- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Rebellion/2000AD (15 Mar. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1905437587
- ISBN-13: 978-1905437580
- Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 1 x 25.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,101 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Judge Dredd: America Paperback – 15 Mar 2008
|New from||Used from|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
About the Author
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, the Judge Dredd 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, The Punisher, Lobo and Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett. His Paradox Press graphic novel A History of Violence has recently been made into a film by David Cronenberg. Frazer Irving is without question one of 2000AD's brightest new stars. His distinctive art style, both on co-created strips like A Love Like Blood, Necronauts and Storming Heaven, as well as on Judge Dredd, Judge Death, Future Shocks, Terror Tales, Tharg the Mighty, The Scarlet Apocrypha and Sinister Dexter, have quickly brought him to the attention of the US industry. Irving recently completed both Fort: Prophet of the Unexplained for Dark Horse Comics and The Authority: Scorched Earth for DC/WildStorm.
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top Customer Reviews
It collects several stories following the life of the titular character America, one of the hundreds of millions born to poverty and hopelessness in Dredd's world but one who finds her voice and dares to believe the law can be challenged.
The art is fantastic, the writing is some of the best in the many years Dredd has been running, before or since and it's one book I'd recommend to all comic fans who want to know what Dredd is about. Brilliant.
Bennett Beeny & America are childhood friends. One will tow the line & grow up to have a successful career. The other will become a terrorist, fighting for democracy. Both will have their hearts broken in this tragic story, as Dredd brings his jackboot crashing down on their dreams.
Wagner's writing is perfectly accompanied by the moody art of Colin MacNeil, where the city itself always looms oppressively over its occupants like a 2-D expressionist film. Perhaps that's why he was often given the more political stories to actualise, such as the first chapter of Total War.
This volume also includes two sequels, both written many years after the original. They are not up to the standard of the first story - which would be a very tall order - but then one is merely a vehicle for introducing a new character, who became a welcome addition to Dredd's world. Plus I enjoyed them more upon re-reading than I did initially, when my expectations were higher. But the first story is still so strong that I can't bring myself to give this volume less than 5 stars.
A classic, mature, politically-aware Dredd story.
The story centres around two friends, America Jara and Bennett Beeny. Childhood freinds growing up in Mega City 1. Beeny is bullied as a child by other other kids, but find's a kindred spirit in America Jara. Beeny fall's in love with America but feels she is out of his league. His fears are soon realised when she falls for someone else. However, Beeny can never get America out of his mind. He send's letters to her but they soon grow to lead totally different lives. Beeny becomes a successful comedian and singer, whilst America Jara joins a Terrorist organisation 'Total War' which is intent on taking out the fascist Judges. But even as they drift apart, Beeny still yearns for his childhood friend and love. A chance meeting years later has terrifying consequuences for Beeny, and it will ultimately lead to tragedy for both.
America is a love story foremost, and a critical look into the oppresive way of life for the citizen in Dredd's world. Dredd is not the protagonist of the piece, but rather an antagonist. We see him at certain times like in the begining showing his views on where he stands: '' The people, they know where I stand. They need rules to live by - I provide them. They break the rule, I break them, Thats the way it works'' these words follow to the iconic artwork of Dredd standing on the American flag.Read more ›
Added to this, Colin Macneils artwork is some of the best to serve the galaxy's greatest comic. The other two tales are nowhere near as strong but still worth a read. Enjoy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
great read..really enjoyed it. It was a good yet scary potential future of how a police state is and as a judge dredd fan I liked the different perspective taken in it from the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by ALAN 81
I was recommended this as a starting point into the Judge Dredd franchise, it definitely ticked all the boxes. Great read!Published on 23 Feb. 2014 by Jamie Giles
one of the best dredd stories.split into three. the fight against the judges,living in meg one,living with the judges.
can you change anything? what would you do ? Read more
There are those comic stories which are simply a perfect amalgamation of prose and artwork. New Gods 7, Mister Miracle 9, Fantastic Four 51. Read morePublished on 19 Oct. 2013 by Nariman
It's been a long time since I read Judge Dress but I'm glad that I took the chance to 're-visit. Good story, well told.Published on 6 Oct. 2013 by N. Edge
This is such a special piece. John Wagner knows his Dredd to the core and one can only wish that others wiling to pursue the same career take heed from the man's insight, his... Read morePublished on 3 Aug. 2013 by Mike G