Posted February 4, 2014 by Nicolo Parungo in Comics

COMIC BOOK REVIEW: Nothing dreadful about “Judge Dredd: Mega City Two”

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What happens when Judge Dredd goes on vacation? That’s the hilarious concept come to life in IDW and 2000 AD’s latest comic about everyone’s favourite anti-hero and is well worth your time and money thanks to writer Douglas Wolk and artist Ulises Farinas.

For those unfamiliar with Judge Dredd all you need to know is that he normally works in Mega City One, where fascists rule and have judges instead of police officers. There are no courts or lawyers, the judges simply sentence the criminals to death or jail time, while it sounds dark – and usually is – there’s also a solid amount of humour and puns.

Mega City Two revels in the latter as Dredd gets temporarily transferred to said city, where killing is unauthorized and there are cute teddy bears drawn on your guns with non-lethal bullets to boot. Dredd’s misery is our entertainment as seeing him lose his cool about the various things he can’t do makes for solid comedy. There’s also some dark humour to be found in the comic’s subtitle: Mega City Two – City of Courts! Because they live in a fascist state so actually having court is considered a blessing? LOVE IT.

The art by Ulises Farinas is fantastically cartoony, fitting perfectly with the light hearted theme Wolk’s script demands and the colors from Ryan Hill truly bring the comic to life. Mega City Two isn’t the most ground-breaking comic, but it is a ton of fun with Dredd out of his comfort zone and fantastic art, be sure to pick this up.

We would like to thank DK Comics for supplying us with a copy to review :) 

Nicolo Parungo