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Dredd Case Files 36
« on: 23 December, 2020, 01:40:16 PM »
A nice early Xmas present when this just popped through my letter box this morning courtesy of Waterstones along with the Trigan Empire vol 2, joining the Nemesis hbk yesterday. That's my Christmas reading sorted,  Tier 4 be damned!

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Re: Dredd Case Files 36
« Reply #1 on: 04 February, 2021, 04:29:48 PM »
Just got mine through the post. I haven't read it yet (well, I re-read Incubus not that long ago, which takes up nearly half the book) but flicking through there's a fascinating mix of artists and art styles going on.
You've got late efforts from old masters Ian Gibson, Jim Baikie, Mike McMahon and John Ridgway (and they're all leaning heavily into their most stylistic elements) nestling up against newcomers (who are nowadays Prog regulars) trying to find their feet: Ben Willsher, PJ Holden, Staz Johnson.

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Re: Dredd Case Files 36
« Reply #2 on: 04 February, 2021, 06:21:53 PM »
I also got it but first need to finish a few other graphic novels. If I read this then I have read all the Dredd stories from both the prog and meg. So this one I am quite excited about
Old age is the Lord’s way of telling us to step aside for something new. Death’s in case we didn’t take the hint.

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Re: Dredd Case Files 36
« Reply #3 on: 05 February, 2021, 10:24:03 AM »
Can't wait for this, but I'm so far behind. I've got 24-30 sitting on the shelf still to be read for the first time (all new stuff to me).

Still a bit surprised they didn't make use of a Xeno on the cover...!

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Re: Dredd Case Files 36
« Reply #4 on: 05 February, 2021, 08:22:34 PM »
I just purchased case files 35 & 36 today. All new content for me too. Finally caught up on the case files! These are such a treat.

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Re: Dredd Case Files 36
« Reply #5 on: 08 February, 2021, 09:37:01 AM »
The extreme Carlos close-up on the cover does feel a bit like either a last-minute replacement for something not approved by Fox/Disney, or a temp cover that nobody got around to updating what with the pandemic and lack of oversight generally. For what it's worth, the back end of CS36 reprints a LOT of covers, many of them xeno based.

I'm still pinching myself that we live in a world where a collection like this one can exist at all and keep going and going. At some point the Dredd Case Files are going to be rivalling some Manga series for most volumes in one series!

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Re: Dredd Case Files 36
« Reply #6 on: 08 February, 2021, 02:32:20 PM »
It’ll be interesting to see how long they run for. I was talking with someone earlier about Dark Justice and figured that’d show up some time in the 60s or so!

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Re: Dredd Case Files 36
« Reply #7 on: 08 February, 2021, 04:16:00 PM »
Currently the cases files are 18 years behind, so there is still a lot a material just waiting to be published.
Old age is the Lord’s way of telling us to step aside for something new. Death’s in case we didn’t take the hint.

The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.

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Re: Dredd Case Files 36
« Reply #8 on: 09 February, 2021, 03:24:24 AM »
The case files, graphic novels and Mega collection volumes are the only way I read Dredd and related comics.

I only got into Dredd about 6 years ago.

So I hope they keep making more!

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Re: Dredd Case Files 36
« Reply #9 on: 09 February, 2021, 10:04:26 AM »
I mean, they must be making enough money that it makes sense to keep pumping out 2/3 volumes per year. And at this point, the art is all stored digitally and available in Progs/Megs that are in the digital store, so you'd think it's getting easier and cheaper to put each new volume together. And in terms of the quality of the stories inside, well, it's just going to stay super good - arguably it's reaching a point where it's getting better and better...
(at this point I think boarders know how I feel about Terror/Total War, Mandroid and Origins, which are the epics coming soon(ish) to future Case Fileses. Not to mention the return of PJ Maybe in future Megazine episodes)

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Re: Dredd Case Files 36
« Reply #10 on: 09 February, 2021, 10:44:14 AM »
It’s been interesting to see Near Mint Condition on YouTube go through the first dozen CFs. After not being that excited by CF1 (understandable), he’s ended up smitten. Notable also that he pulls out one story from each CF to discuss and he caught Letter From A Democrat’s importance in CF9. Nice also to see plenty of people in the USA spot these videos and get excited about the prospect of collecting more Dredd — although some do seem a bit confused about where to start. (If I were 2000 AD, I’d be penning some articles on that sort of thing and whacking them on the website. I know there are YouTube videos about that at least.)

The only grumble appears to be an ongoing wish that there were more HCs from 2000 AD. It’s a pity the market just doesn’t appear to be there, unlike for Image. I guess in the UK we at least got the Hachette volumes to get some key complete series in HC; but I suspect the only way you’d get that with Dredd is by buying up all the CFs and related volumes and spending a ton of cash going the custom-bind route.

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Re: Dredd Case Files 36
« Reply #11 on: 09 February, 2021, 11:36:17 AM »
I mean, they must be making enough money that it makes sense to keep pumping out 2/3 volumes per year.

Approaching half a million sales now, apparently!

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Re: Dredd Case Files 36
« Reply #12 on: 09 February, 2021, 12:58:49 PM »
I mean, they must be making enough money that it makes sense to keep pumping out 2/3 volumes per year.

Approaching half a million sales now, apparently!

Oh that good to know. Do you have a source for that it would be good to get the detail.

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Re: Dredd Case Files 36
« Reply #13 on: 09 February, 2021, 01:29:33 PM »
Colin it was on 2000AD's news section - it is in the first paragraph:

https://2000ad.com/news/dredd-vs-aliens-judge-dredd-the-complete-case-files-vol-36-out-now/

Old age is the Lord’s way of telling us to step aside for something new. Death’s in case we didn’t take the hint.

The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.

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Re: Dredd Case Files 36
« Reply #14 on: 09 February, 2021, 01:36:32 PM »
Colin it was on 2000AD's news section - it is in the first paragraph:

https://2000ad.com/news/dredd-vs-aliens-judge-dredd-the-complete-case-files-vol-36-out-now/

Ohhhh I thought there was some intriguing article with more info. Still good news. Even if half of those are Case Files 1 - which feels possible given all that's said that still means others average around 7000 if my shunky maths is to be trusted. That feels like a lot in this day and age?