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Essential and comprehensive Dredd.,
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This review is from: Judge Dredd: Complete Case Files v. 1 (Paperback)
Volume 1 includes the initial introductory Dredd stories, the Call-Me-Kenneth robot revolution, Return of Rico, the Luna period and ends with Dredd returning to MC1 in time for the Cursed Earth saga. Also included are the first, unpublished, Dredd by Esquerra and a selection of Walter the Wobot one-pagers.
Volume 2 includes the excellent Cursed Earth and Judge Caligula epics back to back and ends with three parter the DNA man
Volume 3 returns to shorter storyline formats and includes Judge Death, Father Earth, Umpty Candy and the blood of Satanus. These all all good stories although this volume is one of the thinnner ones and it must be said the reproduction really isn't good in parts. The backgrounds of some frames are lost completely and some of the best art in Dredd ends up looking pretty pedestrian. Sticklers may be better trying to seek out the superior image quality of the Titan publications.
Volume 4 includes the excellent Judge Child saga, Otto Sump, The Fink, Pirates if the Black atlantic and Chopper's first appearance.
Volume 5 Includes Block Mania and the epic Apocalypse War
Volume 6 follows on from the conclusion of the Apocalypse war with Meka city, Fungus and Destiny's Angels and then it's back to reasonably good shorter storylines with Rabid, Blobs, Night of the rad beast, the slightly naff Starborn thing, The Stupid Gun, Trapper Hag, the good Shanty town and a real forgotten gem The Executioner.
Volume 8 Includes some multi parters but no epics - Cry of the werewolf, the classic fatty eating saga Requiem for a heavyweight, The graveyard shift, Bob & Carol & Ted & Ringo, the Haunting of sector house 9, Citizen Snork and numerous okay single episode stories. This volumes marks a changing of the guard in terms of artists with the introduction of Cam Kennedy and Jim Baikie.
The print reproduction is generally good - but some pages suffer bady and some really great art is made to look very ordinary, particularly when toner is used - this is understandably unavoidable on the colour spreads but surely not on the b/w pages. Despite this minor gripe you won't find a more affordable and comprehensive Dredd collection and kudos to Rebillion for getting these in print. Essential.
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Initial post: 22 Aug 2011 09:59:02 BDT
Alistair Ian Jelks says:
hi, would you know the name of the judge dredd story where he catches a juvinile breaking into a beautiful garden but the old lady who owns the garden didn't mind and i think dredd lets him off, also would you know which complete case files would have it ? many thanks...
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Sep 2011 15:24:51 BDT
Dr. Simon N. Smith says:
cant remember the title but it was in the post 500 issues and was re referenced in later banzai battalion series so you might find reference back to that. If I come across it in my issues I'll repost here
Posted on 25 Oct 2011 11:55:07 BDT
Pj Cooper says:
Why did you skip volume 7?
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Oct 2011 23:17:45 BDT
Alistair Ian Jelks says:
thanks for that, just got your post now, cheers...
Posted on 26 Oct 2011 05:11:09 BDT
The Cursed Earth Epic! Dose is have all 25 parts?
Posted on 18 Sep 2012 18:07:05 BDT
Amazon Customer says:
Thanks a lot, that was just the info I was looking for!
Posted on 6 Nov 2012 23:15:14 GMT
Hi I was just wondering if anyone could tell me if these comics are the true story of judge dredd if that makes any sense
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Nov 2013 20:26:11 GMT
G. M. Smith says:
These are reprints of the original Judge Dredd stories published in 2000ad from issue 2 on sequentially
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