Judge Dredd Classics: The Dark Judges #3 Review

Let’s take a stroll to a simpler time when the Judge Dredd was walking around and doing nothing! Hahaha! That would be the day, but even in older issues of Judge Dredd, he was still the hard working law man we all love, this just happens to be with the Dark Judges. Read on to find out more.

The official description from IDW:

His name is Judge Death and in his eyes all life is crime! Together with his brothers Fear, Fire, and Mortis, the super-fiend from Deadworld is determined to end all life in Mega-City One once and for all! This compilation features classic Judge Death tales from the pages of 2000 AD.


It is sometimes nice to see the way that comics were in the past, especially, an arc that is super important to the character. This is no exception for Judge Dredd. However, for a comic called Judge Dredd, there really isn’t any Judge Dredd. It is mostly Judge Anderson, who I am totally okay with but it is a little odd. Anyways, Judge Death has been brought to life and we have him and his brothers coming to destroy the world. Anderson would like to stop it and does some things that do but, she can only do so much. I won’t ruin the ending but there a little cliff hanger.

Alan Grant and John Wagner are some interesting writers. I feel that they wrote, for this issue, a very independent and strong female character. It is very well done and it doesn’t feel like it is pushed. I really enjoyed that part because I feel that Anderson is equal to Dredd. It’s super neat.

Brett Ewins delivers an interesting look into the Judge Dredd world. It is very dark but well lit. It is cool to how Dredd has evolved over the years.

Judge Dredd Classics: The Dark Judges #3 is a great story of an important arc.

  • + A great look at the past of Judge Dredd
  • + Judge Anderson is a fantastic heroine
  • + Wonderfully illustrated
  • + Judge Death has always been super evil

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