The Batman/Judge Dredd Collection (2000 Ad) Paperback – 16 Jan 2014
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Alan Grant first entered the comics industry in 1967, writing and editing a variety of British comics. In the late 1980s with writing partner John Wagner, Grant moved into the American comic market with their first title, the 12-issue miniseries called OUTCASTS for DC Comics. It paved the way for Grant to write Batman in DETECTIVE COMICS, and he became one of the main Batman writers through the late 1990s. He has also written LOBO, L.E.G.I.O.N. and THE DEMON for DC.
John Wagner is, to many fans, the very heart of "2000 AD." Involved from the earliest days of the Galaxy s Greatest Comic, he co-created "Judge Dredd," as well as "Strontium Dog," "Robo-Hunter" and a host of other "2000 AD "mainstays, including the critically acclaimed "Button Man."
Incredibly prolific throughout his career, and writing under a diversity of pen names often in concert with Alan Grant, with whom he devised and developed "2000 AD" s sister comic, "Judge Dredd: The Megazine" Wagner has worked extensively beyond the Thargian universe, originating and editing a number of British periodicals as well as writing many American standards, including BATMAN, LOBO, "The Punisher" and "Star Wars" bounty hunter "Boba Fett." His Paradox Press graphic novel A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE (illustrated by Vince Locke) was adapted into a critically acclaimed film by director David Cronenberg in 2005.
" --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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If you're a fan of both characters, you should love this trade-paperback collection. It features fantastic art by several illustrators, including John Dell, Val Semeiks, Jim Murray, Glenn Fabry, Carl Critchlow, Cam Kennedy, and Simon Bisley. And the four stories are written by John Wagner and Alan Grant.
Dredd has never really broke the us market but cross over stories like this help raise his profile and always do it well! so far we've had dredd/batman,dredd/predator,dredd /aliens and dredd/lobo. and none feel wrong because dredds world is so diverse anything goes!
This volume collects all 4 batman /dredd strips released by dc comics and with john wagner on board triumph on all levels
in the first batman ends up in mega city one and makes friends with dredd (not really) after a bit of a to do bats and anderson end up back in gotham trying to stop judge death from wreaking his own brand of mayhem there...
Death suffers a bit from the almost comedic way he can be potrayed in this tale,not helped by simon bisleys good but ultimately cartoonish artwork .
Next are two almost throwaway tales one sees dredd as drwan by cam kennedy travell to gotham to pick a fight to keep him from doing something else that could affect dredds world (look just buy the damn thing willya?) the other is a riddler tale putting dredd and batman in a hunt with aliens and killers, batman being the quarry!
The fourth story is by far my fave,death and his three brothers in arms get a fith member in the form of joker by way of a malfunctioning dimension belt they infiltrate a city block that has chosen to seal itself in and live a hedonistic life away from the judges this naturally goes wrong and they find their paradise swiftly turn to hell...
with stunnin artwork throughout (jason brashill and jim murray's being my highlights) the tale arrives to a satisfying conclusion of the lawman and vigilantes team ups ...Read more ›
Dredd highlights Batmans almost passive aproach to dealing with lawbreakers elevating his
already flawless aproach.Its great to see Dredds uncompromising methods questioned.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
First dredd book I have bought and enjoyed bar the last story which I did not think much of otherwise it would have bean 5 starsPublished 10 days ago by Kindle Customer
The Batman / Judge Dredd collection is a magnificent series of stories. Truly one of the finest graphic novels ever written, bringing together two iconic characters in a series of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ian Paul frobes
Fantastic reading from start to finish ,great mix of art work and colours, a all round great read ..just a lot of funPublished 8 months ago by abc1
Not so much as an ounce of subtlety but this collection, which is part of Dredd's continuity if not Batman's, is a beautifully drawn and bloody riot. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Harry Lime
Pretty amazing how they killed off Bruce Wayne in the end. Ballsy.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer