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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Wagner Dredd - payback is a bitch!, 14 Feb. 2013
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This review is from: Judge Dredd Day of Chaos: Fourth Faction (Paperback)
I'd been looking forward to this for some time, an epic Dredd story by the only man that can write Dredd (John Wagner) and in some ways, a sequel to 'The Apocalypse War' that I had read 30 years earlier in my mis-spent youth. Not reading the weekly 2000AD any more, I've enjoyed his previous recent Dredd epics such as Tour of Duty and Origins and seen the character of Dredd age in real time and build up a regular cast of fellow judges around him.

Knowing the length of the story I knew that this would be the first of 3 volumes (I think), perhaps my only disappointment. Arriving a couple of days early, I was straight into it. A kind of hint of '24' to this volume with various story lines touched on and various terrorist types plotting and scheming building up slowly and nicely.

Dredd artist stalwarts Colin MacNeil and Henry Flint chip in their regular solid work. The big surprise is unlike the majority of the newer 'fill-in' artists in recent Dredd volumes (just my term - they could be 2000AD Dredd regulars) the ones here are fairly good and don't draw Dredd and his world in a cartoonish, OTT style that seems to have been the vogue.

Overall a great read setting the scene of what's to come - cant wait for the next book.
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Initial post: 14 Feb 2013 22:41:34 GMT
Dr. Dingus says:
is this a full story or part of one?

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2013 22:49:51 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Feb 2013 12:14:16 GMT
J. Edwards says:
It's only a part of the overall 'Day of Chaos' storyline and composed of a number of inter-related stories that comprise the overall plot, much like 'Tour of Duty'. I.e. this is 160 pages long whereas the total Day of Chaos story is 289 pages. This volume collects the stories The Skinning Room, the Further Dastardly Deeds of PJ Maybe, Nadia, The Fourth Faction and Elusive. Much more of Day of Chaos to come!

Posted on 15 Feb 2013 11:51:44 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Feb 2013 11:52:24 GMT
leeman says:
There at 2 books! The other on is called Judge Dredd Day of Chaos: Endgame.

Posted on 15 Feb 2013 17:59:15 GMT
B. L. Head says:
Really enjoyed this book,cant wait for number two
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