This weeks Judge Dredd is an unusual one, providing a welcome change. Primarily because most of it doesn’t feature Dredd himself. Most of it shows a civilian account of life in Mega City One, hinting at the struggles of life post-chaos bug. Of course, not everything is as it seems and Dredd is called in. Without spoiling anything, things take a surprising turn.
Next up is Brass Sun. This issue’s sample moves the story on rather quickly. This allows the title to show more of the world its set in, which is still only hinted and suggested at. Not everything makes perfect sense, but it doesn’t confuse or deter the reader. With a unique art style consistent in Brass Sun, there is still a lot going for this quirky title.
This is followed by ABC Warriors. This week’s issue is black and white, still, focusing on Hammerstein’s journey in earth. Despite being in black and white, the art work is still very detailed and always worth a good look. Of course, the plot of ABC Warriors is just as exciting, as this weeks issue builds on the background and universe more.
Following this is the closing chapter of the current Grey Area arc. Without spoiling anything, things quickly come to a head in this issue. I was hoping for a more detective-like conclusion, with the political and murder themes established previously. Whilst many of these themes are met, it certainly isn’t in the way many may have been expecting. Its dramatic enough, and certainly adds suspense for future Grey Area stories.
Finally, The Simping Detective starts a new story set in Mega City One. This one is very noir-ish. The black and white artwork helps to sell this pitch, providing moody scenic pieces. With an equally moody and atmospheric narrative, there is a lot of charm and character here. With a growing and interesting plot, this could be something to watch in future issues.