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More Warhammer than Dredd
on 4 January 2012
The title here says it all. I got this as I love Judge Dredd, the universe its set in, everything about it. The story sounded great, and to be fair it is, although what on earth the SJS is doing dealing with colonies is beyond me. They are the internal affairs department of the Judge's. Its like the LA Police Departments IA unit going to the Middle East to fight a war for the USA!
Anyway, my main concerns here are, other than the above, and as the other reviewer has already stated, its in B&W. Bad mistake. Some of it just looks messy and hard to make out due to that. Another, and perhaps my main problem here is that you could take the entire story and drop it into the Warhammer 40,000 universe and noone would blink an eye. Even the Judges soldiers look almost exactly like Necrons from that universe! Now don't get me wrong, I am a fan of Warhammer, which might be why it stands out like a sore thumb to me. I know the author is a big name in writing books for Warhammer to, I have some, but seriously, if your gonna write Dredd, then write Dredd, not a thinly veiled Warhammer story.
Thats why it only gets two stars. Its not Dredd at all, in any shape or form. If you are a Dredd fan do not buy this book, you will be disappointed. If you are a Warhammer fan, or just want a good story, then go ahead, you'll love it.