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16 items from 2015


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.

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- 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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Comic Book Review – Judge Dredd Classics: The Dark Judges #1

22 January 2015 12:51 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Andrew Newton reviews Judge Dredd Classics: The Dark Judges #1…

His name is Judge Death and in his eyes all life is crime! Together with his brothers Fear, Fire, and Mortis, the super-fiend from Deadworld is determined to end all life in Mega-City One once and for all! This compilation features classic Judge Death tales from the pages of 2000 Ad, including his stunning debut story by co-creators John Wagner and Brian Bolland.

There is no Dredd villain more perfect, more extreme and more disturbing than Judge Death.  Under the firm belief that all life is a crime and the sentence is death there is no doubt he is as committed to his duty as Dredd is.  However, despite his job dedication, he is the complete opposite to Dredd.

Judge Dredd Classics: The Dark Judges #1 by co-creators John Wagner and Brian Bolland brings us Judge Death’s very first appearance in the »

- Andrew Newton

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

21 January 2015 1:45 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Villordsutch reviews Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection – America…

In Mega-City One, the Judges are the law – acting as judge, jury, and executioner. But how do the citizens really feel about a system where they are powerless? America Jara and Bennett Beeny grow up as best friends, living a fairly trouble-free life in a dangerous city… bar the odd encounter with a Judge. Time draws them apart, and when they are brought back together, Beeny is a successful singer and America has become involved with a terrorist organisation – with the Judges in its sights! Written by John Wagner (A History of Violence) with art by Colin MacNeil (Judge Dredd) this dark and complex tale is regularly cited as the greatest Judge Dredd story ever written!

This really is a no-brainer here!  I’ll be fairly open – if you’ve wanted to start entering the universe of 2000Ad then this is your first step. »

- Villordsutch

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Comic Book Review – 2000Ad Prog 1914

21 January 2015 5:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oliver Davis reviews 2000Ad Prog 1914…

Borag Thungg, Earthlets! There are exploding heads, possessed heads and robot heads in this week’s issue. But first…

John Wagner’s Judge Dredd storyline ‘Dark Justice’ is now in full, gruesome flow. The Dark Judges have been awakened aboard the Mayflower (a spaceship colony shepherding Mega City One’s rich and famous to a better planet) and are proceeding to wreak havoc, deck by deck. In anyone else’s hands, Judge Death and his comrades would be a tedious collection of second-tier, one-dimensional villains. They have no backstory, nor any human conflict within their rotted hearts. They are simply out to kill. But then what is Dredd if not an uncomprimising force for justice? They say the best antagonists encapture the flaws of the hero. Wagner subverts one of Dredd’s greatest assets – unshakeable determination – into the ruthlessness of the Dark Judges.

Subversion is »

- Oli Davis

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Preview of Judge Dredd Classics: The Dark Judges #1

20 January 2015 1:48 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Idw Presents the classic Dredd saga ‘The Dark Judges’ with all-new colours starting this week with the release of Judge Dredd Classics: The Dark Judges #1, and we’ve got a preview for you here…

His name is Judge Death and in his eyes all life is crime! Together with his brothers Fear, Fire, and Mortis, the super-fiend from Deadworld is determined to end all life in Mega-City One once and for all! This compilation features classic Judge Death tales from the pages of 2000 Ad, including his stunning debut story by co-creators John Wagner and Brian Bolland.

Judge Dredd Classics: The Dark Judges #1 is out tomorrow, priced $3.99.

The post Preview of Judge Dredd Classics: The Dark Judges #1 appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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Comic Book Review – 2000Ad Prog 1912

9 January 2015 12:16 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oliver Davis reviews 2000Ad Prog 1912…

Borag New Year, Earthlets! Does that work? My Tharg isn’t what it used to be.

John Wagner’s second episode of Judge Dredd strip ‘Dark Justice’ kicks off 2015, cheery as always. The majority of this episode takes place aboard the enormous, utopian spaceship that has taken Mega City One’s richest to live in intergalactic paradise. Initially narrated by the ship captain’s log, we slowly learn one of the Dark Judges is aboard. Dredd has similar troubles back on the terresterial plane: the rest of them are plotting Earth’s downfall. Greg Staples’ art is magnificent, particularly the scenes set in space. The station sailing past Saturn’s rings is stunning, recalling Douglas Trumbull’s excellent  Silent Running and the front covers of 70s science fiction novels.

Pat Mills goes back two decades further with his always-excellent, 5os-echoing Savage. The strip’s war-critical »

- Oli Davis

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