Judge Dredd #2

Judge Dredd #2

Writer: Ulises Farinas, Erick Freitas Artist: Dan McDaid Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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Mega-City Zero, Part 2! As Dredd continues to unravel the mystery of what has become of Mega-City One, he encounters a community devoid of law and order in a story that could only be called "Flame Wars!"

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jan 20, 2016

    This is a comic you'll want to read more than once as it's the strongest example of science fiction exploring something we live and deal with everyday in a funny and enlightening way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jan 19, 2016

    Judge Dredd #2 moves the story along nicely, as despite slowing down a little from its opening issue, it gives much needed depth to this narrative. It also gives us some rather thrilling twists and once you add in the introduction of some new characters, it's hard not to recommend this comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Jan 19, 2016

    McDaid continues to do a great job with the artwork. There is a different feel to the work " it is clearly still Judge Dredd, but this is a different world- in many ways similar and in many ways different from the Cursed Earth of 2000AD. This is a brighter world, less post-apocalyptic urban sprawl and more Heavy Metal. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Pablo Arriaga Jan 20, 2016

    Dan McDaid and Ryan Hill continue to impress on art and color duties, the pages are rough, cartoony and very expressive. People smiling when speaking deep philosophical subjects about law, people dressed as authority figures showing clear disregard for the uniform, which altogether show a society the lives in true anarchy. Showing the Trog's change into a Judge's uniform and even looking different with the helmet than Dredd does. It's a great style that's a bold take for an ongoing title. 2015 (now 2016) Dredd is building its own world and putting Joe right in the middle of it, making the reader ache for the new installment and wonder how is he gonna get out of it. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Swing Kinker Jan 21, 2016

    Dredd is back with a new and interesting creative team that are doing a very good job of building tension and intrigue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Jan 21, 2016

    This is a good read that is not necessarily as dark as the Dredd that we know from the 2000AD run, but this comic exemplifies what Dredd stands for universally and that is LAW. Witness Dredd as he attempts to knock some sense into the rather selfish and carefree people of Mega-City Zero. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Russell Troxel Jan 22, 2016

    Judge Dredd#2 is not great, but it's good enough. It balances out heavy-handed societal commentary with entertaining violence and smart comedy. Hopefully, Mega-City Zero willstay on this track while improving on the stagnating portions of the comic. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Jan 20, 2016

    Judge Dredd #2 is a radically different take on Judge Dredd. It addresses modern internet culture with dialogue that appears to be heavily influenced from the comments section of YouTube. The art had some really good points, but also struggled with cluttered panels. They do nail the character of Dredd very well, but I'm not sold on this new world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    BrightestDaycare.com Jan 26, 2016

    This issue reminds me of why Judge Dredd was such a strange movie (or two films, if you want to get technical) and such a unique comic series. I love that this story takes Dredd in a direction that, to my knowledge anyway, is heretofore unexplored. The artwork in this book is great and straightforward Dredd, and the writing is solid dystopian futuristic jargon and slang. I don’t think that the idea of Trogs (see: internet trolls, but for the actual world at large) will last much beyond this arc- but I did enjoy the little dig at modern culture with the idea that people are sheep, and that the trog’s job is to rile people up to the breaking point. The cover shows a pretty heart wrenching sequence that plays out in this issue, where the residents of Mega City Zero kick puppies off a high lookout point. The backwards ways of this version of Mega City has a lot of moments that make the reader shake their head, but I enjoyed the whole kangaroo court moment where the people of Mega City sentence Dredd’s child companions to, and I quote “Death by puppy-kick!”. It is as ridiculous point driving home the backwards nature of these people- which is further driven home by the fact that Dredd’s trog pal is actually some sort of internet troll analogue that is hooked up to some classic Batman-Venom type juice that turns him feral. The end of this issue teases more Trogs on the way, which cant bode well for Dred and his kid friends. This book was really engaging throughout, and was really fun to look at. This book was a bit of a surprise for me when I first read it, but by now, im back on the Dredd-train.

  • 8.5
    Kreniigh Feb 17, 2016

  • 8.0
    Stallonelythelonely Jul 22, 2016

  • 8.0
    JAC8285 Aug 6, 2016

  • 7.5
    Gunnarthehuman Jan 20, 2016

  • 7.0
    SwampyCA Apr 3, 2016

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