Anyone wants a Dredd Story-Time?
I read this run. As a 2000ad Judge Dredd reader I thought it was an entertaining diversion with a lot of fish-out-of-water humour, but it felt an issue too long.
I also thought the people looked too cartoony, but I can see how this is done by design to emphasise MC2's phony, smiley-faced vibe, where officially issued guns have teddybears on them. The buildings, structures and vehicles are tremendously detailed and interesting to look at, though.
I'd still recommend it to Dredd fans looking for something different - Dredd is still Dredd-like, but the setting is a new twist. It's by far the most interesting IDW Dredd comic I've read so far.
With OP gone I will pick up the slack with one of the more fun recent stories. What is it like to be an alien to MC1?
Don't think Glen from the office is your friend, Klegg. Aren't all Glenn's like that though?
It's those nice gentlemen from The Hunters' Club! (apostrophe included.)
Need bigger guns than that to get through a Klegg's hide. First guy had the right idea.
MLK famous for bitin' them arms off.
It's amazing. Great composition, lines are so clean, the colours fantastic. And it's on a fun little two-parter like this to boot.
Oncey, twicey. Slicey, dicey...
The Kleggs' were great poets during their stint as Cal's enforcers. No wonder they know who teh Bard is.
Unfortunately, anons, this is the last page... /sad.
Really looking forward to this new Helltrekkers if they include Sensitive.
Karl Urban in leather? What's there not to love?
Glad to hear you're spreading the love!
>Cass took a Cursed Earth job after her last story
>Sensitive Klegg is already on her way
Titanical team-up when?
>Karl Urban in leather? What's there not to love?
She was more interested in MaMa
That said, she even remarked how the Judges uniforms made her wish she had a badass costume just to have around.
Haw! And yeah, I can relate to that. I imagine the sheer restrictiveness of it must basically force you to stand, walk and move like the baddest badass.
I was all in, until I saw Farinas on the cover. I refuse to be party to anything that self-righteous prick has done. Furthermore, I hope he drowns in a vat of shitty off-brand chocolate, so he can truly know what it is to be brown in his dying moments.
Oh man this is great! What year is this from? I haven't really gotten in to very much dread because all of what I've seen has been in black and white or old art styles, but I'm very much loving this!
It's actually from earlier this year. Five-issue mini. As for Dredd, it's actually been in color for a nice couple of decades now, and if you're looking for cool modern artstyles, Kev Walker, Henry Flint and Carl Critchlow have all done splendid work on the strip.
You're welcome! If you're looking for something more modern and cool, try the new Anderson mini by Matt Smith and the aforementioned Critchlow. And if you feel like jumping into Dredd proper, try the stories "The Pit", "America" and "Total War". They're all pretty modern and all kinds of awesome, especially America.
eyyy u the man! I've been looking stuff up and yea America seems to be a good one, and the Anderson one doesn't look too bad! Man, I'm really glad i watched Dredd 3D or i wouldn't have even been interested in this guy, but Dredd's a real beast! Just read Year One a few days ago, its niceeeee
One more favor if its not too much, you know where i could find the arc with the Klegg, or the issue number? I enjoyed that story time, id like to get more background on that one.
The Sensitive Klegg arc happened in issues 1888-1889 of 2000AD. For more background, read "The Day The Law Died", which introduced the Klegg, and "Trifecta", which introduced Sensitive Klegg. That said, Trifecta can be a bit weird if you read it outta the blue, and I'd strongly recommend reading at least "Day of Chaos" before it.
Nice! Thanks for the tip.
happy to see the thread still alive
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I'm not displeased that the dredd 3D movie has bought judge dredd into the mainstream a bit more, but it was lacking some things that I liked from the comics (I assume for the sake of accessibility).
But then I like the stallone dredd in all its cheesey glory. Still the only movie ever to have an ABC warrior in.
Not only that, but I think it captured some of the camp that really makes dredd dredd. I mean some of the comics were about super-fat people rioting.
The first bit of the movie up until Dredd removes his helmet is really good, Schneider and silly standing around shouting aside. Most of it is design work, although I do feel like the flying cars and bikes deprived Mega-City of its "thousands of highways going nowhere" look, which is very pivotal to the design.
The problems with Sly's Dredd start, for me, once the plot kicks in. Slowly, surely, the movie starts lodging itself up its own ass, becomes too serious for its own good, and by the end is completely unrecognizable as a Dredd movie, turning itself into a generic sci-fi action film. Even the visuals, which by then had been one of the saving graces of the movie, are all but gone of the third act save for Hammerstein.
