Weekend Reading: IDW’s ‘Judge Dredd’ And Image’s ‘Fatale’ Are On Sale
I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that you, the discerning ComicsAlliance reader, like to get good comics without paying a lot of money for them. That's a pretty safe bet, right? I mean, who doesn't like getting comics on the cheap, especially when they're critically acclaimed titles -- specifically, titles that have been critically acclaimed by us, America's Most Beloved Comics Reviewers?
That's why we're keeping an eye on the sales over at Comixology to help you find the best comics that you can grab on the cheap, and spend your weekend with some great stories. This week: Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' Fatale and IDW's line of Judge Dredd titles!
Best Bet: Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two
American versions of the UK's famous Judge Dredd comics have always been a weird proposition, since they invariably get compared to the originals that run in 2000 AD and often come up short. Over the past few years, however, IDW has been doing a pretty solid job of working hand-in-hand with 2000 AD to do some pretty entertaining stories for new Dredd readers, and in addition to the very solid run by Duane Sweirczynski, which he called "the ultimate police procedural," which is on sale this week, they also put out one of my favorite Dredd stories, Mega-City Two.
Written by long-time Dredd fan and comics/music critic (and occasional CA contributor) Douglas Wolk, with hyper-detailed art by the amazing Ulises Farinas, Mega-City Two follows Dredd out to the West Coast for a strange adventure through a city where individuality reigns supreme, leaving the Judges to keep track of a thousand neighborhoods that each have their own laws. Plus: Judge Santos, the luchador judge. It's as good as you want it to be.
Read more about Mega-City Two here, and pick up the five-issue miniseries for 99 cents each at the link above. At $4.95, that's not a series you want to miss.
Also On Sale: Fatale
Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' Fatale has been praised to the high heavens (or in this case, to the unknowable depths of space), and it's easy to see why. That's a team that has a track record of nothing but great comics, from Criminal and Incognito all the way back to Sleeper, which did superhero noir better than just about anything else on the stands. In this case, they're telling the story of a hypnotically beautiful, seemingly immortal woman who's on the run from cultists who worship Lovecraftian horrors. At 99 cents an issue, you can catch up on the whole series for less than $25, which is a deal that's hypnotic in and of itself, albeit significantly less horrifying.
For more info, check out CA's review of the first arc here.