Most people who saw 2012’s Dredd, a dark reboot of the classic British comic book anti-hero Judge Dredd, dug it. Almost 20 years after Sylvester Stallone made a thoroughly campy mess of the property in Judge Dredd, director Pete Travis, screenwriter Alex Garland and star Karl Urban produced a far more faithful version of Dredd with a bleak tone, gritty action, and a hero who never takes off his signature helmet.
2012's Dredd was easily one of the best comic book movies of all time, and it's a testament to just how good it was that it left fans wanting more --- not just from Judge Dredd in general, but from that particular version of the character, portrayed by actor Karl Urban. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like we're going to be getting another big-screen take soon, but the good news is that there are some pretty awesome stories set in the movie's universe.
This week sees the release of Dredd: Urban Warfare, the cleverly named collection of three movie-verse stories that originally ran in the pages of Judge Dredd Megazine. To mark the occasion, we spoke to writer Arthur Wyatt about his work with Henry Flint and Paul Davidson, how they nudged the movie's take a little closer to sci-fi, and the interesting timing of a story about crooked police provoking riots.
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When it comes to the holiday gift-giving season, comic book readers are notoriously difficult to shop for. I mean, most of us are down at the shop buying our favorite stuff every single week, so when the time comes for people who like us to get us something we want, well, a lot of times we already have it. That’s why we’re stepping in with a public service, bringing you comics-related items sure to make the season brighter, whether you’re browsing for a gift or just looking for something to drop hints about so that you don’t get stuck with a random assortment of back issues again.
If you're in need of a stocking stuffer that will ensure you have a profoundly violent Christmas (in a good way), then there are far worse ways for you to spend $10 than a copy of Dredd on DVD. And most of 'em will get you six months in the cubes, creep.
Despite the best efforts of friends and readers who have assured me that I'd like it, I'm about as unfamiliar with Judge Dredd as you can be while still reading comics all day for a living. I've only ever really read one
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Grud on a Greenie! New images from the upcoming Dredd movie adaptation of British sci-fi anti-hero Judge Dredd have hit the internet, showing several action-oriented images capturing just how well Karl Urban might fare as the man who "is the law" in 22nd century America.The pics, which surfaced via Russian site Kinopisk.ru before being picked up by Latin
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New images of Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby as Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson have surfaced at 2000AD and the outlook for criminals in the upcoming live action Dredd movie looks suitably grim. For real. With huge firearms drawn, the film's stars -- specifically Anderson -- can be seen sentenc