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Comic Book Review – Judge Dredd: Dark Justice

17 July 2015 1:23 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Andrew Newton reviews Judge Dredd: Dark Justice

Having previously been destroyed by nuclear fire and dragged to hell by the vengeful spirits of those he had murdered, alien superfiend Judge Death has managed to return to the world. United with his ‘brothers’ – Judges Fear, Fire and Mortis – the quartet of terror have invaded The Mayflower – a starship populated by four thousand of Mega-City One’s richest citizens. Psi-Division’s Cassandra Anderson discovers that Death has returned and now she and Judge Dredd must travel into deep space in an attempt to stop the Dark Judges once and for all.

There are very few comic books better than one containing Dredd but it is rarer than hen’s teeth to find one better than a comic book containing Dredd going up against the Dark Judges.  The latest graphic novel from Rebellion containing this evil gang is Dark Justice written by »

- Andrew Newton

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Future Shock! The Story of 2000Ad review

5 July 2015 5:31 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Pat Mills and John Wagner are amongst the talking heads in the first full documentary about the mighty 2000Ad.

It feels surprising that no one has attempted to chart the history of 2000Ad in a documentary before, given its legacy, but with its current upward trajectory and the devotion that it inspires (especially in the wake of the critically acclaimed but commercially melancholy film of Judge Dredd) it’s probably the best time to make a feature with a positive outlook.

Future Shock! is the work of Paul Goodwin, whose main task appears to have been assembling a wealth of talent to interview. With the exception of Alan Moore, Mark Millar and Garth Ennis, the big names are all present, which means you get to see Neil Gaiman sitting in front of an apparently colour coded bookcase, Bryan Talbot enthusiastically miming someone being impaled on a sword, »

- simonbrew

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Comic Book Review – 2000Ad Prog 1934

10 June 2015 6:32 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oliver Davis reviews 2000Ad Prog 1934…

Borag Thungg, Earthlets!

After the plodding ‘Breaking Bud’ story by Judge Dredd co-creator John Wagner, Michael Carroll returns to the strip with ‘Blood of Emeralds’. The green gem of the title refers to Emerald Isle, where one of the strip’s characters – Judge Fintan Joyce – was drafted from post-Chaos Bug. He’s attacked by the assassin Stonefish in the opening segment, a wickedly quick sequence of narrow, page-wide panels, similar to Mark Millar or Brian Michael Bendis’ panoramic layouts. It’s all over a MacGuffin – Joyce’s safety deposit box that’s just arrived in his possession. There’s a distinctly Irish flavour to the story: Fintan Joyce’s name, the ‘Emerald Isle’, a picture of his father wearing a green version of the Judges outfit, even the tease for next week’s instalment called ‘Return to Murphyville’. Expect a Gangs of Mega City-One joke in weeks to come. »

- Oli Davis

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Comic Book Review – Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 10

9 June 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Andrew Newton reviews Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 10…

Judge Dredd takes to the mean streets of the Big Meg once more to tackle the city’s most dangerous offenders, including the deadly martial artist Stan Lee! The tenth book in this bestselling series collects together some of the very best in Thrill-power, including such stories as ‘The Art of Kenny Who?’, ‘The Fists of Stan Lee’, ‘Atlantis’ and ‘The Taxidermist.’ Featuring the writing of Judge Dredd dynamic duo Alan Grant (Batman) and John Wagner (A History of Violence) and the work of such classic artists as Steve Dillon (Preacher), Cam Kennedy (Star Wars) and Kevin O’Neill (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), this is the perfect collection for all discerning comic fans!

Judge Dredd, undoubtedly one of the finest bringers of law the world has seen, comes to our attention again today as Judge Dredd: The Complete »

- Andrew Newton

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Comic Book Review – 2000Ad Prog 1933

3 June 2015 6:26 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oliver Davis reviews 2000Ad Prog 1933…

Borag Thungg, Earthlets!

In the first of three different concluding instalments this week, John Wagner’s latest Judge Dredd strip – ‘Breaking Bud’ – comes to an end. Unlike his last run, with the occasionally brilliant, but ultimately hammy ‘Dark Justice’, ‘Breaking Bud’ has its dithering narrative topped off with an awkwardly placed deus-ex-machina. The conclusion has the forced loose end tying of an early film noir’s end final scenes.

Tharg’s 3riller ‘Commercial Break’ story fares no better with a similarly dud ending – a rushed final battle sequence between our three heroes and the alien invaders. The plots coveted ‘brixels’ play an important part in the conclusion, with their psychically controlled nature used to create various weapons and defences…but, other than that, it all feels inconsequential. The whole thing seemed over in seconds, an odd pace considering how considered the first two parts were. »

- Oli Davis

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Comic Book Review – 2000Ad Prog 1930

14 May 2015 2:14 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oliver Davis reviews 2000Ad Prog 1930…

Borag Thungg, Earthlets!

