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: Judge Fear's Big Day Out and Other Stories - coming November 2020
: Dash Decent 30 September, 2020, 11:22:34 AM
Judge Fear's Big Day Out And Other Stories (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Judge-Fears-Big-Other-Stories/dp/1781088535) - Paperback, 416 pages, 12th November 2020

New anthology collecting the very best prose stories from the pages of the Galaxy's Greatest Comic!

A shopping mall where droids sell organs harvested from street trash...
A murderous imaginary friend...
A psychotic composer drafting music from pain...
All in a day's work for the Lawman of the Future.

Judge Fear's Big Day Out and Other Stories gathers the very best short stories from more than a decade of the Judge Dredd Megazine, including stories by legends Alan Grant, Gordon Rennie and Simon Spurrier, among countless others...


Not sure how the number of contributors to a ~400 page book can be 'countless'.  It's probably meant to refer to the megazine.

(https://i.imgur.com/RtewuRC.jpg)
: Re: Judge Fear's Big Day Out and Other Stories - coming November 2020
: AlexF 01 October, 2020, 01:07:52 PM
There's really a market for collections of prose stories? I'm sure some of them are good but I just can't bring myself to read them when they're published in a comic. My brain can't cope making the switch from one kind of reading to another.
: Re: Judge Fear's Big Day Out and Other Stories - coming November 2020
: I, Cosh 01 October, 2020, 02:57:21 PM
There's really a market for collections of prose stories?
Haven't there already been a couple of digital only collections of this stuff? I tend to agree that it's not for me but it looks like we're on our own.
: Re: Judge Fear's Big Day Out and Other Stories - coming November 2020
: leethomson 20 October, 2020, 09:15:43 AM
I'm with you! These were always an auto-skip in Annuals and Sci-Fi Specials, etc. Features were fine, but prose stories just didn't belong.
: Re: Judge Fear's Big Day Out and Other Stories - coming November 2020
: The Enigmatic Dr X 20 October, 2020, 09:54:42 AM
Judge Fear's Big Day Out is an incredibly clever short story and well worth reading.
: Re: Judge Fear's Big Day Out and Other Stories - coming November 2020
: Proudhuff 20 October, 2020, 10:20:16 AM
cover by?
: Re: Judge Fear's Big Day Out and Other Stories - coming November 2020
: Richard 20 October, 2020, 11:44:07 AM
Greg Staples.
: Re: Judge Fear's Big Day Out and Other Stories - coming November 2020
: Proudhuff 22 October, 2020, 03:35:40 PM
 :)
: Re: Judge Fear's Big Day Out and Other Stories - coming November 2020
: JayzusB.Christ 22 October, 2020, 10:40:44 PM
There were some really good text stories in the specials.  Most of the best ones were by John Smith - his Animal House was set in MC1 and the Cursed Earth and was excellent. He also did a really good Strontium Dogs text story, and his Rogue Trooper (Friday version) text story was pretty much the only good bit of new material in an otherwise Fleisher-heavy Rogue annual.
: Re: Judge Fear's Big Day Out and Other Stories - coming November 2020
: Dandontdare 23 October, 2020, 02:46:38 AM
Well that's Conrad & Fox's Christmas presents sorted.
: Re: Judge Fear's Big Day Out and Other Stories - coming November 2020
: judgefloyd 01 November, 2020, 11:53:52 AM
The only one of these I remember is Judge Fear's Big Day Out, which was excellent.  In general, I'm not a huge fan of comics going to prose - it feels like getting the audio sound track to a movie instead of watching the movie, but if it works, it works.  Will check out out.  Great cover.