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4.0 out of 5 stars "I want [Democracy] crushed, Dredd. On this one, you WRITE the law!", 15 Jun 2009
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Sam Woodward (UK) - See all my reviews
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Out of the 48 reprinted Judge Dredd 'progs' from '2000 AD' collected in this volume, 26 are taken up by 'Oz'. Chopper was imprisoned after his breathtaking win in the deadly 'Supersurf 7' skyboard race (think flying surfboards). He luckily escapes & flees Mega City One, travelling across the globe towards Oz for Supersurf 10 - but Dredd is waiting for him at the finish line...

Most of the story centres on Chopper's journey & the big race. It was a bold move by Wagner & Grant to have their main character play second fiddle for so long but Dredd still manages to stick his chin in as he too heads down under, on the trail of the Judda - mysterious assassins who share his DNA.

'Oz' is a fun, action-packed story with some imaginative sequences during the big race finale. There are a few cliches (I guess they assumed that 2000 AD's young audience wouldn't have seen the film 'Dead Calm') as well as some holes in the plot that are more noticeable now I'm older than they were the first time around but if you turn your brain off & enjoy the fun, you're in for a wild ride with a very satisfying conclusion.

But Chopper's exploits are not the main reason to buy #11. 'Revolution' may only be 3 episodes long but it had a much greater impact on Dredd's world than 'Oz' did. A year after Democrat Hester Hyman's terrorist attack on a TV studio, she is being hailed as a martyr & millions of oppressed citizens are getting ready to march on the Grand Hall Of Justice. Dredd is given carte blanche to crush the revolution by ANY means - and is prepared to use every dirty trick in the book. This thought-provoking story was one of the first to give Dredd a bold, political angle. No longer is he merely a 2-dimensional action hero, but also a significant member of a totalitarian police state - a complex man in an ethically murky world.

Meanwhile, martial arts master Stan Lee is back in town & Dredd is eager for a rematch. And 'Bug' sees 12 year-old PJ Maybe commit his first murders, right under Dredd's chin. Like 'Revolution', this brief story seems insignificant in so large a volume but the charming psychopathic genius quickly became one of my favourite villains & a reoccuring thorn in Dredd's side for over a decade.

As ever, there is also a smattering of quirky & fun, although less memorable, short stories. The one drawback of these collections (if you can call it that) is such stories seem weaker than they really are when compared with the likes of 'Revolution' but the consistency of the writing & artwork is much higher than in the earlier volumes. There are far more diamonds than rough in this volume.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The last of the black and white volumes., 14 Sep 2012
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M. Crossman (London) - See all my reviews
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This is the last of the case files to be re-printed in black and white. From volume 12 we go full colour.
The majority of this volume is taken up with the "Oz" story line. 26 chapters (which took half a year to see print originally in 2000 AD) and it's well worth every penny for this story line alone. The writing is sharp and crisp and the artwork in this volume is good it's just a shame that we have no Cam Kennedy, McMahon, Ezquerra, Bolland, or Gibson to see.
Not a good volume to start with if you are just getting into Judge Dredd (go back to volume one and read them in order. It's worth it) but moves the Dredd world on superbly.
Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A spectacular cascade of Dredd Adventures, 30 Nov 2013
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Nabil Hussain (LONDON, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This book had a lot of short stories collected with an epic 26 parter of a Chopper/ Marlon Shakespeare story. The short stories were punchy, curt and to the point. They were enjoyable by themselves. The Chopper story was a tremendous story of action and intrigue. It rounded the book quite well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 14 July 2014
Classic Dredd
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cover Schmover!, 6 Jan 2009
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M. Huggins - See all my reviews
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Just a comment re: the previous comments about the cover art. I appreciate what the other reviewers are saying, but really, don't let this put you off the purchase, not even one iota - the style from the earlier volumes has very much been maintained, and my guess is that there will be certain style for volumes 1-10, and then a variation from 11-20, and so on - I don't think it'll look as odd when we've all built up a complete collection!

Oh, and a fantastic collection, almost goes without saying!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 29 July 2014
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it was great
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great volume, almost, 2 Oct 2008
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Craig Scott "peagreenboy" (Scotland) - See all my reviews
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Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files Volume 11 is another excellent addition to the series, most notably for the 'Chopper in Oz' storyline.

But why oh why did they choose to change the cover design?!? The first ten volumes look lovely on my shelf, and now this book is about to upset the equilibrium with inverted colours and a Dredd shield in place of the 'U'!

Bah. I guess I'm just far too picky...
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Last True Complete Case Files., 22 Aug 2013
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Book 11 is the last truely complete case files, all the books after this one are a quarter of the thickness, yes the later one's are in colour but are lacking in vital stories, there's no continuity in them and considering the fact that they are so much shorter I find justifing there cost very hard to do, sadly the missing stories have never been printed any where and as they keep refering back to them I cannot understand why they weren't included.
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