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The Best of John Wagner's Judge Dredd - coming March 2022
« on: 20 July, 2021, 01:19:38 PM »
The Best of John Wagner's Judge Dredd - Hardback, 304 pages, 15th March 2022



In celebration of the original Mega-City master, this collects the very best of John Wagner's Judge Dredd stories!

He is one of the best-known voices in British comics, respected and revered for revitalising the industry in the 1970s and co-creating the iconic 'Lawman of the future' - Judge Dredd.

In celebration of his forty-five years chronicling the madness and mayhem of Mega-City One, this collection features some of the funniest, most poignant and action-packed tales penned by the great man himself.

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Re: The Best of John Wagner's Judge Dredd - coming March 2022
« Reply #1 on: 21 July, 2021, 12:32:03 AM »
I thought this was a heads-up for another one of Colin's polls...
Just a little rough and tumble, Judge man.

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Re: The Best of John Wagner's Judge Dredd - coming March 2022
« Reply #2 on: 21 July, 2021, 05:54:02 AM »
I thought this was a heads-up for another one of Colin's polls...

Don't tempt him.

on second thoughts, please do...would be a lot of fun.

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Re: The Best of John Wagner's Judge Dredd - coming March 2022
« Reply #3 on: 21 July, 2021, 02:45:22 PM »
Predict the contents competition?

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Re: The Best of John Wagner's Judge Dredd - coming March 2022
« Reply #4 on: 21 July, 2021, 05:16:45 PM »
Bury My Knee.

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Re: The Best of John Wagner's Judge Dredd - coming March 2022
« Reply #5 on: 21 July, 2021, 05:18:09 PM »
Bury My Knee.
If that's not in there it's a misnamed book

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Re: The Best of John Wagner's Judge Dredd - coming March 2022
« Reply #6 on: 04 December, 2021, 03:01:02 AM »
Bury My Knee.

Bury My Knee has to be in there.  And although I've got it in at least two other books, "Finger of Suspicion".  I'd love to see both in the same volume.

There's a few preview pages up on the webshop entry.  "Father Earth" is the only one with a title showing, though I should know all of them, particularly the Dog Deevers story drawn by Gibson ("Full Mental Jacket"?).  Great to see one of Carlos Ezquerra's giant Cursed Earth spiders in there too.

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Re: The Best of John Wagner's Judge Dredd - coming March 2022
« Reply #7 on: 04 December, 2021, 06:36:29 PM »
Wonder what the repro on 'Father Earth' will be like? Did Rebellion ever get hold of some new scans for this story? Previous editions were not great.

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Re: The Best of John Wagner's Judge Dredd - coming March 2022
« Reply #8 on: 06 December, 2021, 06:59:42 AM »
This collection is just of John Wagner's Dredd work because including Verdus & Song of the Surfer would have made this book weight a ton, right?

Bury My Knee.
If that's not in there it's a misnamed book

Bury My Knee has to be in there.  And although I've got it in at least two other books, "Finger of Suspicion".  I'd love to see both in the same volume.

Same goes with Little Spuggy's Christmas.

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Re: The Best of John Wagner's Judge Dredd - coming March 2022
« Reply #9 on: 03 January, 2022, 05:47:29 PM »
Bury My Knee.

Bury My Knee has to be in there.  And although I've got it in at least two other books, "Finger of Suspicion".  I'd love to see both in the same volume.

There's a few preview pages up on the webshop entry.  "Father Earth" is the only one with a title showing, though I should know all of them, particularly the Dog Deevers story drawn by Gibson ("Full Mental Jacket"?).  Great to see one of Carlos Ezquerra's giant Cursed Earth spiders in there too.

I've banged on about this ad nauseum before, but I still say it's one of the best Dredd stories ever.  Similar to, and as good as, Taxi-Driver-era Scorsese.
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Re: The Best of John Wagner's Judge Dredd - coming March 2022
« Reply #10 on: 24 March, 2022, 05:39:42 AM »
Contents... not including the bonus section

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Re: The Best of John Wagner's Judge Dredd - coming March 2022
« Reply #11 on: 24 March, 2022, 06:57:27 AM »
Kudos to whoever put this together. An impossible task since "The Best of" John Wagner would more or less encompass everything he has ever done.

Nice mix of

  • Mega City Zaniness (Sob Story, Full Mental Jacket)
  • Mega City Will Grind You Down (The Runner, Finger of Suspicion)
  • Detective Dredd (Cal Files)
  • Reflective Dredd (In the Bath, Class of '79, Death of a Legend, Bury my Heart)
  • Dredd playing cameo to a formidable foe (the trio of PJ stories)

Get Jerry Sing is the only odd one. Bit of a throwaway story but presume the inclusion is because it was the last ever Carlos.

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Re: The Best of John Wagner's Judge Dredd - coming March 2022
« Reply #12 on: 24 March, 2022, 07:33:56 AM »
Exactly - the Get Jerry Sing script is also one of the extras.

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Re: The Best of John Wagner's Judge Dredd - coming March 2022
« Reply #13 on: 24 March, 2022, 08:40:53 AM »
Very happy to see Bury in there, not to mention the complete story in the extras, a particular favourite!

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Re: The Best of John Wagner's Judge Dredd - coming March 2022
« Reply #14 on: 24 March, 2022, 11:25:44 AM »
Very happy to see Bury in there, not to mention the complete story in the extras, a particular favourite!

That and Death of a Legend are probably my two favourite Dredd one-offs.