I think the main problem with this series is that it mostly involves watching action unfold, wonder what is happening, and then have it explained to you. The problem with that is there is no buildup or anticipation. It's like watching a building explode and have someone tell you afterwards that there was a bomb in there, rather than see the bomb planted and bite your nails as it counts down, wondering if everyone will get out in time. When I'm reading this, I'm also not wondering who dun it like gleeful mystery, I'm just wondering what the drokk is happening. Most of my reading experience can be summed up as, "why?" Even the ending was the answer to a question I forgot I even asked. On the plus side, this comic includes one of the best uses for a sideways splash page I've seen, and the whole series is a cheeky commentary on Hollywood. Sorry to everyone at IDW, but 'Judge Dredd: Year One' is still the only Dredd title to come out of IDW so far that I would recommend; read 2000AD for your Dredd thrills.