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Re: Prog 1805: Master of His Own Universe
« Reply #30 on: 18 October, 2012, 09:59:27 pm »
Just managed to read Dredd and was stunned, as yet again all Mega-City One Judges are crap. When Hershey marches across to Justice One, we see her surrounded by heavily armed Judges and Combat Droids. Fatso manages to do all that damage and still escape!

So I gather from this that no Judges wanted to use infra red when the smoke started to deploy, even though it doesn't deploy that fast! The Combat Droids did nothing, the sniper Judges did nothing, for Drokk's sake, I give up!
We even end with a corridor of dead Judges, as they are all crap  ::)

I think they need to clone Dredd more often, as it seems that all the other Judges are useless!

By the way, when Dredd gets taken down, does it look like he's been sliced in half, as it does to me!!!

I have given up on pointing this out. In one panel alone he is walking through the bodies of SIX dead Judges. I take it not many writers read these comments and take note.
Highly trained men and women who have spent 15 years as a cadet just seem to potter along and are trashed by (insert any kind of felon here). This is why many readers question the canon of non Wagner writers.
Come on writers a bit of realism here.



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Re: Prog 1805: Master of His Own Universe
« Reply #31 on: 18 October, 2012, 10:00:55 pm »
Also why didn't Dredd throw his bootknife into the assassins skull. The chance was there.



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Re: Prog 1805: Master of His Own Universe
« Reply #32 on: 19 October, 2012, 07:16:44 am »
Have to agree about the 'Stormtrooper Syndrome' the Judges seem to be suffering. Maybe it'd been better if Fatso's respective blocks Citi-Def had been alerted and he'd gone through them like a knife through butter, as they could have been outside his apartment in a matter of minutes and also stopped the Judges being depleted even more, yet again.

A small quibble in an otherwise excellent prog. Still reckon Fatso lives in Karl Urban blcok though...

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Re: Prog 1805: Master of His Own Universe
« Reply #33 on: 19 October, 2012, 09:59:16 am »
I guess the fact that he's 'Orlock level' is supposed to justify how he massacred all those judges.

I remember Orlock taking out a load of weather control personnel and obviously he took down Giant but are there any instances of him taking out a squad of top street judges like this?

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Re: Prog 1805: Master of His Own Universe
« Reply #34 on: 19 October, 2012, 10:44:42 am »
I'll probably be back on to post a more in-depth critique when I have time, but for now here's my very brief prog review:

"Dirty Frank has Teddy" - 10/10

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Re: Prog 1805: Master of His Own Universe
« Reply #35 on: 19 October, 2012, 11:21:50 am »
I guess the fact that he's 'Orlock level' is supposed to justify how he massacred all those judges.

I remember Orlock taking out a load of weather control personnel and obviously he took down Giant but are there any instances of him taking out a squad of top street judges like this?

The thing is with an 'Orlok level threat' (well aside from having no real qualifications as it fictional, but we have to get past that) is I always think of Orlok as being the Sov Judge equivalent of Dredd. So if you could imagine (or are prepared to accept) Dredd taking out a crack team of Sov Judges, with nothing but surprise and a beer belly on his side then I can take it from his Sov equivalent.

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Re: Prog 1805: Master of His Own Universe
« Reply #36 on: 19 October, 2012, 11:52:17 am »
At this rate the Judge/Cit ratio is going to change back in the favour of the citz!!
I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!

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Re: Prog 1805: Master of His Own Universe
« Reply #37 on: 19 October, 2012, 01:56:23 pm »
So if you could imagine (or are prepared to accept) Dredd taking out a crack team of Sov Judges, with nothing but surprise and a beer belly on his side then I can take it from his Sov equivalent.

Yeah, well put. Orlok was probably at his most visibly effective in Hour of the Wolf, after a half-dozen years in the cubes.   The other thing to note is that the heavy security around Hershey (the war-droids etc.) actually turn back once she boards the shuttle-thing (didn't Volt have direct access to the bunkers from the HoJ?) and are quite a distance away when the agent strikes.  My beef is with easily-cowed submissive porn-pose Hershey.  A nice twist would have been for her to shift the balance of the encounter, perhaps even giving her Dredd's lines about his family, rather than having her in the (-snore-) tattered-clothing damsel in distress role.  Dredd could have been unconscious, making him look like less of a chump for not chucking his badge or knife or something at the baddie, like he would normally do: he'd already done his thing in the episode by spotting the paunch.

That said, I thought it was a good tale with lovely dense art, and the Butch & Sundance ending was nicely unexpected.  Hope they made it.

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Re: Prog 1805: Master of His Own Universe
« Reply #38 on: 19 October, 2012, 02:11:42 pm »
JUDGES DO NOT WEAR HIGH HEELS.
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Re: Prog 1805: Master of His Own Universe
« Reply #39 on: 19 October, 2012, 02:19:50 pm »
JUDGES DO NOT WEAR HIGH HEELS.

There is plenty of evidence to the contrary though

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Re: Prog 1805: Master of His Own Universe
« Reply #40 on: 19 October, 2012, 03:11:48 pm »
  My beef is with easily-cowed submissive porn-pose Hershey.  A nice twist would have been for her to shift the balance of the encounter, perhaps even giving her Dredd's lines about his family, rather than having her in the (-snore-) tattered-clothing damsel in distress role. 

Especially given the events of two weeks ago with Hershey giving Dredd what for. It would have really nicely underscored that.

Clearly as the two stories were done by different writers it would have taken Matt Smith stepping in on Tharg's behalf to coordinate. Guess that's the small price we pay for the massive gains of Smith's 'light touch' editing.

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Re: Prog 1805: Master of His Own Universe
« Reply #41 on: 19 October, 2012, 03:35:45 pm »
JUDGES DO NOT WEAR HIGH HEELS.

There is plenty of evidence to the contrary though

True. Not for a long while though. I thought we'd got past needing all female Judges to look like porn stars nowadays.

Perhaps I should have said JUDGES SHOULDN'T WEAR HIGH HEELS.
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Re: Prog 1805: Master of His Own Universe
« Reply #42 on: 19 October, 2012, 05:45:32 pm »
JUDGES DO NOT WEAR HIGH HEELS.

Thought we'd knocked all that on the head years ago!!

prog 309:

I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!

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Re: Prog 1805: Master of His Own Universe
« Reply #43 on: 19 October, 2012, 06:14:56 pm »
Bloody great prog!

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Re: Prog 1805: Master of His Own Universe
« Reply #44 on: 19 October, 2012, 07:26:36 pm »
Aye, a double top prog again this week, love the cover by D'israeli. The only quibble being a slightly iffy Dredd.
Highlights for me, was Brass Sun (by a mile), and the Simping detective. And Visible Man returning? Yes please.
Brilliant stuff!