Meg Review 203 // 2000 AD Judge Dredd Megazine 203
Pretty straight forward start, a boast of 100 pages featuring Judge Dredd, Devlin Waugh, Juliet November, Black Siddha, Family, Slaine and Darkie's Mob. But hang one what is this...Judge Dredd with Cupid wings killing the actual cupid with a bow and arrow. Love it! Whilst the main focus seems to be on a Jimp in a Judge Death costume getting married with the classic tag line: Till Death do us part. I can only assume this is a massive hint to the tale inside so let us move on.
Story: Judge Dredd // The Marriage Game: The tale starts off a MC-1 spin of Blind Date, even has the ginger hostess! In the crowd sit eight known criminals "invited" to watch the live show, in fact it is a bust and Dredd sits in the wings to capture the criminals.
Opinion: Funny tale loved the fact Walter the Robot and Mrs Gunderson were also in the crowd adding their slapstick humor to the plot.
Story: Black Siddha // Bad Karma Part 2: Rohan is having an awakening and becoming the Black Siddha. But before he can claim the title he must first face a trial by the Lords of Karma. His crime is in fact a previous incarnation of the Black Siddha and the crime is mass murder!
Opinion: Bit of a slow burner as the main character is still in denial about being or becoming the Black Siddha. The artwork is great though.
Opinion: I was originally excited for this series but now three parts in I am starting to lose interest. Hope it swings back round again, time will tell.
Opinion: Great story that is improving each issue, love the fact that Dredd is now involved too. Excited to see where it goes.
Opinion: Loving everything about this tale the story is fast paced and funny. Whilst the artwork is a joy to see. This piece is worth the cover price alone.
Opinion: Can't handle these Leysers (lasers) and the complete rip off of Cthulhu creatures in this tale. Swiftly moving on...
Opinion: Love these tales more for reason of childhood memories. It's fun to read and a great social commentary on comics of that era.
Out of the nine tales on offer I would say I enjoyed six of them (though Black Siddha was on the edge). The highlight of this issue has to Devlin Waugh, such a charismatic character given a well written story and artwork that really showcases it. Can't wait to read more!
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