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on 10 July 2006
It's rare to see comics supremo Alan Moore exercise his funny bone, but on the rare occassions that he does the results are usually hilarious, and these stories of two alien delinquents with a destruction addiction are no exception. Comparable to his Bojeffries Saga, DR and Quinch is just pure, ludicrous FUN, from start to finish. Alan Davis was a great choice for art duties; with a love of detail but an eye for cartoony excess, he's clearly having as much fun as Moore is here - when the pair gleefully have DR and Quinch blow up planet Earth and everyone on it a mere six pages in, you know that all bets are off. The duo join the army, go to prison, fall in love, befriend a psychopath, and start a Scout troop - but it's when they go to Hollywood that the strip really burns a permanent place into your affections (most likely with a laser-guided anti-grav thermo-beam); this five part mini-epic is worth the cover price alone. 'Mind the Oranges, Marlon!'

The 2012 Rebellion edition is a really nice package, with a brand new cover by Davis, a bunch of covers, pin-ups and script pages in the back, and the 'DR and Quinch Agony pages' reproduced in their original colour. The only reason it doesn't get the full five stars is because in places some of the reproduction is not as good as it could be (particularly a notable few pages on DR and Quinch get drafted) and the strip had such a criminally short run that the fun all ends far too soon!
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on 18 August 2008
Brilliantly funny - and very silly - the adventures of the revolting Waldo "D.R." ("Diminished Responsibility") Dobbs and Ernest Quinch represent some of the best stories of their type from the early days of "2000AD". Moore's scripts are perfectly realised by Alan Davies' art as our "heroes" progress from the throwaway protagonists of a one-off "Time Twister" to fully-fledged stars. With digs at teen romance, the Vietnam War, celebrity and Hollywood (particularly apt in retrospect, considering Moore's now legendary contempt for the movies industry), the pair battle petty bureaucats, psychotic ex-girlfiends and deranged war veterans in universe dotted with some very familiar faces (the Marlon Brando cameo is now legendary).
A great collection of stories by a writer and artist on absolutely top form - an "must" purchase!
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VINE VOICEon 2 January 2003
Alan Moores funniest writing. More famous for 'From Hel', and 'Watchmen', DR & Quinch was one of Alan Moores earliest works (1983!), and remains his funniest writing. Aided by the sublime comic art of Alan Davids, this is a team-up that has rarely been matched.
In these pages you will find merciless skits of 50's be-bop, the Vietnam war, and the Hollywood dream, topped off with lashings of childish glee at comic book violence.
This is a book to be bought & re-read. I've owned the originals for almost two decades, and they still make me laugh out load. Enjoy.
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on 10 September 2007
One of the great 2000ad strips ruined by a terrible reprint that loses all the detail of the original artwork. Avoid this and buy the earlier version.
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on 28 December 2010
Hilarious anarchic mayhem from the mind of a young Alan Moore, probably the funniest comic strip I've ever read. Fans of 2000AD and British cyberpunk comics should buy this immediately. Don't expect a sprawling dystopian epic or anything, this is the comic equivelant of 'Bottom' and 'The Young Ones' mixed with some weapons of mass-destruction and a complete disregard for life of any kind. Pick it up if any of that sounds appealing to you.
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on 27 November 2001
D.R. (it stands for 'Diminished Responsibility') and Quinch ("My psychiatrist says I'm a psychotic deviant. But that doesn't mean I'm a bad person, right?") is just about the funniest thing to come out of 2000AD. It's totally original humour with great storylines. If you like the lighter side of 2000AD you'll love this.
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on 1 March 2011
The complete combined stories from 2000AD, DR and Quinch are the loveable alien ASBOys from the future. Delinquent and delightful, and in their own way, responsible for the way our world looks today.
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on 11 July 2013
Brilliant art,brilliant stories.completely ruined by the tiny size of pages on I-pad.avoid like the plague and buy paper copy instead
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VINE VOICEon 7 October 2011
Back before all Alan Moore stories had to have lots of sex in them and he wrote for 2000AD, this was one of the funniest strips around.
Alan Davis is the author and brings DR & Quinch to life in a very real but Alien way.
The stories are really a mix of a Bill & Ted type couple mixed with Gremlins type humour as Waldo & Ernest bring their own anarchic lifestyle to those around them, and what's more important, get away with it.

I did in the night have a really good dream about the stories that explained them all on not just a literary level, but also on a life changing spiritual level...but when I woke up I just forgot it.

Only Halo Jones comes close to this period of Moore's writing skill.
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on 6 December 2015
Funny and irreverant. I used to dip into 200AD but didnt remember this, it doesnt matter though as the stories stand on their own merit. I've handed this to friends who dont like comics and they still get into it!
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