The wonderful Jamie Hewlett’s cover for Judge Dredd Epics “Destiny’s Angels”,Titan reprint.Nov’90.Source:Barney
Ah, more post came!
Good choice - I expect Judge Dredd Case Files 01 will start selling strongly in the run-up to the film’s launch, although there is also a school of thought that suggests skipping to Case Files 03 and working through to Case Files 05, before hopping back to pick up the first two. As you can see from the contents, You get a run of classic stories from the appearance of Judge Death to the Apocalypse War, at a time when John Wagner had really got under the skin of the character. So it might be we’ll see a boost across the line.
Juez Dredd: Mega-City Masters #1 (c)2012 Ediciones Kraken (c)1979, 1981-86, 1988, 1991-92, 1996, 2000-02, 2008-10 2000 AD
Autores: John Wagner, Alant Grant, Gordon Rennie, Al Ewing, Dave Gibbons, Steve Dillon, Briand Bolland, John Byrne, Cam Kennedy, John Higgins, Brendan McCarthy, Kevin O´Neill, Glen Fabry, Alan Davis, Carlos Ezquerra, Simon Bisley, Trevor Hairsine, Chris Weston, Duncan Fegredo, Charlie Adlard, Staz Johnson, Kevin Walker, Colin Wilson, Mark Farmer, Tim Bradstreet.
Complete Case Files #5 came today :3
Amazonon.uk haul. More 2000AD, of course. Weathering another Judge Dredd addiction, I’m this close to importing 17 despite the cost.
Also, Slaine. Most of the volumes are out of print. Books of Invasion was really good, but I was disappointed that The Wanderer was the only other volume I could have bought that had stories I’d already read in it. Bummer. The cover had John Hicklenton’s name on it, so I thought it was older short stories he might have illustrated. Not so much.
I hadn’t read the first Zombo story, and this seemed like the best way to find out. That series has gotten way better with time.
You needn’t be concerned, the first Zombo story is a classic.
There is a new wave of dissent in Mega-City One. Politicians are calling for an end to summary justice only to be silenced by a new and deadly force. However, this is no renegade: this is The Justice Killer, a deadly puppet whose strings lead back to the very heart of the Grand Hall of Justice itself!
This arrived in the mail today and I tore straight into the cardboard envelope to read it. It’s so cleverly written, especially for a comic. Then again, Judge Dredd is not your ordinary comic. Much like Judge Dredd is no ordinary human.
This is the first Dredd story I’ve read. Although I couldn’t decide which one to start with, I’m glad it was this one! The three chapters are all drawn by different artists, so there’s a different style each chapter. The twist comes early in the story, but it took a while for me to figure it out! It also takes a while for the Judges to crack the case & catch the perp. Plus, there are some fantastic one-liners that add a little humour to an otherwise serious story (“I never knew he took it off” being one).
And, I love that Dredd is seen with his helmet off at one point, but - to keep with the tradition of the readers never seeing his face in full - the artist hid most of it in shadow. I think the reason behind keeping the face of our hero hidden is genius! And to have him susceptible to injuries, unlike a lot of classic comic-book heroes, is a refreshing touch. Yes, there are other heroes, even some super ones, who are still susceptible to wounds, but Dredd is different. Twice in this story, he ends up in the Speedheal unit. The second time he was roughed up so bad by the perpetrator that a fellow Judge said it looked like he’d been hit with a truck. And yet he came back to solve the case.
I think it’s safe to say that Judge Dredd is quickly becoming my new favourite comic-book hero.
Sorry, Captain America.
Keep reading then Earthlet, John Wagner always delivers the goods.
Back when I was young one of my favourite books was The A to Z to Judge Dredd (“from Aaron Aardvark to Zachary Zziiz!”) - apparently released to coincide with what is now the first Judge Dredd film - it was a cornucopia  of Mega City One facts and titbits that told you everything you ever needed to know - from the names of famous Judges (from the top of my head: Judge Giant, Judge Anderson, Judge Hershey, Judge McGruder (that’s the one with the beard), oh - and Judge Caligula (ha - he was great)), to the locations (Grand Hall of Justice, Resyk, Brit-Cit!), to the trends and crazes (Boinging! And Uncle Ump’s Umpty Candy “The sweet that was too good to eat!”) and the random characters (Chopper - of course, James Fenemore Snork, Tweak!, Mrs Gunderson, PJ Maybe). What I loved most about it was how all the entries connected up with each other (looking back now I realise that in some respects it was the spiritual forebearer to this blog) and how - even tho it was all fictional - it seemed like it could be real because the level of detail was dizzying: it was a fully worked out Universe that contained a multitude of stories  .
Comic book art is bloody brilliant init?
I must say this looks rather good. The meg is worth it for the kick ass G.Ns alone.
Indeed it is.