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Re: Prog 2144 War Crimes and Retribution
« Reply #45 on: 15 August, 2019, 12:37:31 PM »
And they’re not wearing helmets. Tsk. (Yeah, yeah, psychic abilities blah blah. I rather side with movie Dredd on that score.)

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Re: Prog 2144 War Crimes and Retribution
« Reply #46 on: 15 August, 2019, 12:42:15 PM »
Dredd seems incapable of avoiding capture or getting large holes blown in him on an increasingly regular basis...

I always associated the age of Captive Dredd with Ennis' stewardship, but skimming back Wagner & Grant did a fair bit of it too. However it does seem to have become at least a monthly occurrence lately, unfortunate as Passive Dredd is probably my least favourite flavour after Malicious Dredd.

The last page of Anderson made no sense in a Justice Dept context ... Anderson and Karyn just basically told their boss "nah, we're not going to do that, we're going back on the streets. Can she be  controlled? Nah, but we're going to do it anyway" and then they ride off into the city.

I read that as shorthand for Anderson successfuly making the case that Karyn was an asset despite/because of her abilities, which makes sense for a Psi Judge.

Shenker's been Division Head for more than 30 years, I imagine he can make a decision about how best to wrangle his freaks.

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Re: Prog 2144 War Crimes and Retribution
« Reply #47 on: 15 August, 2019, 12:46:30 PM »

The last page of Anderson made no sense in a Justice Dept context ... Anderson and Karyn just basically told their boss "nah, we're not going to do that, we're going back on the streets. Can she be  controlled? Nah, but we're going to do it anyway" and then they ride off into the city.

I read that as shorthand for Anderson successfuly making the case that Karyn was an asset despite/because of her abilities, which makes sense for a Psi Judge.

Shenker's been Division Head for more than 30 years, I imagine he can make a decision about how best to wrangle his freaks.

Maybe he can, but that's not how it was written - it was basically just Shenker being overruled by his subordinates. Why would he let her on the streets when she openly admits that she can't control the demon? Seems an odd decision to me, and one that requires at last a line of dialogue to justify it.

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Re: Prog 2144 War Crimes and Retribution
« Reply #48 on: 15 August, 2019, 12:47:18 PM »
"least" not last - - why do certain topics not allow edits?  :-\

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Re: Prog 2144 War Crimes and Retribution
« Reply #49 on: 15 August, 2019, 12:53:20 PM »
Did the conclusion of the story not demonstrate that Karyn could still act siccessfully as a judge despite being a rage-vampire? Dredd and Anderson both agreed with her judgement, that seems like a solid endorsement. Maybe an additional line or caption could have reiterated this, but if numbers are so drsperate that robots and Sovs can now be judges as long as they uphold the Law, why not monsters?

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Re: Prog 2144 War Crimes and Retribution
« Reply #50 on: 15 August, 2019, 02:46:08 PM »
The Anderson story was not bad but it is almost a case for me if this was the last ever Anderson in the prog then I will not miss it. I feel the character needs a dramatic change to make her interesting again.
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Re: Prog 2144 War Crimes and Retribution
« Reply #51 on: 15 August, 2019, 03:57:15 PM »
I'd like a line explaining where the big monsters went to (or how they coud bust into security vehicles if they were just illusions).  And one explaining why Justice Dpt appeared to be keeping people in kook cubes who they knew weren't insane. And a few more really

Did the conclusion of the story not demonstrate that Karyn could still act siccessfully as a judge despite being a rage-vampire? Dredd and Anderson both agreed with her judgement, that seems like a solid endorsement. Maybe an additional line or caption could have reiterated this, but if numbers are so drsperate that robots and Sovs can now be judges as long as they uphold the Law, why not monsters?

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Re: Prog 2144 War Crimes and Retribution
« Reply #52 on: 15 August, 2019, 05:02:58 PM »
Judge Dredd trapped up to his neck in the dirt is turning into that Robo-Hunter story where Sam Slade spends a whole episode stuck in a chair. But for twice as long.

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Re: Prog 2144 War Crimes and Retribution
« Reply #53 on: 15 August, 2019, 05:33:59 PM »
Judge Dredd trapped up to his neck in the dirt is turning into that Robo-Hunter story where Sam Slade spends a whole episode stuck in a chair. But for twice as long.


Fool. Dredd's slowly worked his neck and upper shoulders free. And that's just one episode.







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Re: Prog 2144 War Crimes and Retribution
« Reply #54 on: 15 August, 2019, 05:36:30 PM »
Judge Dredd trapped up to his neck in the dirt is turning into that Robo-Hunter story where Sam Slade spends a whole episode stuck in a chair. But for twice as long.


Fool. Dredd's slowly worked his neck and upper shoulders free. And that's just one episode.





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Re: Prog 2144 War Crimes and Retribution
« Reply #55 on: 15 August, 2019, 05:41:39 PM »
Fool. Dredd's slowly worked his neck and upper shoulders free. And that's just one episode.

He didn't even do that himself, Maitland just scraped a bit off by hand!

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Re: Prog 2144 War Crimes and Retribution
« Reply #56 on: 15 August, 2019, 05:55:04 PM »

Mike Carroll stuck Dredd in bed for a Summer, Niemand and Williams mix things up with a bed/buried combo. The real excitement of these stories is guessing which member of the supporting cast will rescue Dredd.






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Re: Prog 2144 War Crimes and Retribution
« Reply #57 on: 15 August, 2019, 06:06:05 PM »
I'm guessing Giant.

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Re: Prog 2144 War Crimes and Retribution
« Reply #58 on: 15 August, 2019, 06:07:29 PM »
Dredd shouting "Maitland Duck!" I'd forgotten he was from Sheffield.

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Re: Prog 2144 War Crimes and Retribution
« Reply #59 on: 15 August, 2019, 06:10:20 PM »
Dredd shouting "Maitland Duck!" I'd forgotten he was from Sheffield.

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