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Judge Dredd: Complete Case Files Vol. 1

by John Wagner

Other authors: Massimo Belardinelli (Illustrator), Brian Bolland (Illustrator), Joe Collins, John Cooper (Illustrator), Carlos Ezquerra (Illustrator)12 more, Gerry Finley-Day, Robert Flynn, Ian Gibson (Illustrator), Kevin Gosnell, Alan Grant (Author), Peter Harris, Charles Herring, Mike McMahon (Illustrator), Pat Mills (Author), Malcolm Shaw, Ron Turner (Illustrator), Bill Ward (Illustrator)

Series: Judge Dredd, Judge Dredd: Complete Case Files (02-60)

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I really enjoyed the recent 'Dredd' movie, so I figured I'd dig up the original comics. Unfortunately, I found the early issues not very entertaining, and overall rather generic "hero comic" stuff. It reminded me again of why I don't dig DC/Marvel superhero stuff.

This isn't exactly awful, but it just doesn't hold my attention, and between all the meaningless action, the best I could hope for was a lukewarm one-liner. The later issues are supposed to be better, but I'm not expecting I'll love those either, really. ( )
  mrgan | Oct 30, 2017 |
I've been reading Judge Dredd on and off since the 1980s when I could get the reprint books and then Eagle Comics in comic and second hand bookstores.

It was nice to see a lot of early material I hadn't seen. I had to get about a fourth of the way through to find familiar material: "The Return of Ricco" with Judge Dredd's bad brother.

Yes, Dredd's one-liners got grimmer and funnier later on and there were a lot more Dredd thought balloons in these stories than I'm used to. The crimes in Mega City 1 aren't as bizarre as later on.

But you do get some key Wagner-Bolland collaborations.

Presentation-wise, I liked the earlier, larger reprints on better paper (Titan Books was the publisher, I believe.) And some of the big spreads are obscured by the spine crease, but all the stories in order makes up for it, and I'll be checking out future installments. ( )
  RandyStafford | Jan 15, 2017 |
Going back to the original source material can really change your perspective on a character - without doing so you might never know about Judge Dredd's stereotypical Italian lady landlord, his lisping robo-butler Walter the Wobot (who even lisps in his writing?!?) his brother Rico, his adventures fighting the Ape Mafia or his stint as Judge of the Moon. None of which I made up. ( )
  bensdad00 | Jan 10, 2017 |
Sort of fun, but not up to par for the series. This is before it really had solid footing, or even specific purpose or character set. ( )
  valzi | Sep 7, 2016 |
A good intro to the Dredd series and all that is Mega City-1. This was written in the 1970s and it reads like it. It shows some its age but I think that adds some much needed charm to the story. ( )
  Kurt.Rocourt | May 22, 2015 |
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Wagner, JohnAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Belardinelli, MassimoIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bolland, BrianIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Collins, Joesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cooper, JohnIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ezquerra, CarlosIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Finley-Day, Gerrysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Flynn, Robertsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gibson, IanIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gosnell, Kevinsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grant, AlanAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harris, Petersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Herring, Charlessecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McMahon, MikeIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mills, PatAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shaw, Malcolmsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Turner, RonIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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