Saturday, 6 December 2014

Judge Dredd Year One: Omnibus

Presenting Judge Dredd Year One: Omnibus by Matt Smith, Al Ewing, Michael Carroll.

Here is the summary of the book:

Three celebrated Judge Dredd writers take you back to Dredd’s first year on the streets of Mega- City One as a full-eagle Judge, in three thrilling novellas.

Bred to dispense Justice, the young Dredd is not the wizened veteran we know, but a Judge with built-in determination and little experience. In City Fathers, the brutal murder of a Justice Department-sanctioned spy uncovers something new and dangerous in the sector’s murky black market. Unless Dredd can stop it, chaos will be unleashed.

In Cold Light of Day, a savage killing spree results in the deaths of two highlyregarded Judges, and many consider Dredd to be responsible: a decision he made five years earlier – while he was still a cadet – has come back to haunt him. The third story in the collection will debut in this collection and is guaranteed to thrill.

 Not really sure how to begin. Aside from a short read through on the internet I have no idea about Judge Dredd. I know about the movies and the comics but I have never seen or read them. So when I saw this on netgalley, well it was on  whim that I decided to request it..... And I must say I quite liked it. This is an omnibus that showcases the first year of Joe Dredd as a certified 'Judge' of Mega-city One and they were pretty interesting.

Dredd is a rule follower. He is passionate about upholding the law upto unimaginable limits and rather exerts his authority when needed. Not someone who ever partakes in lazing activities,you would categorize Dredd as a brutally honest Judge, free from corruption. He is quick on his feet and attempts to judge the perps with extreme prejudice. On the whole I very much liked the stories, they each show a different aspect of Mega-City One and some very cool cases Dredd was handed. My only negative point would be the heavy slang usage and heavy language used in the stories. Sometimes they bored me but it was enjoyable nonetheless. 

"Thrilling adventures of Dredd as a first year"

Genre :      Sci-fi, Dystopia


Release Date: 28th October, 2014

My Copy: publisher and netgalley

Rate:              3/5 (Liked It)

Buy:           Amazon | Book Depository 


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