Dredd: Underbelly #1

Dredd: Underbelly #1

Writer: Arthur Wyatt Artist: Henry Flint Publisher: 2000AD Release Date: January 29, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.2Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

The one-shot sequel to the critically-acclaimed movie! In the wake of Ma-Ma's death, other criminal gangs in Mega-City One are moving into the power vacuum, trying to fill the gap in the market left by the Slo-Mo drug. When a corpse dump is discovered in a rad-pit, the bodies are all revealed to be mutants. Could the dead be connected with an outfit smuggling illegal refugees into the city from the Cursed Earth? Dredd once again teams with Psi-Judge Anderson as they scour the underworld for the perps responsible, to bring them to justice!

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Ben Penfold-Marwick Feb 1, 2014

    As a huge fan of the film, I had high hopes for this comic book, and for the most part my hope were met. Its not hard to read this and imagine that you are seeing it play out on screen, which may have been the intention. Thankfully I ordered this one, because my local comic book stores sold out within minutes, and Diamond Distributors have also. If you are a fan of the film, then make sure you get your order in for the reprint. If you havent seen Dredd, then what are you doing reading this?! Go buy the blu-ray andsign the petition. The world needs a Dreddsequel, and at the moment Dredd: Underbelly is the closest thing we have to it. While its not on screen, its a decent and welcome substitute. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady Apr 11, 2014

    If you like Judge Dredd in all his incarnations, then I think youll enjoy this book. If you liked the 2012 film Dredd, you will really like this. It has all you need. Judge and move on, just like Judge Dredd always does. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Feb 23, 2014

    Underbelly is a satisfying continuation to Dredd 3D, but as it's only a one-shot comic, it's far too short.  That's not to say that the story is rushed.  It actually fits nicely within the page length.  I just wanted more because it's well done.  This is like a preview for what a new feature length film could be.  Hopefully this will be the comic gateway for fans of the movie who haven't explored the full history of the character (myself included). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Apr 11, 2014

    I really enjoyed this comic, but it was all over too quickly for me. I'd be really interested to see an ongoing or a mini series as a sequel. If you liked the Dredd movie, or Judge Dredd in general, I would recommend this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jan 29, 2014

    Artist Henry Flint brings Judge Dredd and his world to life. His work is rough around the ages, but has a visceral charm that works with Dredd. The lines are thick, as are the inks, which helps give each panel a weighty definition. Flint's action is right on, as is the tension of the panels. I do wish the violence had been more in your face, something I've come to expect in Judge Dredd comics. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Laurence Almalvez Jan 28, 2014

    Like many sequels before it Dredd: Underbelly suffers from sequelitis. The plot seems too familiar to the original film except on a larger scale, which would have worked if this wasnt a one shot. Dredd writer Alex Garland revealed his story ideas for a Dredd trilogy; the sequel would explore the fascist side of judging and eventually introduce The Dark Judges. Its a shame that Garlands vision will never be recognized since those ideas have so much potential. Read Full Review

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