Tomorrow marks one of the best days of the week (next to Friday); New Comic Book Day!!! You will have your pick from your standard titles like Batman, Iron-Man, Captain America, etc; these are usually pretty safe picks for your reading enjoyment. I’m sure we have always walked by a title that the cover art catches our eye, but ultimately we just keep walking because the title is unknown to us or we are not to familiar with that “outside” comic companies. There are a lot of gems out there waiting to be found and read. I have told myself that each week I will get 1 comic that is unfamiliar to me. So for review I bring to you the review of:
I have not read one issue of the Judge Dredd story-line, but I thoroughly enjoyed how Farinas and Preitas made the story very easy to understand for an outsider. Judge Dredd is a continuation from the Mega-City Zero story-line. You immediately get a quick update on the events of Mega-City Zero that bring us to our present iteration. We get an older Judge Dredd in an almost “Mad Max” world where Judge’s are more out numbered then they have ever been. The official Judge’s have help from cadets in training, but these cadets can not be trusted. The cadets eventually lead Judge Dredd into a trap. The dialogue of Judge Dredd was very nicely written. We get the no-nonsense, no negotiating, tough as nails, always has a plan Judge Dredd, that we remember from the movies and comics. The pace of the comic stays at a very steady beat that kept me engaged to what was happening from panel to panel. The cover work is beautifully done and the panels of the comics had a “Walking Dead” art feel to it.
My final rating of Judge Dredd #1: The Blessed Earth – by Farinas & Erick is 7.4 out of 10.
Tomorrow, go to your local comic book store and pickup last weeks Judge Dredd. This IDW comic is released on a monthly basis. Also, go off the beaten path and explore other titles… I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
What new comics have you added to your reading? Tell us what you thought! Sound off in the comments or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to follow the blog and on Instagram to stay up to date!