Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 03 by John Wagner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I've been looking forward to this one as it has the first appearance of Judge Death in it (also Judge Andersen's first appearance). It was a decent enough episode appearing to be suited as a Halloween issue probably. Other stories were better, though. This volume contains no major story lines but is full of one issue or 2-3 issue stories. Most are of a dramatic nature with only a couple of cheesy ones. A very good read of late 70's Judge Dredd. What I really enjoyed though was one of the opening stories which introduced the Blocks as having the celebrity names. Up to this point, they had just been numbered and I had wondered when (and how) they started using the names. This first story introduces Blocks Charlton Heston, Benjamin Spock and Harriet Beecher Stowe. The block names come up a couple of times throughout the volume but haven't been integrated into the universe yet. There is also a return (kinda) of Satanus! Good read.