Judge Dredd Complete Case-Files 10
Published by Rebellion
US & CANADA ONLY: 9 June $18.99
Cover: Brendan McCarthy
Originally serialised in 2000 AD Progs 474-522 & 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special 1985
Genre: Sci-Fi (and pretty much everything else)
The first story in this volume, also featured on the cover, is a great example of Judge Dredd revisited by an artist better known for working on other characters. The Law According to Judge Dredd is credited to T B Grover, a pen name for John Wagner and Alan Grant and illustrated by Kevin O’Neill, better known for his work on stories such as Nemesis the Warlock.
Preview pages from this story are at the end of this article. You will see that the pages are presented in their original ratio, 2000AD was originally published in a wider and shorter ratio than is usual for comics now.
In the words of Michael Molcher, 2000AD’s PR guru:
“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!”
It is indeed a very varied collection. Judge Dredd stories can tell any story, after all as many have often said, Mega-City One is the true star of the series. Well Mega-City One may be the star but that means there needs to be a supporting cast.
In this volume we see co-star the Cursed Earth and newcomer Atlantis, featuring the first look at the Brit-Cit Judges by Brendan McCarthy.
I mentioned T B Grover being a pen name earlier. A story in this volume is credited to Q Twerk, a psuedonym for Artist Ian Gibson, also known for Robo Hunter and Halo Jones.
Other than those I have already named also on art duties are JohnHiggins, Barry Kitson, Robin Smith, Ron Smith, Cliff Robinson, Garry Leach, Mark Farmer, John Cooper, Jeff Anderson, Jose Ortiz, Kim Raymond and Paul Hardy.
There should be something in here for every Judge Dredd fan.