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Judge Dredd: The Mega-City One Archives Vol. 2
« on: 04 September, 2009, 02:49:59 PM »
Amazon UK are now listing volume 2 for pre-order, with a release date of 8 Feb 2010.

Blurb reads:
"A new series exploring every aspect of Mega-City One, Dredd himself and the world in which he dispenses justice. In Volume 2: Lawbringers, August Hahn reveals the men and women who make the Justice Department work, the enforcers and undercover operatives that bring order to the chaos of Mega-City One."

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega-City One Archives Vol. 2
« Reply #1 on: 04 September, 2009, 02:59:02 PM »
I'm really intrigued by these can't wait to see what they're actually like.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega-City One Archives Vol. 2
« Reply #2 on: 10 September, 2009, 03:49:37 PM »
Hopefully it's got some new information, not just regurgitating what we already know from the comics, but I suspect it's our version of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe. I'm worried about Mongoose Publishing's growing involvement in Dredd literature, a company infamous for cutting corners, middling quality and poor editing (is the recession hitting Rebellion?). Still, with the right staffers on board it could be decent.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega-City One Archives Vol. 2
« Reply #3 on: 10 September, 2009, 04:13:04 PM »
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Hopefully it's got some new information, not just regurgitating what we already know from the comics

I rather hope they don't include anything "new" (obligatory caveat: unless written by Wagner).  The last 'new' Dredd information I actually enjoyed was the fan-made Mega-Ciy Three civil war timeline in the (1981?) Dredd annual.

Tiptonman, unless I'm missing something these are same concerns you posted a few months back, i.e.:

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It's still Mongoose Publishing we're talking about, regardless of whether the books are RPG or not (and I'm speaking as a former Mongoose freelancer!). They have a continuous track record of poor design, editing, amateur level writing, and rushing to meet deadlines, throwing out mistakes all over the place. I have the horrible suspicion that they have been contracted to produce 2000AD books more cheaply than usual - BUT I hope I'm wrong!

I could be wrong, but I think you might have a bit of a bee in your bonnet about Mongoose.  Assuming these are effectively RPG sourcebooks under the RPG license, and I can't imagine any other context in which such things would get made, it's not like it affects the comic in any real way.  I say wait and see.

Incidentally, has anyone laid their hands on the Judge Dredd RPG book yet?
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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega-City One Archives Vol. 2
« Reply #5 on: 11 September, 2009, 01:08:38 PM »
Hmm, the artist's familiar but I can't quite place it.  Quite like Hershey's Girdle of Justice! 

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega-City One Archives Vol. 2
« Reply #6 on: 11 September, 2009, 04:42:46 PM »
I think it looks like Jason Brashill, but I'm sure someone will know :-\

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega-City One Archives Vol. 2
« Reply #7 on: 24 September, 2009, 10:13:32 AM »
I could be wrong, but I think you might have a bit of a bee in your bonnet about Mongoose.

That's stating the obvious I think :) Any company with a history of poor product design tends to cause concern among those who are more than casual purchasers.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega-City One Archives Vol. 2
« Reply #8 on: 24 September, 2009, 10:16:50 AM »
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I've got a copy whcih I shall be reviewing in due course- ie when I get the time!

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega-City One Archives Vol. 2
« Reply #9 on: 24 September, 2009, 10:19:14 AM »
Does it look nice inside?

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega-City One Archives Vol. 2
« Reply #10 on: 24 September, 2009, 10:29:02 AM »
Cover now up on Amazon UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1906508895/ref=ox_ya_os_product

Hmm. It's Got a Kevin Walker backdrop from the original 2002 Dredd RPG cover (which suffers a technical mishap halfway up the page, nearing the cityblock tops. Is this the final design?). It's most definately not the impressive Jason Brashill responsible for the new art. Probably an artist working in the rpg industry.
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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega-City One Archives Vol. 2
« Reply #11 on: 24 September, 2009, 10:40:25 AM »
It could well be the lovely Anne Stokes. She does a fair bit for Mongoose.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega-City One Archives Vol. 2
« Reply #12 on: 24 September, 2009, 11:48:40 AM »
I see there is going to be 13 volumes. Hmmmmmmm.








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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega-City One Archives Vol. 2
« Reply #13 on: 24 September, 2009, 02:28:26 PM »
I think it looks like Jason Brashill, but I'm sure someone will know :-\

Was that to me, CF?

If so, then yes it is- it's full of lovely Dreddy images.