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Another volume that should be bought for completeness rather than quality
, 30 April 2011
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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