Comic Review 49 // Judge Dredd Lawman of the Future 04
The stories included in this issue is Monster, Illustrated Assassin and Homunculus. Having read the overviews I'm excited to start Homunculus. Without further ado let's get going.
First page is all about Judge Hershey, her role in the movie and the comic. It's not very informative sadly, could really have been a much better article. Let's just ignore it and move on.
Monster: Judge Dredd stumbles upon what looks like a murder but soon discovers it is an alien attack. After a quick one sided fight Dredd barely walks away. Only after a tipoff is Dredd able to get a rematch and this time he is packing Hi-ex. Nothing bad about this story and I love a galactic threat, it was just to straight forward for me.
We are then treated to more pictures from Dredd the movie. There is so much to dislike but also so much to love. The city looked amazing, the ABC Warrior was stunning, but Dredd taking the helmet off is unforgivable. But I do enjoy watching it on a lazy Sunday afternoon with a beer. Just don't tell anyone.
After faking a fatal crash Judge Dredd traces the camera back to the local sewer systems and discovers the kidnapped Judge Hershey. Here and now we are treated to the title fight.
Even after taking an early lead, Dredd is over powered by the mutant assassin. Luckily for Dredd Hershey comes up with a way to stop the assassin and swing the battle in Dredd's favour.
We are then treated to a truly interesting two page spread on how the BBC created an audio Drama based on the famous story The Day the Law Died. It was interesting to read how they made some of the sound effects, especially Judge Fish's effects. This is how all the bonus articles should be written!
Love the sewer droid and the final reveal of the monster! Next part should be epic.
And with that another issue is finished. Got to say this is an impressive issue. Two out of the three stories were solid (alien wasn't great). The filler articles on the actual movie were okay, whilst the audiobook article was in-depth and enjoyable to read. But I'm really excited for the follow up to Homunculus, my next mini project is to design a Troggie gang for Judge Dredd gaming and Necromunda so this is quite inspiring.
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