Monday, September 3, 2012

Judge Dredd – City Limits | Comics

From riot control to robots breaking down, Judge Dredd goes digging deep into the past only to find out disturbing truth.

Mega-City One is a metropolis of the North American territory in 22nd century Earth, which has become a home of 800 million people living there. Among them, there are ordinary citizens of several different classes, highly advanced group of robot workers, a load of the worst lunatics in forms of both ordinary and super-criminals to upset law.

A city with high rate of crime, a band of Judges is the only thing that keeps the balance of peace and anarchy among its dwellers. There is also huge discrimination of status among entire populace that greatly separates elite class of people from poor and sometimes it even creates a major revolt that shakes the entire system to its core.

Advanced robots are deployed to do the chores of these civilians and they are designed not to fail under any circumstances. However, a small malfunction in one of them can create a chain-reaction among many of them that eventually spreads.

A genetically enhanced regenerative tree atop Pleasure Mall called the Paradise Machine is designed to grow fruits and recycle them endlessly. When it suddenly malfunctions by starting to blast off windows and acting hostile by throwing fruits and pulling people off, a small bandit group uses this as a diversion for looting.

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Judge Dredd – City Limits | Comics

The shortly arrival of Judges stalled the looters for a while but they quickly escaped using another periodic malfunction of Paradise Machine as a diversion. Judge Dredd was about to get the drop on them but couldn't do it as his firearms got jammed. Outraged by his own failure, Dredd instantly blew up the tree with a High-Ex round.

A group of robots then confronts Judges for this destruction and even charged Judge Tarjay with taser for talking back, leading rest of his colleagues to blow them up all by open firing armor-piercing rounds. Dredd chased those creeps down to sewer and to his surprise, he only found several beheaded corpse of the criminals.

One of the perps was found alive but before he could be arrested and taken in for further interrogation, an ambush blasts his head off on spot. He and fellow Judge Myers believe this robot malfunction is pre-planned. Myers was almost getting his head chewed off by a sanitation robot later on during an escalated Block War.

When following him back at his home, Dredd finds some of his actions suspicious and discovered evidence that led him to believe someone is trying to frame his colleague. He seeks aid from one of his old accomplice Judge Anderson of PSI Division to dig deeper inside this complex puzzle after looking at Myers' case files.

Though Anderson initially finds him clean but then an emergency sends Dredd away on patrol, where he is ambushed and despite Joe shooting back almost immediately, the shooter managed to evade heat-seeking bullets. His attacker who appears to be highly efficient and even Judge-trained, eventually managed to flee scene.

With a little help from Anderson, dark secrets of a bent Judge named Lou Thompson from past came forward while looking through record division. Apparently, Myers was the responding officer when this corrupt PSI Judge was taken down and they suspect Lou has been hiding within his psyche after quietly sneaking inside.

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Into The Psyche

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Judge Dredd – City Limits

Popular 2000AD fictional super-cop character Judge Dredd has returned in a brand-new monthly ongoing series from IDW in 2012 and it kick-started with a four-part storyline titled "City Limits" to begin with that collects issues #01-04, plotted out by comic-book writer Duane Swierczynski (Godzilla, Harbinger Wars).

He was aided by Nelson Daniel (Joe Hill's The Cape, Wild Blue Yonder), who took care of all interior arts and penciler Zach Howard (Aliens – More Than Human, The Cape – 1969) has joined to provide cover arts for issues involved. Renowned artist Whilce Portacio (Image United, Spawn) has notably worked on a variant cover.

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Robots in Revolt

Swierczynski started a complete new series of inter-connected stories that will lead Dredd to revisit familiar places and encounter many deadly former enemies he already butted heads with before. As always, Judge Anderson provides one of his best supports and fortunately unfolds a sinister plot in works before it was too late.

A team of talented illustrators including Langdon Foss, Paul Gulacy, Brendan McCarthy and Inaki Miranda has worked on back-up stories featuring additional tales. Up next, comes "The Long Fail" from same creators that follow recent events.
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