Judge Dredd #1
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Judge Dredd #1

Writer: Ulises Farinas, Erick Freitas Artist: Dan McDaid Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: December 16, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 6
7.4Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

"Mega-City Zero," part 1! Ushering in a brave new era, Judge Dredd awakens to find that Mega-City One has been sent back to the Stone Age, with city blocks overgrown and nary a citizen to be found. Witness as Dredd struggles to unravel the mystery as he copes with being just an ordinary Joe...

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 15, 2015

    A fish out of water story that delivers action and intrigue with strong Mad Max: Fury Road vibes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Dec 15, 2015

    Judge Dredd #1 takes us in a bold new direction, as although it may be one that diehard fans may find hard to adapt to, the unique concept certainly breathes new life into the character. It also leaves us with plenty of mysteries to explore, and despite the odd hiccup this first issue deserves a place on your pull. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 16, 2015

    IDW's ongoing Judge Dredd comic should have little trouble distinguishing itself from the stories that have come before. It takes a familiar hero and places him in a new setting where his usual methods will only take him so far. It's a strong premise that's executed by an equally strong creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Pablo Arriaga Dec 16, 2015

    Intriguing start to a new IDW Judge Dredd series, they won a loyal fanbase over their 30 issue run that ended last year, Farinas, Freitas, McDaid, and Hill deliver on what Swierczynski and Daniel started. yet putting their own staple on the series. This issue leaves the reader intrigued for more and seeking to see where they take him on the next issue. I wish I had seen more from this story, as I feel most IDW titles suffer from a very limited page count, and advertisements that sometimes run as many as the pages themselves. Judge Dredd #1 invites the long time readers to join the Judge in a new adventure they've never seen before, and welcomes those who've never picked up a Judge Dredd Megazine or 2000AD. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Adam Cook Dec 18, 2015

    Judge Dredd #1 is a great addition to fans and newcomers libraries. 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

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Dec 18, 2015

    What's more,Freitas, Farina, and McDaid's first issue is irreverently referential, with nods to everything fromThe Fifth Element,toMad Max,and there's even a sneakyCaptain Philipsquote slipped in for good measure. Some of the scripting feels a little on the nose, with characters sounding more cartoonish and two dimensional at times than you might expect from a comic in 2015, but its obvious from the helter skelter nature of the issue that it's supposed to feel that way; subtlety is not a word in Dredd's vocabulary. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Dec 15, 2015

    What this rebooted Judge Dredd represents is a mystery, albeit one not everyone is going to want to solve. Dredd as a fish-out-of-water is always an interesting concept, and there is plenty here to pick apart going forward. Yet those in the market for a more traditional Dredd story may do well looking elsewhere, as this is less about enforcement and more about exploration. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Russell Troxel Dec 18, 2015

    Judge Dredd has always been a peculiar title, straddling a line between genuine political commentary and ludicrous, over-the-top action with ridiculous nonsense like Judge Fish and 2T(FRU)T. It's not an easy thing for many readers to digest, but that doesn't mean it's bad. Judge Dredd is the sauerkraut of the comic book world, and this new run doesn't seem to be afraid of following in those same footsteps. Anyone who has a taste for human truths wrapped in a hearty dose of craziness will have a good time with Judge Dredd #1. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Ray W Dec 17, 2015

    Overall this was a decent first issue of the relaunch of Judge Dredd. The story is interesting and colors were good but the art needs some improvements. I hope the title improves in the second issue, but I cant really give this new number one a high score. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Dec 21, 2015

    In terms of story, I liked the idea of Judge Dredd in an all new world trying to figure out just how he got there and how he's going to enforce the law when the people he's interacting with have no concept of the law. Dredd is portrayed just as he should be and Farinas and Freitas definitely have a good feel for the character. The ending was enough to pique my curiosity for future issues, but it's not a book I feel I have to read each month. If I can find this series on the cheap at next summer's conventions I'll pick them up then, but for now I'll let Dredd explore this new world alone. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    First Comics News - Richard Vasseur Feb 15, 2016

    It is always nice to see Dredd in action with his gun blasting. His attitude is right on. Read Full Review

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