Judge Dredd: Mega City Two #5

Judge Dredd: Mega City Two #5

Writer: Douglas Wolk Artist: Ulises Farinas Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: June 4, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
7.3Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

Dredd's West Coast adventure comes to an explosive conclusion! As Judges from around the world gather for Lawcon, Dredd's secret mission leads him into high-speed mayhem-and toward a potentially catastrophic revelation. All eyes are on him, but the City of Courts has one last trial to put him through...

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Jun 4, 2014

    Hopefully we see more of Wolk and Farinas in the Judge Dredd world. They got in and told a quick, entertaining, and funny Dredd story that shows a different side of Mega-City One's best Judge. The team leaves you wanting more, and that's actually a good thing in this case. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Jun 3, 2014

    Judge Dredd: Mega City 2 is a great story that ties up nicely. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jun 4, 2014

    If you can't tell I was disappointed by this ending. It didn't deliver and relied too heavily on what worked in the beginning of the series which only served to spoil that charm. I know this wasn't supposed to be the Dredd, but it's the first time since IDW has had the license that I became worried that they were losing focus on what is Dredd. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nomadic Avenger Jul 29, 2016

    MegaCity 2 was a strange, bizarre, and cartoony world that did not work for Dredd. I have really enjoyed IDW Dredd (even the Mars Attacks Dredd was fun) but I did not like this series. The art was a mixed bag and the story was confusing and went nowhere really. My favorite Dredd stories are from the early 2000AD case files (Cursed Earth, Judge Cal, City of the Damned) but these issues failed to capture the same humor/violent combination of the era it seemed to be going for.

  • 5.0
    Gizmo Nov 28, 2014

    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.

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