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3.0 out of 5 stars Another volume that should be bought for completeness rather than quality, 30 April 2011
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This review is from: Judge Dredd: Complete Case Files v. 16 (Paperback)
If you're collecting these volumes then you have to get ths for a sense of completeness, but content-wise it's a bit of a space filler.

It features progs 736-775, the JD Megazine 1.11 - 1.20 - all featuring stories from Mega City One's years 2113-2114

Generally these collections contain epics, or a few big stories that are significant for the Judge Dredd timeline. Then they tend to be filled out with one-prog style spacefillers - what you get is the luck of the draw, as the volumes are exhaustive and cronologically ordered - sometimes you get a "Block Mania", sometimes you just get bits and bobs.

There's no epic in this volume, but a couple of stories that are significant

The Devil You Know/Twighlight's Last Gleaming. This run of stories closes the "Democracy" storyline that had been going on for years, with a rerendum to end the rule of the Judges

The Art of Geomancy. A follow up to the ongoing "Death Fist" storyline.

Justice One - a six parter set on space ships on the way to Pluto

Raptaur - a kind of "Alien" rip-off 7 parter.

The rest is just little stories - with a pretty varied quality of artwork - one or two in particular are pretty dire.

I'm still buying them one by one from volume 12 onwards - i bought the actual comics in my youth up to a certain age and now i'm "getting up to speed" on the stories i missed because I stopped; if the quality keeps diminishing like this i might just stop and stick to the classic early volumes.
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Initial post: 13 Sep 2011, 20:28:24 BST
M. C. Gloady says:
Shame if you were to stop as you'll be missing out on some good stuff (and some sub-standard stuff too) but I totally understand.

Once they stop having the names of folks like Garth Ennis, Mark Millar and Grant Morrisson on the cover, it'll be safe to come back. They're talented to be sure but none of them quite managed to nail the character day in day out and only managed to occasionally pull off a genuinely worthwhile storyline. Millar arguably didn't even do that.

Once you come back it gets even better than it was when you were a kid. Modern Dredd is MATCHLESS.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Apr 2012, 13:35:22 BST
thanks for the info - i'll keep pushing on!!

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Dec 2014, 15:40:05 GMT
In the Complete files, which volumes are considered "Modern"?
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