John Wagner continues his Breaking Bad riff with the second instalment of Judge Dredd story ‘Breaking Bud’ this week, a tale about a recently fired Justice League worker turned to crime. Like dear old Walter White, you think Bud Biggard is just out to support his family. Then the revenge against his old boss happens, and all of a sudden, he goes all evil Heisenberg. Pretending to be a force of Spectre-esque vengeance, Bud uses a stolen invisibility bracelet to get his way. The concluding dark turn bodes well for the story going forward…for the slightly disturbed amongst us, anyway.

Speaking of slightly disturbed, 2000Ad can count a new writer droid amonst its ranks – C.B. Harvey makes his debut with the Terror Tale ‘Phase Shift’, a brief story about a mad scientist trying to turn solid matter into gas, and then back again. »

- Oli Davis

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Comic Book Review – Judge Dredd Classics: The Dark Judges #4

30 April 2015 10:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Andrew Newton reviews Judge Dredd Classics: The Dark Judges #4…

Classics tales of Judge Death—and his brothers Fear, Fire, and Mortis—come to life in this remastered and colourised series!

Out of all the enemies Judge Dredd has, Judge Death and his comrades are the most fearsome and the most troublesome to the citizens of Mega City One.  In this current series, Judges Death, Fear, Fire and Mortice have come through to the city after tricking Judge Anderson.

In this issue, Judge Anderson returns from Death World to Mega City 1 to find chaos as Dredd and the other judges try to track down the Dark Judges.

I remember this story when it first came out and it’s just as good and enthralling read now as it was then.  It is undeniably a high quality story written by those who know Dredd and his universe the best, Alan Grant and John Wagner. »

- Andrew Newton

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2000Ad reveals Fcbd special edition Prog

30 April 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Free Comic Book Day (Fcbd) landing on the 2nd May the treats are rolling out for the millions of readers around the world and 2000Ad have announced what they’ll be giving away with their free special edition Prog.

It’s not often you get these great names, and by great names we’re talking about Dave Gibbons, Pat Mills, Mick McMahon, John Wagner, Ben Willsher, Henry Flint, Kevin O’Neill, Rob Williams, Luca Pizzari, Simon Davis, Matt Smith & Mike Hawthorne, all packed into a 48-page free comic book; but on the 2nd May you will.  This coming Saturday – available only from participating comic book stores – this 2000 Ad Fcbd issue includes brand new material that has never been published before plus old favourites from the Thrill Archive!

Not only that but there are also free signings going on in the UK and the USA with Mick McMahon, Ben Willsher, »

- Villordsutch

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Comic Book Review – 2000Ad Prog 1928

29 April 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oliver Davis reviews 2000Ad Prog 1928…

Borag Thungg, Earthlets! This week sees the culmination of creative dream team Rob Williams and Henry Flint’s stint on Judge Dredd. There isn’t an emoticon for Sad Ol’Stoney Face, so you’ll just have to imagine one.

What you won’t have to imagine, though (unless you own a copy of Total Recall), is a three-breasted woman, as a rather fetching mutant stars in this Prog’s Strontium Dog. After ending last week on a Mexican standoff, this instalment jumps straight into the gunfighting action. John Wagner continues the strip’s noir detective-ish tone, having Johnny Alpha hang out at bars, offer bribes and casually outwit foes. Still, the extra bosom can’t detract from this week’s lack of plot progression.

At least you do care about Alpha’s fate, though. Orlock’s, however, is completely inconsequential. This week’s instalment »

- Oli Davis

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Comic Book Review – Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection – The Heavy Mob

15 April 2015 6:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Villordsutch reviews Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection – The Heavy Mob…

The Heavy Mob features the stories Holocaust 12, Brit-Cit Brute, Wynter and the Judge Dredd tales Father Earth, Debris and Warzone, featuring the work of John Wagner, Robbie Morrison, John Smith, Jim Murray, Kev Walker, Ron Smith, Michael Carroll, Pj Holden, Nick Percival, and more.

This volume concentrates on the heavily armoured divisions within the Justice Department, sent into the most extreme of troublespots. Holocaust 12 and Brit-Cit Brute have never been reprinted since their original publication in the early 1990s, so this will be the first time they will be getting an airing in twenty years!

I feel Heavy Mob is now unfortunately the first real stumble in the Judge Dredd: Mega Collection; it begins well but proceeds to grasp randomly at stories that previously would have been stapled to the closing chapters of the other Mega Collections.

