Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Dredd Vs Death, audiobook


The crime is life! The Judgement is death! When Judge Death enters Mega-City One from a parallel dimension, his plan is simple: to find every single living cit and sentence them—to death!

 As someone who grew up with Judge Dredd and 2000AD from the very 1st prog (ok Ol' Stoney Face didn't appear until Prog 2 but you get my drift) reviewing this classic in audio form was an easy choice to make. The series was the first appearance of possibly JD's greatest foe and one that has always stuck with me but all these years later would it still hold up as a story?

 Well, that's a definite yes from me. The actual ideas of Judge Death's 'all crime is committed by the living therefore life is a crime' actually makes a kind of sense in a way but when he comes from his dimension to Mega City 1 to judge the citizens there JD has something to say on the matter.

 As well as introducing the first of the Dark Judges DvD also gave us Judge Anderson of PSI Division who went on to have her own stories in later editions of 2000AD. There were also references to other everyday MC1 things (the one that got me first was BOING) that triggered happy memories, left me thinking 'wow, I'd forgotten all about that'

 So, how about the actual audio recording itself? It took a bit of getting used to as I don't often listen to these and the voice of Dredd wasn't how I imagined Dredd to sound but that's nothing to do with the voice actor, just my opinion and by the midpoint of the story he WAS Dredd. The key thing I guess is that I kept having 'just one more chapter' so it's obvious I was enjoying it. So much so that I'll be looking out others in the series.

Recommended 4/5*

There are other titles in this Black Crow Blogtour (above) and the various bloggers (below) have given their thoughts on these so please have a look at those.

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