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Monday, September 14, 2009

Judge Dredd The Megazine 2.57 08/07/94

Let’s hear it for the girls, whose strips take up sixty percent of The Megazine at the moment. Okay, this might have happened before, but it’s the first time that I’ve noticed it.

Obviously, the head girl is Anderson PSI who is no longer known as Anderson PSI Division as she’s on a sabbatical from her job at the moment. Postcards from the Edge follows her gap year trip around the galaxy as she encounters odd alien cultures and involves herself in their stories. All are written by Alan Grant whilst the art rotate between the likes of Steve Sampson, Xuasus and Arthur Ranson. My favourite so far has been Tony Luke whose photo-montage style I really like.

Personally, I prefer Postcards from the Edge to her recent Martian adventure. It’s good to see Grant back to writing short, self contained stories even if they are a part of a greater whole. It’s reassuring to see him demonstrate his ability to compose a fresh yarn every episode after years of padding out for the American format. Having said that, I remain unconvinced by Orlok the ex-assassin’s rehabilitation and uncomfortable with the attraction he and Anderson have for each other. Yuck. Just what does she see in him? He’s responsible for the death of 400 million Mega City One citizens, for God’s sake!

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  • 'Yes, but he's got nice eyes...'

    By Blogger Tam, at 1:09 pm  

  • by the way, it's a bit tantalising for you to be talking about Anderson in an issue which has a cover strapline 'The Most Shocking Dredd story EVER'. I don't actually remember this story so assume they're exagerrating slightly?

    By Blogger Tam, at 1:14 pm  

  • Not shocking... Certainly not compred to The Deadman for exampls, Tam. It's a plot development in all that back and forth between McGruder and Dredd. More in a later entry.

    By Blogger Paul Rainey, at 8:06 pm  

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