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Re: Dredd: The Complete Case Files
« Reply #165 on: 25 December, 2017, 04:06:21 pm »
#30 Well everything I said about Doomsday back in Megazin review still applies.

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Re: Dredd: The Complete Case Files
« Reply #166 on: 06 February, 2018, 04:07:06 pm »
Anything particularly exciting that we can expect in CF#31?

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Re: Dredd: The Complete Case Files
« Reply #167 on: 07 February, 2018, 12:12:21 pm »
Nothing spectacular, to be honest - Banzai Battalion are always fun, but you may already have the collection of that strip. Plenty of John Wagner scripted one-offs, mostly fairly funny as I recall, but also quite a few Alan Grant one-offs, which try to be full-on comedy but don't always come off. The Megazine reprints will include J D Megson, which is a sort of metaphorical account of the trials and tribulations of the Megazine during its first 10 years, and is pretty great on that level, but may not have much impact if you weren't reading the Megazine at the time...

There's an epilogue to Doomsday, Volt Face, and then the Cal Legacy, are the standout 'continuity' heavy episodes. There's also 'Blood Cadets', a fantastic tale of Young Dredd, with awesome Simon Fraser art - but I can't tell if that'll be the last story in CF31, or the first in CF32...

Out of interest, has anyone here been getting the US versions of the Case Files? Some of the early UK volumes, especially the supermassive phonebook sized collections, have some pretty dodgy repro. Would it be an upgrade to get the US version of, say, Case Files 8-10, or is it the same problem in both?

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Re: Dredd: The Complete Case Files
« Reply #168 on: 07 February, 2018, 02:16:17 pm »
Sorry, meant to say ah great - I have fond memories of the Cal Legacy (though did it ever go anywhere?) and Bloody Cadets was one of the last things I remember from before I dropped the prog. Not read any of the Megazine stuff from this period.

I'd buy Case Files 1-11 again in a heartbeat if the reduced them in the current slim, glossy format - with colour pages restored!

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Re: Dredd: The Complete Case Files
« Reply #169 on: 07 February, 2018, 04:14:57 pm »
I'd buy Case Files 1-11 again in a heartbeat if the reduced them in the current slim, glossy format - with colour pages restored!

Me too!

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Re: Dredd: The Complete Case Files
« Reply #170 on: 07 February, 2018, 06:39:42 pm »
I'd buy Case Files 1-11 again in a heartbeat if the reduced them in the current slim, glossy format - with colour pages restored!

Still hankering after hardcover bookplate editions.  The 10th Anniversary edition is getting lonely.   :(

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Re: Dredd: The Complete Case Files
« Reply #171 on: 07 February, 2018, 11:09:27 pm »
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I have fond memories of the Cal Legacy (though did it ever go anywhere?)
The Cal Legacy was an epilogue to the Judge Edgar storyline that had been going on for the last five years or so, rather than a prologue to something. But it's also the story in which Hershey became chief judge and Buell became head of SJS. And continuity stuff aside, its a good story in it's own right, especially the scene with Buell, Garcia and Muncie, which is a real laugh-out-loud moment.

It did however set Edgar up in the Cursed Earth for the excellent stories Revenge of the Chief Judge's Man and The Edgar Case.

Blood Cadets introduced Judge Rico. CF31 also brings back Trapper Hag and Walter the Wobot, and John Wagner appears in a story!

Not sure if Dead Ringer will be in 31 or 32, but that's a cracking story.

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Re: Dredd: The Complete Case Files
« Reply #172 on: 08 February, 2018, 05:24:57 pm »
Most importantly of all, we swapped Alan Craddock for Chris Blythe!