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I, Cosh

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #3570 on: 24 October, 2017, 03:10:15 pm »
Finally! That Inspectre reprint rolls around.
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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #3571 on: 24 October, 2017, 03:14:42 pm »
Hopefully this link works though you might have to download it.

Do you think that your first post being a link to a barely described file download is the most sensible idea?   :-\

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #3572 on: 24 October, 2017, 05:12:53 pm »
It's tricky to guesstimate how much Dredd in the MC volumes so far, since some Dredd volumes have non-Dredd in them in, and other non-Dredd volumes have Dredd stories, but say 40?  And not all of those at the maximum page count either, so maybe 9,000 pages done, leaving 6,000 to do. 

To date the MC has 601 entries in my Index, 531 of which are stories the rest been "In Detail", Interrogations, and sketch books.  Dredd comprises bang on 300 of those (not including Heavy Metal Dredd or Fetish [which I consider a Devlin Waugh story]), so slightly more than half of the MC is actually Dredd.

Actual page count is another story which I'll pass on to someone else.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #3573 on: 25 October, 2017, 06:59:08 am »
Covers of Pussyfoot 5.  I think that's Raynor's art.  Yeowell did some of the art on the series IIRC but not all of it.

Yay!!! The first first series was a solidly told tale with great Raynor art but still a bit Smith-By-Numbers.*

The second story that Yeowell drew, however, is the proverbial bee's knees: baroque, proper science fiction from somebody who knows his Alfred Bester from his James Tiptree, Jr. & Cordwainer Smith. Face-meltingly good stuff from one of the finest SFnal thinkers in Britain today.

Stevie, for one, was really disappointed that there was no follow up as the plot seemed to be embarking upon a right galactic odyssey; vistas that Smith boy has rarely (ahem) visited outside Firekind & Leatherjack..



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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #3574 on: 27 October, 2017, 12:04:13 am »
Just reading Tour of Duty Backlash. I know it’s been out for ages but I had to wait for Mutants in Mega City One.

Anyway I have just noticed some of the stories are printed out of order, compared to the original publication dates.

Does anyone know why that is?

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #3575 on: 27 October, 2017, 08:22:53 am »
It's so the other writer's "A Day in the Life of Exile Dredd" fill-ins fit neatly between Wagner opening that Status quo and him wrapping it up, IIRC.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #3576 on: 27 October, 2017, 09:34:58 am »
I can understand moving stories around between volumes to make the page count fit, but not really within a volume. The last few in Backlash seem to be in some sort of random order.

Not sure if I should ignore that and read them in publication order.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #3577 on: 27 October, 2017, 10:01:06 am »
Don't forget that the rather inportant ToD/mutants story 'Spirit of Christmas' appears at the end of the Origins book.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #3578 on: 27 October, 2017, 08:15:07 pm »
Enjoyed Famous Monsters, Dredd tackling a variety of beasties with trademark stoicism. Good choice of stories from throughout the years. More volumes like this please.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #3579 on: 28 October, 2017, 11:09:18 pm »
Famous Monsters was good.  A good few old time stories and my favourite one was with the train robbers (can't remember the story name) where the robber was sympathetic.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #3580 on: 06 November, 2017, 01:27:25 pm »
Issue 75 up at Hachette
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In the twenty-second century, psychic exploration and technological enhancements go hand in hand. From Mega-City One to Brit-Cit, from the ghost-haunted ruins of the Sov Block to the depths of outer space, psioperatives can investigate the worlds beyond – and battle the many threats that seek to break into our dimension... Take a journey into the strange with this head-spinning collection of stories from creators such as John Smith (Devlin Waugh), Kevin Walker (ABC Warriors), Steve Yeowell (Zenith), Colin MacNeil (America), and more!

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #3581 on: 06 November, 2017, 02:04:14 pm »
The World At Law had sat on my shelf, and I'd expected it to be another one in the "bleh" pile, but I actually rather liked this collection. I recall Pan African Judges kind of washed over me at the time, but in collected form I rather enjoyed it. There are some issues with narrative here and there, but it neatly tried to do something a bit different with Dredd's world, and the art was rather lovely on the whole.

Following that, Zancudo was amusing and silly, and Tiger Sun, Dragon Moon was Parkhouse doing Parkhouse. It ends on a cliffhanger of sorts, although is still neatly self-contained, and I'd have happily seen more. (Again, I feel this probably washed over me years back, but in collected form it zips along nicely.)

Deathwatch: Faust & Falsehood ended the book on a slice of, frankly, tosh, before Molch-R signed off the book with one of his most critical essays yet. Aside from Deathwatch, though, I was nicely surprised by this one. I doubt I'll return to it much, but it wasn't another Heavy Mob.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #3582 on: 06 November, 2017, 02:13:46 pm »
Look't Campbell's name up there on the cover of that hardback, right between script:God John Smith and Crucible chum John Freeman.  That's got to melt some of the the black ice surrounding his gothic heart. 

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #3583 on: 07 November, 2017, 04:11:35 am »
I'm somewhat struggling with World at Law.
I really want to get it over with to check out Independent Operators, but it's a slog for me.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #3584 on: 07 November, 2017, 05:29:39 pm »
FB Post suggests Robbie Morrison & Richard Elson's Marauder will headline one of the extension volumes. I've no idea how good this strip is - thoughts?