Mars Attacks Judge Dredd #1
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Mars Attacks Judge Dredd #1

Writer: Al Ewing Artist: John McCrea Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: September 11, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
7.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The Martian mayhem overtakes Mega-City One! During the annual meeting of the Mega-City Mafia, a new boss makes a play for power thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Meanwhile, Judge Dredd conducts a routine bust that turns out all but routine when he makes a shocking (and disgusting) discovery!

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Aaron Clutter Sep 15, 2013

    I would recommend this to any fan of either series as it is a solid story and great artwork. I love the interaction between the characters. Dredd's reaction to first meeting the Martians, “Grud! SEVERE MUTATION!” is an indication that we are in for some main-blowing action… pun intended (Dredd shoots the Martian in the head). There is nothing I did not like in this book. Just a reminder, not for all ages as there is some blood and guts. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Sep 11, 2013

    This book is great, cornball fun and a great intertwining of the '50s sci-fi aesthetic of Mars Attacks with the '70s look and feel of Judge Dredd. I cant recommend it enough for fans of dark humor or keen satire. Its action is over-the-top violent, its dialog is taking itself JUST seriously enough to be hilarious and the cross-over is shockingly seamless considering how wildly different the two properties are. If youre a fan of either, or IDWs previous Mars Attacks books, then this is definitely worth a look and if youre a fan of both, what are you doing reading this review? PICK IT UP NOW! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 11, 2013

    By issue's end I'm not sure of the intentions of this series. I know Dredd is facing Martians, but there's something going on behind the scenes we don't know about yet. That makes things more interesting, but also less B-movie schlock fun. The identity of these Martians is also odd, as if they are being mind controlled, which might explain why they aren't doing their typical all out attack on Mega-City One. The art is perfectly suited to Judge Dredd though, and at this point I think if we hang in there this series will deliver. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Chris Stark Sep 17, 2013

    Again, there never is much to expect from these crossovers and I hope this one stays fun to the end. So far, it is looking much better than some of the past series' and that's a good sign. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Sep 18, 2013

    These books arent going to be collectors items for a long time, so flip through the pages, enjoy the imaginations that are turned up to 11 and the awesome cross over artwork displayed. Pass the books to friends and family who may like one franchise and can be introduced to another. Then, if you must, put it in a Mylar bag and enjoy it again another day. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Sep 11, 2013

    Mars Attack Judge Dredd is a fun and enjoyable read that brings laughs and plenty of action. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Jeff Butler Sep 11, 2013

    With these kinds of mash-up crossovers the bare minimum expectation is fanservice, something to appeal to one or preferably both fanbases, but what does 'Mars Attacks Judge Dredd' offer in that regard? It's a Dredd book that's been watered down to plug a crossover in, and the Martians are so far marginalized to the point of irrelevance. I'm not sure who the book was written for, not sure who would buy it, but it's not horribly offensive considering IDW's track record. Lord knows if it doesn't sell they've got plenty of options. Mostly Pony related options. Read Full Review

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