It »

- Villordsutch

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2000Ad Prog 1924 – Comic Book Review

7 April 2015 5:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oliver Davis reviews 2000Ad Prog 1924…

Borag Thungg, Earthlets! It’s all change this Prog, with five spanking-new stories beginning. Well, they’re kinda new. Four of them are just the latest chapters in long-running strips. Handily, though, the editors have included a ‘catch-up’ page for each, which makes for some entertaingly bonkers reading. 2000Ad, it seems, is where comic book writers’ imaginations go to take drugs.

These narratives make perfect sense when told over time, but appear most strange when condenscened into two paragraphs. The best of these is the catch-up for Strontium Dog, the long-running strip from Judge Dredd creators John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra. Mutant turned bounty hunter turned freedom fighter, once-dead-but-returned-to-life Johnny Alpha seemed “blown to smithereens” last time we saw him. Turns out he was saved by the government he fought against to face a greater foe. Personally, Alpha has never done it for me. It »

- Oli Davis

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Comic Book Review – Judge Dredd: Luna-1

5 April 2015 4:11 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Andrew Newton reviews Judge Dredd: Luna-1…

In 2061, an international lunar treaty divided a million square miles of the moon’s surface between Mega-Cities One, Two and Texas City. Every six months one of these cities has to supply a Judge-Marshal to govern it… enter Judge Dredd! An environment every bit as deadly as the streets of the ‘Big Meg’, Judge-Marshal Dredd has his work cut out for him – especially when war breaks out during the first Lunar Olympics!

Judge Dredd is one of those characters that you love to bits but would never want policing your town.  This is perhaps the same sentiments of those citizens living on Luna 1 when Dredd visits there to become the Judge Marshal for six months.

This compilation features the stories of Dredd’s tenure as Judge Marshall of the Luna 1 colony that spanned the progs of 2000Ad from issue 42 to 58 and all excellently »

- Andrew Newton

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Comic Book Review – Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection – Mandroid

2 April 2015 2:07 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Villordsutch reviews Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection – Mandroid…

Mandroid is a vigilante story about former soldier Nate Slaughterhouse, who is invalided with his family back to Mega-City One with half his body replaced with cybernetic parts. When his wife goes missing and his son is targeted by criminals, Nate goes on the rampage.

After the Mega-Collection’s fragmented last issue where we took a look at the evolution of Judge Anderson, this time we return to my preferred method of delivery – within this series – with virtually a full issue dedicated to one entire story, which in this case is Mandroid – a tale from the great John Wagner and the fantastic artistic talents of Kev Walker.  We do get two other tales stapled on at the end in the form of Escape From Atlantis, and Bad Mother from the talents of Simon Coleby, Carl Critchlow, Paul Marshall and Cam Kennedy »

- Villordsutch

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Comic Book Review – 2000Ad Prog 1922

18 March 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oliver Davis reviews 2000Ad Prog 1922…

Borag Thungg, Earthlets!

After the conclusion of John Wagner’s latest Dark Judges story last week, Ian Edington and Simon Colbey take over for this speedily read instalment of Dredd. It’s a filler issue through-and-through, similar to how Scott Snyder punctuates his Batman arcs with one-shot tales, which nicely regrounds Dredd after his recent space-bound escapades. The story itself is narrated to a class of trainee Judges, asking them why Dredd has spent five minutes every day for the entirety of his career standing sentinel at the Pirenesi Pastabowl – the oldest and busiest interchange in Mega City One. It’s a tactical move. More people – potential perps, killers, heist planners – pass through this point each day more than anywhere else. How many must have been put off by seeing that unforgiving chin? Simple, elegant and wonderfully told.

Not much, though, can put off a giant, »

- Oli Davis

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Comic Book Review – 2000Ad Prog 1921

11 March 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oliver Davis reviews 2000Ad Prog 1921…

Borag Thungg, Earthlets!

John Wagner and Greg StaplesJudge Dredd story ‘Dark Justice’ finally concludes this week with Dredd and Anderson finally escaping Judge Death and Co. in space. The strip started off with slow-building promise, but cheapened the story by using tongue-in-cheek humour and an unsatisfying final battle. If it wasn’t for Staples’ art, this would be one of the more forgettable Dark Judges stories. Thankfully, his painterly photorealism is stunning. Just look at the wrinkles of Dredd’s terse lip on page two.

