astounding or dare i say "arsom" mainly in black and white but with the very sparse colour flash to make something stand out (think the red coat in schindlers list) irving has a seriously silky style which makes his work in this especially stand out.