Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Review - Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two

Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two
by Douglas Wolk
Illustrator: Ulises Farinas
Publisher: Diamond Book Distributors
Pub. Date: September 16, 2014
ASIN: 978-1631400803
Pages: 124
Buy Link: Amazon


While I was well aware that Judge Dredd was a comic book series, I have never read a single issue that is until I read this one last year. However, I have seen both movies that have been made of the character.

Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two finds Judge Dredd being taking out of his comfort zone when he is placed in a Judge exchange program. He ends up in California, where a camera crew is constantly following him around. You can say that he is kinda upset that he is forced to carry a non-lethal gun. Los Angeles is no more, so the setting takes place in Mega-City. There are several stores in this book, even a story involving a giant mutated shrimp. Yes, I said that correctly.

Like I already said, I have seen the movies, but I forgot to mention that I didn't care very much for either film, though the remake was the better out of the two. The illustration throughtout the book is done really well, but some of the plots were just a bit too silly for me. Overall, Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two is meant for Judge Dredd fans only, other readers will be completely lost or bored.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author:

Ulises Farinas is Portland, OR based illustrator, cartoonist and writer who meticulously blends genres, styles, and universes. Breaking down the walls between imagination and reality, he depicts super-saturated, hyper-detailed worlds where heroes and monsters are as fantastic as the landscapes they inhabit.

He is the founder and writer of the IDOL-BOX - a comics and arts blog, artist and cowriter of GAMMA, a one-shot comic previously serialized in Dark Horse Presents, and the writer of the pulp-throwback anthology AMAZING FOREST He also was 1 of 3 artists in Catalyst Comix, written by Joe Casey, and the artist of Judge Dredd: City of Courts written by Douglas Wolk.

He was the artist on the miniseries Transformers: Heart of Darkness, written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, published by IDW. He has done work for Marvel, Dark Horse, Vertigo, Image, BOOM! Studios, Wired Magazine, Complex, INC. Magazine, Zupi Magazine, the New York Times, Threadless Select, Faesthetic, and MunkyKing. His work has also been featured numerous times on Comics Alliance, Io9, Project Rooftop, The Daily What, The Comics Reporter, and SuperPunch.

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