Dredd: Uprise 1 (October 2014)

Dredd: Uprise #1Reading Uprise, it’s hard to see the point. It’s another sequel comic to the Dredd movie, which isn’t clear–if one doesn’t read that information on the cover–until the judges show up in their movie costumes. They take a while show up; writer Arthur Wyatt jumps from regular people to judges to bad people to other people to bad judges. It’s all over the place.

The issue takes place over three days. There are riots brewing in a slum getting a high rise development. It’s unclear why the story of these riots is worth reading about. It’s a Dredd comic where Judge Dredd just barks at the rookie judge instead of listening to her.

It’s unclear why Dredd, the movie, needs a pointless comic book sequel.

Paul Davidson’s art is pretty good. He doesn’t have anything interesting to draw–but his visual pacing is good.

Shame Wyatt’s plotting isn’t.

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CREDITS

Writer, Arthur Wyatt; artist, Paul Davidson; colorist, Chris Blythe; letterer, Simon Bowland; editor, Matt Smith; publisher, 2000 AD.

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