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Judge Drdd: The Complete Case Files #1
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October 4, 2012 - 11:44 am
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So, I just finished re-reading the first Case book and it does not start out to well. The first episode is not very good. Its a very basic introduction to the world where snipers ambushes Judgs and collecting the badges. Dredd finds them and thats that. However there is a nice version of the same plot later in the book where a sniper is using a solarpowered rifle. The twist at the end is goddamn hilarious and there it feels like Judge Dredd.

When Dredd gets to policing the moon thats were I feel it starts to hit the right note with the  absurd humour and the more fantastical aspects. The fact that the moon is like frontier land, the wild west of the future is something I highly approve of since I´m a sucker for sc-fi/westerns. ( I really liked Bravestarr as a kid...) For the most part of the rest of the book it takes place on the Moon and has some funny characters like Mr Mooney and the Moon-Olympics which introduces us what is a very anachronistic aspect of the universe; the Sov-cities and their own "KGB-judges" .

Before that, the book kind of drags and  utilizes some standard sci/fi concepts. They are interesting sidenotes in the daily life of Judge Dredd and gives some more insights into the world but no more than that .I cannot really say I have much love for the classic Robot-Wars storyline anymore surprisingly. It only stands out mostly since it is basically the only epic story in this collection, but like I said its the later part of the book Judge Dredd starts to shine.

Now I´m gonna revisit Case Files#2 and I´m REALLY looking fotward to it, cause now shit is about to get real.

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Case Files #2 is where (IMO) when Judge Dredd becomes Judge Dredd, and you get a solid understand of why he took off and won his fans as he did.

But you did mention on the regular comments something I forgot, like the whole Robot uprising in CF #1. But yeah as you said, it was beginnings. I mean if I remember correctly, it started out as a joke, a goofball idea to throw out there and they tried to retell (to me at least it felt like) the same joke repeatedly. I mean you gotta start somewhere. But then give those guys credit, they realized that hey this could be an interesting new fresh template and by the end of CF #1, he was on his way.

Personally I just got CF #5 from Amazon, with the Block Wars and Apocalypse Wars, all stuff I reread long ago online but I also discover little stories I never read before like the loan sharks who carbonite freeze relatives of people owing money as collateral. Or that industrial genocide of a sentient alien race for their glands that made you look decades longer. All one-shot short stories really, but they add flavor to this burdgeoning universe.

And of course, you can't go wrong with Judge Death.

Too bad we'll never get that DREDD sequel where he would pop up: "The crime is life, the punishment is death!"

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This looks extremely interesting! I think after graduation from the university I will be able to tread it. Now I have too many works to do. Fortunately, I can always ask the college essay writer for help and I will be able to have a rest. Now, it is my final year and this is the most difficult I should say. I hope I will manage it.

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