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Re: Mega City Zero (IDW)
« Reply #15 on: 13 July, 2015, 02:31:47 pm »
I thought their previous main Dredd series was terrible, though it did have a few high points:
- Shane Pierce's art on The Stakes
- SJS Judge Verrity

I've said it on another thread in the past, but Nelson Daniel has done good artwork (if you look at his Flickr/DeviantArt page) but none of this translates to the Dredd work he did.  No idea why, as the good work he has done is on SF stuff - maybe he just doesn't look on someone else's characters in the same way.

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Re: Mega City Zero (IDW)
« Reply #16 on: 14 July, 2015, 02:26:27 am »
It's pretty apparent IDW gets the work they pay for.


That Dredd sketch isn't great. Proportions look, well not quite... And the helmet looks as wonky as hell. So many talented artists working in the USA market that this isn't a case of 'Americans can't do Dredd' but a case of Dredd Milliband... You can tell from the get go it won't stick the landing.
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Re: Mega City Zero (IDW)
« Reply #17 on: 14 July, 2015, 04:30:59 pm »
That Dredd sketch

As you say, it's a sketch - not final artwork.

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Re: Mega City Zero (IDW)
« Reply #18 on: 14 July, 2015, 06:14:18 pm »
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That Dredd sketch...

...looks fantastic to me. Can't wait to see more  :thumbsup:

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Re: Mega City Zero (IDW)
« Reply #19 on: 14 July, 2015, 06:48:47 pm »
Yeah I've already tried to pre-bag this at me local comic shop despite it being very early.

I think IDW haven't misstepped with the 2kad property since the main Dredd run - plus that sketch IS nice (in my view) very Simon Fraseresque. Got a lovely European feel to it.

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Re: Mega City Zero (IDW)
« Reply #20 on: 14 July, 2015, 08:07:29 pm »
The art is nothing to do with how "Americans do Dredd'. McDaid is also a superb colourist. I think he is on colouring duties as well. Looking forward to this series.

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Re: Mega City Zero (IDW)
« Reply #21 on: 14 July, 2015, 08:26:33 pm »
So many talented artists working in the USA market that this isn't a case of 'Americans can't do Dredd' ...

Also the fact that he's British.

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Re: Mega City Zero (IDW)
« Reply #22 on: 15 July, 2015, 06:03:50 pm »
For what it's worth I like the sketch.

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Re: Mega City Zero (IDW)
« Reply #23 on: 15 July, 2015, 11:45:55 pm »
I've said this on other forums and I'll say it here, IDW's main JD series read like bad fan-fiction. (Cal in league with the Dark Judges/12 dj's instead of the original 4) even though it's a different universe it still felt out of place + the art didn't help at all! It felt rushed and cartoony when it should have been serious.

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Re: Mega City Zero (IDW)
« Reply #24 on: 26 July, 2015, 02:44:02 pm »
After not reading any IDW Dredd until this week as they're now dirt cheap.
So far the main Dredd series is just badly written.
Nothing to do with not getting Dredd but the writer my getting how to write an interesting story.
Just about to start the 12 Dark Judges arc.
Must admit I'm looking forward to getting to the other series especially those written and drawn by Matt Smith and Simon Coleby.

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Re: Mega City Zero (IDW)
« Reply #25 on: 26 July, 2015, 05:30:27 pm »
Must admit I'm looking forward to getting to the other series especially those written and drawn by Matt Smith and Simon Coleby.

Hope there's more in the way of Year One Dredd coming. Really enjoyed that series and would happily see the same team do it again. The flashbacks of young Rico and Joe by Coleby were superb.

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Re: Mega City Zero (IDW)
« Reply #26 on: 31 August, 2015, 04:30:21 pm »
Some details courtesy of Bleeding Cool

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/08/31/here-comes-judge-dredd-1-with-mega-city-zero-1-for-december/

Sounds ... interesting... guess we'll see how it goes.

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Re: Mega City Zero (IDW)
« Reply #27 on: 31 August, 2015, 04:37:25 pm »
That cover is the Retail Incentive one. I smell three covers for issue one then :lol:

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Re: Mega City Zero (IDW)
« Reply #28 on: 31 August, 2015, 05:14:24 pm »
As long as it's not the 19 the main series had.
Personally I think it's IDW taking the piss when they do multiple covers for every issue.

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Re: Mega City Zero (IDW)
« Reply #29 on: 31 August, 2015, 05:17:16 pm »
Helps to make the numbers higher :thumbsup: