Showing posts with label Duane Swierczynski. Show all posts
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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Judge Dredd – Mega-City Manhunt | Comics

Dark Judges are defeated and Judge Cal issues a manhunt against Judge Dredd now that he is Chief Justice.

Although Judge Dredd has managed to repeal an invasion of Dark Judges, he could not quite save Sector One. Back in Mega-City One, a ship returning from Titan moon carrying Chief Justice Morgan and other members from Council of Five is shot down on order from Judge Cal now that he has declared himself as acting Chief Justice.

Dredd is now a wanted fugitive roaming around with his Titan escapee friend Pachoda when consciousness of Judge Anderson alarmed them of a hovercraft from Special Judicial Squad that came to investigate the situation. Among their ranks was Judge Verrity, a keen officer of law who wanted to find out what really happened there.

When she decides to arrest Dredd, her colleagues turned against her and in an ensuing chaos, Verrity is shot. Though she survived the crash, her traitorous partners were not so lucky and she sensed a plot by Justice Department to cover-up something. So, she gets out with a shoulder wound and goes back to her sector looking for answers.

Despite being under an insane surveillance state, Joe managed to slip through and apprehend Cal to make him answer for his crimes. Before he could start questioning, the corrupt lawman falls and finds Verrity holding Dredd at gunpoint. He shots her with a stun round and flees Hall of Justice at once now that acting Chief Justice is down.

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Verrity later continued investigation once she regained consciousness after a while and wondering why Dredd didn't kill her and broke into Chief Justice's personal chambers; she discovers the clone program that Cal has been keeping secret from everyone. She found some more evidence to pin against her superior and then left.

Outside at Sector Nineteen of Mega-City One, he is barraged by mass of deputized citizen-Judge to arrest, subdue or outright kill Joseph Dredd somehow for a handsome amount and lifetime free health care. Using a little bit of disguise and some help from Anderson, he barely made it out alive but then gets shot in the street by a woman.

While his body is lying on road counting down his remaining moments, Anderson sees a major breakout of villains within his mental block only to realize his memories are flashing before him in his final moments. She finds Dredd and desperately tries to get him back on his feet to regain sense but Joe believes that it is already too late.

Meanwhile, Cal wakes up in many of his cloned body scattered through MC-1 at Sector Six and starts giving orders to his men. In paranoia, he asked his men to revive Joe so that he can vent within his psychic blocks to look for any conspirator he had who knew about all of his misdeeds and they arranged for Cal to enter Dredd's mind.

Within the corridors of his mind, both Cassie and Joe see Cal breaking in as a god-like figure with complete control over their space. Not realizing Anderson is residing there rather than a simple memory, he tosses her out and proceeds to taunting Dredd of eternal torture only for her to come back and slip right into his vessel.

Cal immediately wakes up claiming that Judge Dredd is innocent of all charges and therefore ordering his confused men to revive him at once. Nevertheless, their running has still come to an end as MC-1 is threatened by cyber vigilante group called G.O.D. as a result of Deadeye riot and Judge Verrity still howling on their tail.

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Judge Dredd – Mega-City Manhunt

Drawing conclusion to strong run of Judge Dredd monthly ongoing series from IDW Comics in 2015, "Mega-City Manhunt" is a six-part storyline by comic-book writer Duane Swierczynski (Godzilla, Harbinger Wars) and artist Nelson Daniel (Joe Hill's The Cape, Wild Blue Yonder), collecting issues #25-30 from the series.

What slowly build up a grand plotline though "City Limits", "The Long Fail", "Into The Cursed Earth", "Thirteen Badges", "The American Way of Death" and "Black Light District" eventually comes to a decent wrap up by Swierczynski and Daniel.

Right after he rose to power by eliminating Council of Five, Cal unleashed a state of tyranny and used SJS as his private goon squad. Anderson and Dredd managed to successfully thwarted attempts by Dark Judges to take over MC-1 and then return back to deliver justice to Cal, not being aware of his cunning contingency plan to tackle them.

Overall, Swierczynski tactfully connected all loose threads he had been leaving behind from the very beginning of the series. Judge Verrity could have been a featured character fighting alongside this iconic 2000AD duo for another few arcs though. However, ending it when all ties have knotted together was a best time to finish it on high notes.
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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Judge Dredd – Black Light District | Comics

By going back and forth between sectors to fend off Dark Judges, Judge Dredd only makes things worse for a barely-alive Judge Anderson.

When Judge Tarjay went on a killing spree of Judges, he eventually came face to face with Judge Anderson and took her to Deadworld before shooting her. Though still in contact with her via psychic link, Judge Dredd couldn't save her and Tarjay was able to open a gateway for Dark Judges to successfully enter Mega-City One.

Their leader, Judge Death has found some horrifying new friends other than Fear, Fire and Mortis to terrorize Mega-City One. They all made vessel from dead bodies of fallen Judges and even Anderson was claimed by one. She fought for control over her body before losing control to an alien being that turned her into Judge Blank.

Meanwhile, Dredd was sent to Titan moon to serve a life sentence but he came back with convicted Judge Harvies, housing consciousness of a girl named Pachoda to save his city. He was arrested on orders from Judge Cal and yet he managed to make everyone listen to his idea of how to fight this unstoppable force of Dark Judges.

Back when he went to Cursed Earth, Joe encountered a sentient slime-like being that and helped him take down Circuit Court. It was seeking its significant other, which happens to be Mega-City One and Dredd promised to unite them. A hesitant Chief Justice agreed to transport enough of its mass back with them in their hovercraft.

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During their confrontation of Dark Judges at Sector One, Blank sends entire Council of Five back to Titan moon except Judge Dredd and Anderson reveals her presence within his mind. He is then attacked by Death and somehow, it found a way into his mind to taunt Anderson but is kicked out when Dredd slide into that primordial ooze.

On the other side of containment shield, Cal announces himself as acting Chief Justice in absence of original Council to assume control over 304 other sectors. Joe came out alive and well on other side of his slime-friend after a month but by then it was no longer sentient and Dredd had to run back to Sector One with a bullet wound.

When he came out on other side a month later, it was completely in ruins and Death was waiting for him with his friends. They keep toying without killing him and Anderson reveals their plan of making clones of him to wear them as flesh suits to safely pass to other side, which led Dredd into shooting in his head and slide into that ooze again.

This time, he came back three months later and found some exorcist rounds to fight back Dark Judges but when he arrived to Sector One, Death, Fear, Fire and Mortis was prepared to capture him right on to drag him back to their cloning machine. Caught completely off guard by this ambush, he loses his Lawgiver and become defenseless.

Anderson sends a psychic signal in a desperate cry for help and Pachoda picked it up as one of the only living being remaining. This momentary interference gave Joe enough time to take shots at his undead enemies to purge them.

Chief Justice Morgan was able to survive an assault on them by some cons on prison planet Titan and made a break out of their hold with remaining members from Council of Five. As they were coming back to Mega-City One, Cal ordered for their vessel to shot down by calling it an off-world terrorist plot to stay in position of power.

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Relive Death Forever

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Judge Dredd – Black Light District

Collecting issues #21-24 from Judge Dredd monthly ongoing comic-book volume from IDW Comics in 2015, "Black Light District" storyline is plotted out by series regular writer Duane Swierczynski (Godzilla, Harbinger Wars) and artist Nelson Daniel (Joe Hill's The Cape, Wild Blue Yonder) that is heading towards a series conclusion.

Interconnected events that took place throughout "City Limits", "The Long Fail", "Into The Cursed Earth", "Thirteen Badges" and "The American Way of Death" story arcs have gradually led toward this culmination of an era for 2000 AD super-cop.

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Ruins of Sector One

Dredd has brought back an old acquaintance to fight a group of past enemies in order to save his beloved city and now he has to face them alone. His closest ally Judge Anderson had been missing for some time after being killed but she makes a surprising comeback of some sorts to help him get back on his rocker before they both perishes.

As Anderson and Joe were busy saving Sector One from Dark Judges with everything at stake, someone else who despised them have suddenly rose to authoritarian power by leveraging certain situation to favor, leading to a follow-up in "Mega-City Manhunt" next, where these heroes would be hunted down by the system itself.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Judge Dredd – The American Way of Death | Comics

Right after Judge Dredd is banished to moon, the Dark Judges has returned to Mega-City One to turn it into a city of dead.

