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Warning: Contains traces of Millar & Morrison
on 18 June 2013
The material at the back of the book is fried gold - "Bury My Knee At Wounded Heart", "Giant" and "Howler". All written by Judge Dredd's co-creator John Wagner for Judge Dredd The Megazine. Unfortunately the bulk of the book is taken up by infantile dross like "Book Of The Dead" and "Frankenstein Division" written by Mark Millar and Grant Morrison. In "Frankenstein Division" an unkillable monster is created from the body parts of men killed specifically by Dredd during the mighty mega-epic "The Apocalypse War". How on earth did that happen? Did the Sovs have two piles of bodies, one saying "KILLED BY DREDD" and the other saying "NOT KILLED BY DREDD"? The only saving grace is the astounding Carlos Ezquerra artwork. It is clear to me that by the mid nineties no one really knew what to do with Judge Dredd and so the stories became more extreme. More gore and more glib one-liners seem to be the order of the day. Thank grud John Wagner was waiting around the corner to reboot the strip as a police procedural with a greatly extended cast of characters.