Judge Dredd: Mega City Two #1

Judge Dredd: Mega City Two #1

Writer: Douglas Wolk Artist: Ulises Farinas Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 22, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
7.8Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Dredd heads Californee way! As part of a judicial exchange program, Dredd is sent packing to Mega-City Two, a sprawling city covering 5,000 square miles of the Californian West Coast and centered in what was once known as Los Angeles, where he soon discovers that they do things differently there.

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Jan 21, 2014

    The art is very elaborate and detailed in this issue. You will see when you read it yourself but the detail is doing some awesome things and really gives you a feel for the city. It's cluttered and very overdone. I loved it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jan 22, 2014

    Dredd fans shouldn't pass this up and everyone else should at least take a peek at the beautiful art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Jan 22, 2014

    Judge Dredd Mega-City Two is a great start to what looks to be a great Dredd story. It's odd, it's flashy, and it has a really meaty story. This is one you should definitely pay attention to. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jan 22, 2014

    That said, the absolute best thing about this comic is the artwork. Ulises Farinas crams an insane amount of stuff onto every page. There's an indie feeling to this issue, the kind of look you don't often see in mainstream, licensed comics. Just gaze at the first spread that gives us a full view of Mega-City Two and you'll understand. The coloring is fantastic, too, thanks to Ryan Hill. Some of these pages practically glow, bathing you neon light. Mega-City Two is the opposite of Mega-City One in just about every way, but that's not gonna stop Dredd from unleashing some brutal justice. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Jan 24, 2014

    It's difficult to project where such a talented artist like Ulises Farinas is going to go in this industry. Will he want to do even more mainstream work – or do his passions lie with creator-owned work like “Gamma”? For my selfish sake, I hope it's both, and plenty of it. But “Judge Dredd” is a great place for him to be right now, especially with an experienced writer like Wolk. Though this isn't indicative of your typical Dredd story, and feels much leaner than the stories in your average issue of “2000 AD”, this is a side event that shouldn't be missed. If you've never picked up a “Judge Dredd” title before, consider this lighter take on the character your official starting point. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Eduardo Gueiros Jan 24, 2014

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this first issue because it left so many possibilities on the table. The main premise was established, but the events that will unfold as a result are still a mystery that could take any form. Additionally, Dredds required adaptation to a city outside of his comfort zone promises to inject a certain comedic element to the series that will fit nicely alongside the plot, and may even develop into a key element that drives the story forward. I guess well have to pick up the second issue and see for ourselves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Joe Morrison Jan 21, 2014

    Its a fish out of water story featuring one of the most humourless, stoney faced protagonists in comics. Where better to put him than the sunshine state where everyone walks around with an insincere grin? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Jan 23, 2014

    This book is working for me, and as long as the creative talent behind it stay on for the whole story, Im in. Grab this book and enjoy rereading it like I will. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Gilad Levin Jan 22, 2014

    All in all, Judge Dredd: Mega City Two is off to a good start. The storytelling has some flaws but the book is worth giving a shot. I was a bit confused after reading it the first time, but after re-reading it I understood what was going on a lot better. Hopefully editorial will step in and help with script clarity for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Nick Rowe Jan 24, 2014

    As a whole, Mega-City One establishes a promising story, with great commentary on modern society, and immersive artwork. It gets bogged down by a disconnect between writing and art, but as this is the first issue it still has time to correct the confusion. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Project-Nerd - Lee May 11, 2016

    Overall, this isn't a bad book–just perhaps my expectations were too high, and I was looking for a different kind of Dredd story. Having said that, something more interesting happening in the first book might have made me want to read the second one. As it stands, I may give it a pass and seek out different tales of geekdom's favourite future lawman. Read Full Review

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