Previously, Judge Tarjay went rogue by starting a killing spree of Judges and managed to frame Judge Dredd for colluding with him that earned him a life sentence on Titan moon. Dredd only made a fake confession in order to save his colleague Judge Anderson of Psi Division but it was too late for her and made way for Dark Judges to return.

Their leader Judge Death leads way to a slaughter at Grand Hall of Justice and all attempts of stopping him remains futile. Chief Justice barely made it out with Judge Cal with a few others but remaining officers fall victim to Judge Fear and Judge Mortis.

Judge Karyn reports back to Omar from streets of Mega-City One on Judge Choke, Fistula, Skinner, Sleep, Sludge and Stigmata as they terrorize its citizens. Her attempts of engaging Burroughs was cut short when he dropped a structure on her and then sees a group of people building a humanoid like formation, calling it Metastasis.

Seeing things getting out of control, Judge Cal suggests to Chief Justice that they abandon Sector One and destroy it with air-strikes before declaring an immediate martial law to all neighboring sectors. An announcement of relocation was made based on priority class and all the bottom dwellers knew that they are surely drokked now!

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Judge Dredd – The American Way of Death | Comics

Back on Titan, prison moon of Saturn, Dredd arrived for his sentence during an ongoing revolt and reluctantly goes out with a laser whip to restore order. He came across someone who he thought to be former Judge Harvies but suddenly blown up before exchanging more words and is taken into a secure location to tend to his injuries.

Surprisingly, Judge Omar showed up at their doorstep bearing news of how Sector One has been taken over by Dark Judges upon being transported on Titan by Judge Blank. Whom he thinks as Harvies is a girl named Pachoda living in his body after she was tricked and they both decides to get back to Earth even for different reasons.

No sooner had they faced Blank, it sucked them in together and Dredd saw that "Harvies" was telling truth after all. By the time they arrived, Sector One of Mega-City One has been decimated beyond recognition and unaware of their arrival, Judge Cal orders to raise containment shield halfway through evacuation of its populace.

Nearing its wall, they saw Metastasis approaching towards them and real "Harvies" begging for their help. After taking on Judge Choke without any firepower, Dredd blew up Sludge and Pachoda ran to secure her real body but smacked away.

Meanwhile, Karyn informs Chief Justice about picking up signals of Joseph Dredd when she tried to contact Omar and it prompted Cal to secretly order any remaining officers there to capture Joe. Apparently, Dark Judges are having some trouble controlling Blank, probably because it was using host body of deceased Judge Anderson.

Sleep tried to confront Pachoda without much effect but Stigmata managed to influence her. Joe allowed to be arrested in order to meet Chief Justice and make everyone listen to him for once. He took everyone to the deserted land of Cursed Earth where he previously encountered a being that can actually save Mega-City One right now.

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Onslaught of Dark Judges

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Judge Dredd – The American Way of Death

In continuation of "City Limits", "The Long Fail", "Into The Cursed Earth" and "Thirteen Badges" arcs, writer Duane Swierczynski (Godzilla, Harbinger Wars) and artist Nelson Daniel (Joe Hill's The Cape, Wild Blue Yonder) has returned with "The American Way of Death" storyline in Judge Dredd monthly ongoing series from IDW Comics.

Swierczynski has been developing towards a major surprise entry for one Dredd's most vicious and unstoppable enemies into IDW continuity for some time and Daniel has provided his ever so charismatic charm while re-introducing Dark Judges.

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Horrors from Deadworld

Joseph Dredd has been going through a lot since his partner seemingly died and many of his colleagues killed by a rogue Lawman. However, he found his way back to serve justice on his beloved city once again and though he was unable to save it from destruction, he is hell-bent on avenging it even at the expense of his own life.

Bonus back-up stories from previous adventures have started to connect threads and all coming together nicely as well. "The American Way of Death" collects issues #17-20 from the monthly comic-book series and takes us to "Black Light District" up next for drawing a conclusion to a reign of chaos on Mega-City One led by Death himself.
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Monday, December 8, 2014

Judge Dredd – Thirteen Badges | Comics

Returning to Mega-City One from Cursed Earth, Judge Dredd goes after an assassin who is killing off Judges.

