In theory, Judge Dredd: Day of Chaos should be everything I hate about big event comics. It goes out of its way to be grim and dark even by Dredd standards, boasting a body count over 300 million, features a protagonist who's often powerless to stop the terrible things that are going on, and the only person who really comes out of it with anything that remotely resembles a victory is a mass murderer. It's almost thoroughly devoid of hope, with a focus on brutality and horror that's telegraphed from the opening. Half of it's built like a zombie story, and in true 21st century event comic fashion, there's even a dude who gets his arm cut off.
Taken all together, that's essentially a checklist of things I never want to see again in superhero comics. In Day of Chaos, however, that all comes together to form a textbook example of how to do event comics right.
Fans who are now accustomed to reading their Judge Dredd in color, thanks to IDW's new series by writer Duane Swierczynski and artist Nelson Daniel, can breathe easy. Starting with a Free Comic Book Day issue May 4, the publisher i
I've been meaning to get more into Judge Dredd for a while now. I picked up a few of the classic stories back in October with the beautifully designed collections of The Dark Judges and The Cursed Earth, and I've read bits and pieces from the issues of 2000 AD that I come across, but to be honest, it can be difficult to figure out a place to really jump in.
But then, a copy of the new printing of John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra's Origins showed up at my house courtesy of 2000 AD, and
Okay. You've watched the trailer for Dredd, the upcoming feature film featuring Britain's own Judge Dredd of 2000 AD fame. You're digging the kind of authoritarian/Dirty Harry thing Dredd has going on. It's pretty cool, I agree, but you want to see a
British film magazine Empire has an impressive array of new photographs from the set of Dredd, the forthcoming film based on the irrepressible 2000 A.D. character Judge Dredd created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra. The film s
In a shocking display of a comics creator using social networking to engage his audience rather than broadcasting his disdain for them, John Wagner invited fans to query him via Facebook on the progress of Dredd, the new film based on his and Carlo
The new Judge Dredd film is off to an auspicious start: "Star Trek's" Karl Urban in the title role, a script by "28 Days Later" and "Sunshine" writer Alex Garland, co-creator John Wagner on board, and $30 million in the bank
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