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Thursday, 8 November 2012
Warm reception for new Judge Dredd's tale "Cold Deck"
The co-creator of Judge Dredd, John Wagner, has praised "Cold Deck", the latest Judge Dredd serial in 2000AD - a storyline by three of British comics’ top writers that has electrified the fan base.
The audacious plot twist in last week’s Prog 1807 by Al Ewing, Simon Spurrier and Rob Williams was “a little bit of comics genius”, said the man behind many of the title’s most popular characters.
And the critics agree - Comic Book Resources’ Robot 6 blog called it “an instant classic” while chaoshour.com described the opening episode in Prog 1806 as “the kind of comic that reminds you of why you fell in love with comics in the first place.
"Writer Al Ewing’s talent at making even the most insignificant
characters come to life is evident here, as is his wonderful take on the
ruthless attitude needed to succeed in a political environment," chaoshour reviewer Gareth Davies enthuses. But
it’s his depiction of Dredd that sticks with you, the way that even he
must now force himself to carry on with his duties.
"It’s a subtle touch,
but one that strikes a nerve. After all if the toughest judge on the
beat is finding it hard to keep a grip on things, what hope does anyone
The latest installment, Prog 1808, arrived day-and-date digital and in UK stores today.