As his investigation on Circuit Court and their robot revolution led him to Woodrell County Park into the wasteland of Cursed Earth and having an intense face-off against notorious Angel Gang (Into The Cursed Earth), Judge Dredd returns to Mega-City One with a mutie named Dannn with precog abilities that guided him on this operation.

While Dredd was resting in Justice Department's sleep machine unit after a few restless days of duty, fellow Judge McGivern was patrolling over Sector 13 on and was suddenly ambushed by an unknown assailant, which got her off-balanced from her ride and before she could get up back to her feet, she is shot dead on spot by that person.

Regarding this incident, Judge Cal immediately confronts Joe to inquire him and his unofficial leave from duty earlier. It appears McGivern was one of nine other Judges who were all mysteriously killed by an unidentified attacker over last few days and although Joseph Dredd wasn't responsible at all, he didn't even knew about it.

Judge Cal believes this one is a handiwork of someone of their own from Special Judicial Squad as this killer was well aware of patrolling routines of those deceased street Judges and some initial investigation with Judge Anderson has led Dredd to assume renegade Judge Tarjay as a prime suspect for this whole assassination plot.

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Anderson of Psi Division was giving precog Dannn a tour of Judges Academy and they both sensed something wrong. Dannn states that he sees her death coming and the suddenly, the sniper shows up right behind them to sneak attack on Anderson but Dannn jumped right in time to take the bullet that was meant for her.

Even though she shot back at the killer, he made a quick escape via some black market cloaking tech. Dredd and Anderson figure out whoever is taking out the Judges know about them well and took them down when they were in the uniform.

Surveillance feed does show an image of this killer for a brief moment and as they were about to head back to morgue at Justice Department, they are attacked again. This time, Dredd fires back and while they were taking cover, a few civilians were shot and vanished using his D-Jump Tech before Anderson could get a read on him.

Before they take any more steps to pursue their attacker, Judge Cal quickly reached there and arrested Joe for disobeying a direct order to stay out of this matter. He is taken in for some questioning while his partner was running some check.

In the meantime, Tarjay sneaks into morgue to check on the corpses of fallen Judges and when he is discovered, he takes a witness to Deadworld and then kills her. Maintaining a telepathic link, Anderson reached to an address following instruction from Joe where she encounters Tarjay and discovered his true motives for killing Judges.

However, their psychic link is soon discovered by Dredd's prosecutors and as they try to shut it down, he violently makes a break out of it out of desperation to help his partner but is subdued within moments. As he lies bloodied on the ground after taking a savage beating, Judge Anderson remains stranded on uncertain shores of fate.

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Executioner of Judges

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Judge Dredd – Thirteen Badges

Ever since IDW started re-publishing monthly ongoing series of 2000AD's very own tough cop Judge Dredd in an all-new glory from, things have gotten a lot better than it could ever be. "Thirteen Badges" is a four-part storyline that draws conclusion to what was being built up until now and makes path to a dark new beginning.

Series regular writer Duane Swierczynski (Godzilla, Harbinger Wars) and artist Nelson Daniel (Joe Hill's The Cape, Wild Blue Yonder) cooked up a new line of stories that all leads to a great reckoning on Mega-City One, collecting issues #13-16.

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Justice Under Siege

Throughout entire run, there are bonus-back up stories meant to serve for back-story of new character when they will make full debut in upcoming stories and how Joseph Dredd is connected to them at all. Part of what going to happen to Joe in foreseeable future is already foreshadowed in this current case file he is dealing with.

With "Thirteen Badges" story arc, the series advances to next level where a bunch of classic antagonists are going to try and ruin MC-1. On following adventure titled "The American Way of Death", every event either major or minor, started from "City Limits" or "The Long Fail" to all recent happenings will mount on a major endgame.
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Friday, April 4, 2014

Judge Dredd – Into The Cursed Earth | Comics

Leaving the walls of his urban metropolis, Judge Dredd goes to the Cursed Earth to encounter backwoods criminal freaks.

