Judge Dredd: Under Siege #1

Writer: Mark Russell Artist: Max Dunbar Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: May 30, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
7.1Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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When all contact with the Patrick Swayze Block is lost, Dredd and Judge Beeny investigate only to find it's become a beachhead for an all-out mutant assault on Mega-City One. Cutting-edge humor and tense, gritty action from writer Mark Russell (The Flintstones, God Is Disappointed in You) and artist Max Dunbar (Gears of War)!

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Alex McElhinney May 30, 2018

    Russell isn't a writer I'm familiar with but I am pleasantly surprised by the layered story he has presented here. The modern sociopolitical commentary expertly wrapped in Mega-City One's dystopia is both thought-provoking and entertaining. Highly recommend. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Chris Egan Jun 4, 2018

    A must read for "Judge Dredd" fans that boasts an action-packed, but intelligent plot that will make readers beg for the next chapter. This is one of the best issues since IDW started their version in 2012. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 30, 2018

    Judge Dredd: Under Siege #1 is a gritty yet smart excursion for the deadliest Judge in Mega City One. The comic is tight and well paced, and the conflict is interesting and holds promise for the rest of the miniseries. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out tomorrow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Anthony Mauro Jun 1, 2018

    Judge Dredd: Under Siege #1 is a lot of fun. It's a book that knows exactly what it is, and goes out of its way to make sure the best parts of Dredd's world are front and center. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen Jun 5, 2018

    There's always room to squeeze in a little humor after the apocalypse. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Jun 1, 2018

    Shows promise, but only if you're prepared to slog throughthis opening issue" Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 31, 2018

    There's a lot of potential for this series " particularly with the art " and I'm already excited to see what's next for Judge Dredd: Under Siege. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett May 30, 2018

    As a start this issue blurs the line between familiarity and rehash, leaving readers to hope that it has more to say as the story continues. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    ComicBuzz - Logan Schell Jun 13, 2018

    Story has been done before, making this standalone series feel redundant. Necessary characterization is missing in some places. Irritating, woke civilians. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Noel Thorne May 30, 2018

    Judge Dredd: Under Siege #1 isn't badly written or badly drawn - the comic looks great, and Max Dunbar draws a fine Dredd - it's just such an unimaginative, generic and uninteresting read! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    SloboSOY May 31, 2018

    This was my first Dredd reading and I enjoyed what I read. It was a little hard to follow sometime for a newbie in this universe.
    But the end make me the need for coming back.

    Cover - 2/2 related & very very beautiful.
    Writing - It was a nice start even if there was part I didn't fully understand. 2.5/3
    Arts - Love the art 3/3
    Feeling - Liked it, but they will have to put a little more in for being a very good run. 1/2

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Jul 14, 2018

    Mark Russell lets you know right away that he was born to write Judge Dredd when Dredd busts an illegal football operation. Football has been made illegal due to the health risks, classic! The downside is that the plot is heading in a similar direction to the recent Dredd film.

  • 7.5
    Spock's Brain Jun 17, 2018

    My only Judge Dredd memories are reading some Simon Bisley issues---never really left an impression, except maybe being kinda weird. But, seeing Mark Russell doing this intrigued me, and I checked it out. It's okay. I'm not quite sure what to make of it yet. I'm hoping that Russell will flesh things out more in the upcoming issues. The art was solid, pretty nice. This didn't blow my mind, but I'm interested enough to put it on my pull list.

  • 7.5
    Veido Jul 6, 2018

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