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AlexF

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Dredd epics ranked
« on: 02 December, 2020, 09:15:53 AM »
This blog has just gone live today:
https://dreddepicsranked.blogspot.com/

Mostly for my own amusement, but also because even Judge Dredd doesn't have enough of an internet presence for my tastes. There are websites out there that run down short lists of 'essential Dredd stories', and clearly the people behind them know what they're talking about.
https://io9.gizmodo.com/top-11-essential-judge-dredd-stories-5944097 (a chronological list)
https://vocal.media/geeks/top-10-judge-dredd-stories (plays a little fast and loose with the idea of a single storyline)
https://www.scifinow.co.uk/top-tens/top-10-best-judge-dredd-comic-book-stories/ (best of the bunch I reckon)

But they tend to skew too heavily towards the older epics, and more to the point, why stop at 11 when you easily classify more than 50 stories as 'epic' - in length, if not in brilliance?
Anyway, 3 new posts per week will get us through my ranking by the New Year. My Number 1 won't be much of a surprise, but just maybe the rest of the Top 10 will be...

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Re: Dredd epics ranked
« Reply #1 on: 02 December, 2020, 09:26:52 AM »
Really looking forward to this. I guess there is a firm favourite for Number 1 spot - it wouldn't be mind there a couple of more recent one's a prefer and a couple of others even I'd rate close if not higher. So excited to see what you come up with.

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Re: Dredd epics ranked
« Reply #2 on: 02 December, 2020, 09:47:53 AM »
Great stuff Alex - will follow with interest.

How do you subscribe? The suscribe(atom) button just leads me to a page with loads of text.

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Re: Dredd epics ranked
« Reply #3 on: 02 December, 2020, 09:49:01 AM »
Will follow as well, great stuff !!!
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Re: Dredd epics ranked
« Reply #4 on: 02 December, 2020, 10:37:35 AM »
This is excellent.
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Re: Dredd epics ranked
« Reply #5 on: 02 December, 2020, 01:50:25 PM »
Great read that, looking forward to the rest!  And definitely the most charitable take on Blood of Satanus III I've ever read.  Cor, that Satanus double spread does looks absolutely fantastic, may have to dig those issues out again just for that.

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Re: Dredd epics ranked
« Reply #6 on: 02 December, 2020, 02:11:13 PM »
Thanks folks!
Buttonman, I've tried setting up the subscription using feedburner - maybe it works now?
But I don't really know my way around Blogger, despite using it for more than a decade!

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Re: Dredd epics ranked
« Reply #7 on: 02 December, 2020, 03:11:54 PM »
Have managed to subscribe via the RSS with my Feedly account. great stuff! I see neither Crusade or Blood Of Satanus 3 made it into the Mega Collection, so they left some drekk out after all!

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Re: Dredd epics ranked
« Reply #8 on: 02 December, 2020, 03:17:51 PM »
I remember neither Crusade nor Saturnus III
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Re: Dredd epics ranked
« Reply #9 on: 02 December, 2020, 03:31:37 PM »
Great,  really looking forward to following this Epics blog! I appreciate that you are including where to read it, especially the Case Files references so I can go back and reread easily.

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Re: Dredd epics ranked
« Reply #10 on: 02 December, 2020, 03:32:31 PM »
Anyone who can't remember Crusade should be counting their blessings tbh.
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Re: Dredd epics ranked
« Reply #11 on: 02 December, 2020, 04:10:23 PM »
Pouring one out for Dredd’s space cape.

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Re: Dredd epics ranked
« Reply #12 on: 02 December, 2020, 05:36:35 PM »
Following! They could make this a bit simpler!

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Re: Dredd epics ranked
« Reply #13 on: 02 December, 2020, 10:17:35 PM »
You made the Thrillmail! Well done sir.

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Re: Dredd epics ranked
« Reply #14 on: 03 December, 2020, 08:23:47 AM »
This is great stuff Alex.

Crusade is terrible plot-wise, but I love the design of Cesare's uniform.

I'm intrigued by Blood of Satanus III, having never read it. Has Pat commented on it anywhere?