It all started back when Paradise Machine at Zuckerberg Mall had gone drokk and mind of a deceased bend Judge tries to mess things up by corrupting a living one (City Limits) as Judge Dredd learns of a secret robot revolt by techno-terrorist organization called Circuit Court that brought an entire capital to its knees (The Long Fail).

Upon learning about the root of such conspiracy, he went on to investigate on a distant part of Cursed Earth that even Judges tend to avoid in general. With no one to aid him other than his trusty Lawgiver, Joe came looking for a hovercraft that went missing from Mega-City One with a small crowd of civilian as he kept tracking its trail.

With almost no signs of life to find anywhere around, he ventures on foot for miles into an irradiated and unforgiving wasteland until he stumbled into the entrance of Woodrell County Park at one point. When he stepped into their land, a mutie on charge at the toll-house secretly alerts his "Daddy" about a stranger approaching with a gun.

In quest for a vehicle, Dredd notices the park from afar which is nothing but a huge piece of land filled with death-trap now. He sees these muties torture and murder one of their own for testing out a new ride but he is more concerned about his city.

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As he was trying to take their only vehicle, an old Land-Razer for road on gunpoint, he was immediately incapacitated by a mutant named, Earl Woodrell who overwhelmed Dredd with his power of apathy through touch. He desperately tries to reach out to his Lawgiver to blast the drokk out of them but couldn't move much as his pinky.

Soon, he is confronted by their mutant clan-leader Donald Dolly Woodrell and his not-so bright gang of muties who calls him "Daddy". To entertain the idea of amusing himself, Woodrell decides to throw Judge Dredd inside his inescapable Mirrored Madhouse, from where no one has ever emerged back again till this date.

After wandering there for a while, Dredd apparently came across one of Woodrell's kin but he kept smashing glasses around him, all leading to dead ends. Finally, he ends up into a room with a multi-eyed mutant named Dannn with precognition power and with his multiple eyes; he saw a various different possible futures ahead of them.

Dannn reluctantly tagged along with Dredd as he was making some unexpected moves to bring some reckoning. Using his precog vision and self instinct, Joe managed to break out of mirrored prison and planned ahead to throw his captor off balance, which they did after Woodrell showed up next day to hand him over to someone else.

Just as they gotten out after blowing up Woodrell Park, Angel Gang was waiting for them outside with a welcoming party. They try hard not to engage those goons but Mean Machine forced their Land-Razer to crush. Dannn is placed on a cooking table for preparing peasant dish by The Last Chef and Dredd is sent to Butter Lady.

When he is thrown into a pit full of green liquid for marinating, Joe realized that he is covered in a slime-like being that is sentient and probably alien in nature. After he communicated with it and agreed to a promise of granting what it wants, Dredd is restored back to full-health to fight his way out of wasteland to Mega-City One.

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Beyond Outer Walls

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Judge Dredd – Into The Cursed Earth

2000AD super-cop, Judge Dredd is back with another of his brutal face-off with evil in his third storyline titled "Into The Cursed Earth" from IDW monthly ongoing series, consisting issues #09-12 by writer Duane Swierczynski (Godzilla, Harbinger Wars) and artist Nelson Daniel (Joe Hill's The Cape, Wild Blue Yonder).

This series regular creative-team has managed to pull out this plot where Dredd gets a new partner, explores new enemy territory in wasteland of Cursed Earth and Angel Gang makes a surprise appearance to settle old scores. His previous adventures are leading to a new turn each time after Joe connects each loose end.

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Ingredients of Chaos

First, a Judge goes bend, then Mega-City One suffers from a sudden technological fallout because of a major robot uprising and finally a hovercraft full of missing society elites group have lead him here at the heart of wastelands.

Somehow all of these crises are linked up and Woodrell somehow gets into the mix to play a vital part as well. Up next, Dredd will be faced with a challenge to solve a mysterious case in "Thirteen Badges" arc, which will eventually lead entire plotline build-up until now to a very shocking conclusion that no one is expecting at all.
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Monday, December 23, 2013

Judge Dredd – The Long Fail | Comics

As a robot revolution starts over Mega-City One, Judge Dredd fights his way out of blackouts, explosions and riots.