Hoooooooly fucking shit, /co/, this fucking thing. This thing's got me fucking drooling.
I know, right?! Holy shit, and I know those editors, they're the ones do those DC figurine things. Which we've actually gotten down here, in newsagents and all. And even after exchange rates, it's still a pittance. I have the law-est boner right now...
According to that huge image of how the spines would look, 60 "issues".
Yup, issues come out fortnightly, every two weeks. And man... I dunno how good Brit salaries are right now, but exchange rates included that's about 137 of my pesos, and I would sure as fuck spend 300 bucks a month for that kinda material.
Fuck, I sound like the shilliest of shills, but I really want that!
It's actually a five issue mini.
Does anyone know how many parts the current Megazine story Dead Zone will run for? And the Lawless strip for that matter. I am really enoying both of these strips, with Flints grotesque artwork and the old fashioned black and white style of Lawless.
Sorry, can't help you there. But series in the Megazine tend to run pretty short, 3-4 installments. Lawless may prove an exception tho', being a new series.
I think a lot of it could come down to how good the editions are. Still, I'm a sucker for a good hardcover.
Fuck, i'm always really wary of these "COLLECT EIGHTY ISSUES TO BUILD YOUR MODEL STEAMBOAT ONLY £1000 TOTAL" series, but i've been meaning to buy the whole Case Files collection/
Would this compare?
These ones look like they're out of order, more geared towards new fans, and each book will probably be way smaller than the Case Files. If you can get them at a good price and if you're more about having ALL OF DREDD I'd stick with the files, but this collection could be a good idea if you're looking for hardcovers of specific arcs.
I require ALL DREDD.
ALL OF IT.
I remember getting a Dredd badge with an issue of 2000 AD a good decade ago when I briefly collected them. That stopped when I got Limeade all over the ten comics i'd racked up.
In that case, and since you're clearly well acquainted with Ol' Stoneyface, I'd recommend the Case Files. They're great bang for your buck, and will give you a chance to start from the beginning, if that's what you're into.
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Beautiful. Thanks for the storytime!
Thanks OP. I have pic related if there is interest in a classic era Dredd strip, perhaps for the sake of comparison, but also because... werewolves.
Chapter 2 in this colourised/slightly edited Cry Of The Werewolf strip.
Fuck yeah, Cry of the Werewolf!
Biggest favorite of all time has to be the Apocalypse War. Other than that, I love America, Oz, Necropolis, Origins, and the whole Tour of Duty/Day of Chaos/Trifecta storyline from the last few years. Also, I know it's terrible and wonky, but I still have a soft spot for Judgment Day.
Ah cool - my reading of Dredd has been patchy, in that I'd go with whatever the local library had when I was a penniless teen. That said, I'll always have a soft spot for Helter Skelter and Necropolis - they were the first ones I read
Onto the concluding half of our Werewolf stomping romp through the undercity of MC1.
Oooh, Dredd in your library? I'm jelly. And those two are pretty good in my book too, though Helter Skelter hits a lot harder after a few good years of reading other 2000AD stories.
That was the Nero Narcos storyline, right? Really good stuff, though the ending was kinda bleh. And it does lead into a very important moment for my fav Dredd character.
Aye, I've not read it since - current plan is to buy up the complete case files and read through every damn Dredd in order.
My library was great for Dredd - I got through Necropolis, Satan's Island, the Henry Flint collection, several of the PJ Maybe stories, Childhood's End (third arc I read, so I missed a lot of the significance) America (possibly my all time favourite!), and of course Judgement in Gotham.
Woof, those space-faring Anderson stories by Grant were really something else. I remember hating them on my first read, but the more I read them the more I grow to appreciate them.
Sounds like a plan! Also, daaamn, somebody in there must've been a fan.
Haha, now I think about it, there was a ton of Dredd/2000 AD stuff there - possibly more than the Marvel and DC stuff...
Also, it's a sad part of growing up when I have to leave a Dredd storytime thread because I have to be at work early tomorrow... Have a good one Judge Anon!
>That drokking pun
Thanks for the storytime!
Man, I'm glad there's been so much Dredd lately. 6 months ago, I knew jack shit about it- assumed it was humorless badasses doing humorless badass things
So glad I was wrong
Judge Dredd is a very serious comic about very serious things. Occasionally.
He is a humourless guy doing humourless things, but the universe around him isn't which is what makes it great.
Gonna do my part now, with a nice little story about a nice little guy called... "NOSFERATU"!
And now, the blood-chilling conclusion!
Bumping with Dredd wallpapers
Even "Judge Dredd and the Spiders from Mars."