2000AD continues to entice some of the talent from US Publishers to try their hand at handling some Thrill Power.
Judge Dredd: The Man Comes Around is written by Rob Williams (Cla$$war, Daken), Art by Guera, Colours by Giulia Brusco and lettered by Annie Parkhouse.
The strip looks at the aging body of Judge Dredd and how he is still functioning after so many years. Bionic eyes, scars upon scars; Dredd has seen a lot of action. Perhaps the old man is slowing down?
In this explosive story told over 11 pages Guera gives art that shows Dredd feeling the weight of those years and Rob Williams gives us his internal dialogue refusing to give in to time.
The uniform is more traditional comic Judge Dredd but the style is reminiscent of the 2012 film Dredd by Alex Garland.
A great story with an interesting ending. If you aren’t a regular judge Dredd Megazine reader give this one a go and see what you think.
In the words of Michael Molcher, PR for Rebellion and 2000AD:
“Guera is just the latest major name from US comics to draw
Judge Dredd for 2000 AD and its sister title, joining BPRD
artists Guy Davies and James Harren.
Otherwise known as Rajko Milošević, the Serbian artist is
based in Spain and began his career producing comics for
Yugoslav titles. In 1997 he began working on Scalped, written
by Jason Aaron, about crime and corruption in a fictional
Native American reservation in the US.”