Previously, Judge Dredd learned of a long-deceased Psi-Division Judge, Lou Thompson who went rogue and managed to corrupt Judge Myers before meeting his fate. After his cover is blown, Thompson resisted only to be taken down and Myers' consciousness was later successfully transferred to a robot body by Judge Anderson.

Myers is now working undercover for Dredd and together they visit the now abandoned Zuckerberg Pleasure Mall. He states that there talks of a big upcoming robot revolution are in air these days and he is still trying to catch up.

Meanwhile, a best-selling thriller novel writer, Lee Preteen decides to enter the infamous Urban-Garland Block of Mega-City One with his high-tech guard bot Crumley, looking for danger and action. A neural implant on his head called Kundles will be recording every mind baffling action around from most dangerous block of this city.

In a distant joint, where crime runs most rampantly and is considered as very dangerous place, a top-shelf droid like Crumley is only hope for Lee to survive during his little thrill-seeking quest to write "Deadly Intent" and come out intact. He has been looking out for Preteen for a while now and breaking faces whenever it is necessary.

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In an unlikely event however, Crumley suddenly turns on his owner by holding him on gunpoint and declaring a prize of one billion to a slab full of low-life mercenaries to injure Lee without killing him. Apparently, he wants to write his own best-seller piece "Kiss Me, Dead Lee" and he just wants to keep things interesting for his audience.

Dredd is promptly notified about this recent development about a robot torturing his owner with a block full of mercs, which gives him a reason to immediately visit that area. While heading towards U-G Block, he recalls recent events where he witnessed robot malfunctions that led to murder of three perps and more chaos.

Suddenly, all sorts of everyday tech start falling apart for some unexpected glitches and killing citizens everywhere. Automated doors begin to show tantrums, lights over the city starts failing and transports system was broke as well. Even Dredd's trusty Lawgiver starts malfunctioning for no reason at all and he ran into heavy fire.

He was surprised to see Crumley hacking into his frequency when he was asking for backup. The guard bot with an affinity for drinking then engages in a brawl with Dredd in old-fashioned way by throwing punches and as he was taking a savage beating from Crumley, Joe eventually managed to sober it up by draining out of liquids.

Those goons from U-G Block were hoping for Judge Dredd to die battling the rampaging robot but when he came out victorious, they decide to put him down. Joe rescues Lee by pushing a horde of goons out of his way who was recording all along and they ran into a revolt, where he starts kicking metal butts of insurgent robots.

Dredd revisits Zuckerberg Mall to talk with Myers but his programming also went haywire amidst this chaos and initiated a self-destruct sequence, which his human companions somehow survived. After running some investigation, it appears to be an attempt of coup by a secret techno-terrorist organization known as Circuit Court.

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City in Ruins

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Judge Dredd – The Long Fail

After "City Limits" storyline has established a new ground of trouble, IDW Comics returns with "The Long Fail" featuring 2000AD's favorite super-cop; Judge Dredd. It pitches a subtly manipulated background plot that channels to the next arc of the series "Into The Cursed Earth", which will take Joe outside of Mega-City One.

Collecting issues #05-08 from monthly ongoing Judge Dredd series, writer Duane Swierczynski (Godzilla, Harbinger Wars) and artist Nelson Daniel (Joe Hill's The Cape, Wild Blue Yonder) has resumed their thrill-filled spectacular adventure as well as artist Andrew Currie, Kyle Hotz and David Williams joining in for bonus back-up tales.

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Against Overwhelming Odds

A dynamic collaboration by Swierczynski and Daniel has been firmly leading these ongoing events to many upcoming plot twists with more surprises to turn heads. Turns out, previous clone conspiracy by a group of mad Surgeons and techno revolution by rebel droids were all linked together and holds answer to more questions.

Dredd faced corrupt teammate, goons with gadgets and robots losing control lately but soon, he would be taking on a mutant mob in a barren wasteland without any weapon. A larger plot slowly starts coming forward that creates new ground for him to face off more deadly threats that comes after his city to disrupt law and order.
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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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Here is your link to buy "Judge Dredd – City Limits" from IDW Comics on Amazon.

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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