If that lip was in Savage, it’d be augmented with bio-robotics. After last week’s scintillating instalment, where Bill let a Hammerstein robot murder the leader of Britain’s main post-war political party (it was Ok though, because he was kind of a douche), our hero’s long-lost brother Jack is revealed as the mastermind behind the Grinder attacks. »

- Oli Davis

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Comic Book Review – Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection – Origins

5 March 2015 9:52 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Villordsutch reviews Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection – Origins…

Citizens! Issue 4 has just hit the shelves…

In Origins, you’ll learn the true story behind the creation of the Judges and Justice Department as a villain from the past returns to reclaim his heritage…

In Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection – Origins we skip back only a few years to 2006 – when it was originally published – when we finally take hold of the strands of Dredd’s past and the history that led to the world of the Mega-Cities being built.  For years the piles and piles of Dredd Lore had built up, for which numerous writers dodged out of the way not wanting to think about tackling this mammoth saga because of the scale of what Origins would actually have to be –  the story of the genesis of the Judges, the Justice Department, the destruction of most of planet Earth »

- Villordsutch

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Comic Book Review – 2000Ad Prog 1920

4 March 2015 4:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oliver Davis reviews 2000Ad Prog 1920…

Borag Thungg, Earthlets…

Judge Dredd takes place entirely within the Mayflower’s Agri-Dome this week. Greg Staples is really at home here, his yellow corn fields against a glowing orange sky forging a dreamlike quality to the strip. The pencilling is ever so slightly blurred, forms merging into one another. It contrasts with the rest of the team’s, their colours blue, cold and harsh, their lining more refined. Unfortunately, for the first time in the series so far, the story lags. John Wagner’s penchant for tongue-in-cheek Dreddisms (“This’ll have to go in my report”) diminishes Staples’ painterly seriousness. The art has it right; Wagner’s writing is too comedic.

Comedy is what Survival Geeks struggled with last week, but thankfully it’s back on form, focusing much more upon its characters’ individual quirks. Simon is obsessed with fulfilling the plots of his favourite sci-fi films, »

- Oli Davis

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Comic Book Review – 2000Ad Prog 1919

25 February 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oliver Davis reviews 2000Ad Prog 1919…

Borag Thungg, Earthlets! And Borag Birthday, Tharg the Mighty. 2000Ad celebrates its 38th birthday this issue, an impressive feat for the British institution. Judge Dredd doesn’t have birthday candles, though. Instead, he extinguishes the raging flames of Dark Judge Fire.

John Wagner and Greg Staples continue Dredd’s large-panelled action layouts from last week, including another full-page spread with ol’stoney face’s tremendous line, “The crime is mass murder! The sentence is — corn mash!” as he throws Fire into a combine harvester. The farm setting could fool you about the story’s location. We’re still aboard the Mayflower spaceship colony, just in the agriculture dome. Dredd and Anderson’s next escape is to the Aqua Dome. It’s a bit like the Crystal Maze…just with more people perishing horribly. Greg Staples’ art gets better each week, particularly in the concluding panels »

- Oli Davis

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Comic Book Review – 2000Ad Prog 1915

28 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oliver Davis reviews 2000Ad Prog 1915…

Borag Thungg, Earthlets! This week sees long lost brothers, friends reunited and extra-dimensional, fang-toothed monsters. Or, as Shia Labeouf calls it, “a noraml Tuesday night.”

Judge Dredd gets this issue’s front cover spot, with the four Dark Judges under the pun-tastic caption ‘Fiends Reunited’. This week is the 35th anniversary of Judge Death’s first appearance (way back in 1980’s Prog 149), so he’s celebrating by taking over and killing everyond aboard the Mayflower, an intergalactic colony for the super-rich. The captain’s cries for help come over Dredd’s shuttle’s speaker system, still 12 days away. Usually, jumps in time like that disappate all tension, but John Wagner uses it to further increase the unease. The Mayflower is like a sleeping beast when the (Light?) Judges arrive. The calm after the storm is quickly revealed as just a momentary pause, when Death shoots down Dredd’s ship. »

- Oli Davis

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Judge Dredd Vs. Judge Death: A Tale as Old as Time

26 January 2015 7:26 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Judge Dredd Classics: Judge Death #1

Script: John Wagner & Alan Grant

Art: Brian Bolland

Letters: Tom Frame

Colours: Charlie Kirchoff

Publisher: Idw

Originally Published in 2000Ad: Progs 149-151 and 225

Purchase: http://www.idwpublishing.com/product-category/judge-dredd/judge-dredd-judge-dredd-classics/

“Do you know what “nemesis” means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent. Personified in this case by an ‘orrible c***… me.” -Brick Top

Sherlock has Moriarty. Batman has the Joker. The Doctor and the Master. Judge Dredd and Death. Many of the great literary heroes find themselves locked into an endless dance of wits and violence against the antitheses of their beliefs. Today, to coincide with the release of Judge Dredd Classics: Judge Death we will delve into the relationship of these two mortal enemies.

Thanks to Idw’s Judge Dredd Classics line fans of Dredd are now, for the first time finally getting to enjoy the 30 plus year history of Judge Dredd. »

- Sean Tonelli

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