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sheridan

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Judge Dredd Funko Universe
« on: 03 June, 2017, 02:33:55 pm »
Very short review as I'm off out in a sec...

I bought it for completeness sake, and was pleasantly surprised - much better than than the usual IDW stuff (mini-series from 2000AD creators notwithstanding).

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Re: Judge Dredd Funko Universe
« Reply #1 on: 03 June, 2017, 03:20:26 pm »
Cheers for heads up Sheridan. I too bought it being a completist, only to think it a waste of money when funds are tight at moment. However I may be pleasantly surprised when it arrives.

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Re: Judge Dredd Funko Universe
« Reply #2 on: 04 June, 2017, 02:53:03 am »
my LCS let me put aside 100 back progs and pay them off (with a good discount) over a week, so i thought "i'll buy something off them to say thanks". picked this up on a whim. and....
i was really pleasantly surprised. it's no wagner mega-epic, but it's a lot of fun (the dark judges are hilarious). hoping it gets dredd in front of a bunch of new eyes and helps promote all things tooth over in trumpland.

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Re: Judge Dredd Funko Universe
« Reply #3 on: 04 June, 2017, 12:34:56 pm »
Slightly longer review...

As long as you're not put off by the cutsiness factor, the depiction of Dredd's character is actually spot-on (more than can be said by the main IDW Dredd comics we've had over the past five years, and DC before them).

First up, Crim Story: the narration introduces potential readers to concepts of Mega-City One (population 800,000,000), the Judges and Judge Dredd.  In a 1980s 2000AD / Daily Star Dredd-style there's a bit of a twist with the narration and a comedy pay-off.

All Pupped Up: the weakest of the three tales (pun not intended, as it's about a pug hunt) but still readable.

Matters of Life & Death: the Dark Judges attack, turning the citizenry into a zombie plague.  Dredd and Anderson intervene.  We get alternate versions of the DJs (not like the expanded thirteen dark judges IDW did a few years back).  I liked it, especially the disguised Dredd and 'goth' Anderson ;)

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Re: Judge Dredd Funko Universe
« Reply #4 on: 04 June, 2017, 12:36:04 pm »
As long as you're not put off by the cutsiness factor,

...and actually I had been put off by the cutsiness factor, but managed to see past it to enjoy the comic itself.