Saturday, 14 September 2013


Dredd Underbelly: Part One by Arthur Wyatt & Henry Flint
(from Judge Dredd Megazine #340)

While the campaign continues to get a Dredd sequel made, here's the official comic book sequel to last year's movie.

It's a bit hard to get a handle on it in this first instalment -- these feel very much like the first 10 pages of a graphic novel-length tale, rather than a self-contained chunk of action. That said, it manages to give Anderson a nice re-introduction, an action sequence for Dredd, and then establish the storyline. It also expands the world of the film, introducing Cursed Earth mutants. Thankfully, Flint's design for the muties is less comic-book and more how they might look in the film's universe.

There's definite promise here, but I suspect it will read better in collected form than in short monthly parts.

Nonetheless, Megazine #340 is in shops from next Wednesday.

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