30 review for Judge Dredd : Heavy Metal Dredd

  1. 4 out of 5

    Diego Munoz

    About a 3 1/2. Great drawings, stories are quite basic. Reminded me of Lobo a lot. Never have read judge dread before, seems like this collection is not like the normal tales.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Marcus

    I would consider 2000AD a "punk comic" but on the strength of this volume it's probably best that it steer clear of stories about music - I can cope with Spikes Harvey Rotten being Dredd's punk sidekick in early issues, and the tendency of Dredd strips to burst into spontaneous song-and-dance numbers throughout its history has always been a joy, but stories actually *about* music, as collected here, tend to be at best throwaway and at worst actively cringeworthy. The "metal" Dredd strips especia I would consider 2000AD a "punk comic" but on the strength of this volume it's probably best that it steer clear of stories about music - I can cope with Spikes Harvey Rotten being Dredd's punk sidekick in early issues, and the tendency of Dredd strips to burst into spontaneous song-and-dance numbers throughout its history has always been a joy, but stories actually *about* music, as collected here, tend to be at best throwaway and at worst actively cringeworthy. The "metal" Dredd strips especially seem to be an excuse for Wagner & Grant to phone in a few terrible puns awash with gore, though in fairness the freedom of any of the usual taste-and-common-decency-based limitations allowed creative teams like Smith/Hicklenton to turn in some memorably nightmarish pages. In a rare turnaround of expectations Garth Ennis's contribution to this volume are not the actual low point (I'll call that "The Great Arsoli", a strip about a magician whose act is literally pulled out of his ass) - the two outings for the "Muzak Killer" Marty Zpok may have dated badly in its references, but I've got to admit the satire hits its mark. There was a time when I thought the music I listened to was proper art and wished something dangerously close to death on the purveyors of trashy chart music; and the scene where Zpok stamps on one of his acolytes' music collection screaming "It's got to be old! It can't be any good unless it's old!" is a brilliant takedown of the many, many people who've fallen into the trap of thinking that the stuff from the years they happened to fall in love with music is unimpeachable, and everything afterwards meaningless noise.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Index Purga

    Tomo de Judge Dredd de la Colección 200 AD, A Mandarine Graphic Novel. Según la descripción, incluye: · A Mega-City Primer (Meg 1.14) · Rock On, Tommy Who?! (Meg 1.16) · Chicken Run (Meg 1.17) · The Legend of Johnny Biker (Meg 1.19) · Ironfist (Meg 2.61) · Night Before Christmas (Meg 2.62) · The Great Arsoli (Meg 3.15) · Bimba (Meg 3.17)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Dony Grayman

    Edición inglesa. Colección 200 AD, A Mandarine Graphic Novel.

  5. 5 out of 5

    David

    These short Dredd strips are way waaaaaaaaaay over the top. I remembered some of the strips here from their original run in Rock Power magazine back in the early 90s ( the epilogue filled in the magazine title that my memory couldn't quite recall). Lots of rock and metal references for those of a certain age. These short Dredd strips are way waaaaaaaaaay over the top. I remembered some of the strips here from their original run in Rock Power magazine back in the early 90s ( the epilogue filled in the magazine title that my memory couldn't quite recall). Lots of rock and metal references for those of a certain age.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Israel Perez

    Para mi pésimo comic, es un comic con varias historias cortas con mucho gore y poco trama, hay varios tipos de expresar historias en cómics pero este no es mi tipo de cómics la ilustración es pésima, este encabezará en mi lista de las peores lecturas de este año.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Leila Anani

    All the stories in this anthology have the theme of heavy meal/pop music and it's a mixed bag, some works of satirical genius whilst other stories are just plain silly. The highlight for me has to be Muzak Killer a satire on the old 80's/90's Stock Aikin and Waterman pop - a thinly veiled Jason Donavan is murdered by a true music fan. All the references here are spot on - Genius! Other gems include: Too much monkey business - looking at manufactured pop groups like the Monkees and the Beatles. The All the stories in this anthology have the theme of heavy meal/pop music and it's a mixed bag, some works of satirical genius whilst other stories are just plain silly. The highlight for me has to be Muzak Killer a satire on the old 80's/90's Stock Aikin and Waterman pop - a thinly veiled Jason Donavan is murdered by a true music fan. All the references here are spot on - Genius! Other gems include: Too much monkey business - looking at manufactured pop groups like the Monkees and the Beatles. The ballad of Toad McFarlane is trippy fun and Iron Maiden fans are going to love Ironfist - perfectly set off by Simon Bisley's distinctive art. In terms of art I also have to mention John Hicklenton's freaky Kiss of Death which is worthy of something from Clive Barker. While this volume is far from Dredd at his finest hour, it is tremendous fun - Blood, Guts, buxom groupies exploding on pretty much every page. So turn your stereo to the max, sit back and enjoy. Being both a huge Judge Dredd and heavy metal fan I really enjoyed this one.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jennie Rigg

    This brought back loads of memories of what I consider classic era Dredd because it's the Dredd I read as a teenager. Wagner & Grant's writing is sublime, stuffed with little in-jokes almost every frame (Milton Subotsky made me LOL) for example, and the Simon Bisley episodes are... well. They're Simon Bisley. My favourite ever 2000ad artist. Tommy Who and Iron Fist are both gloriously Bisley. The only reason this doesn't get five stars is that about half the episodes are drawn by John Hicklenton, This brought back loads of memories of what I consider classic era Dredd because it's the Dredd I read as a teenager. Wagner & Grant's writing is sublime, stuffed with little in-jokes almost every frame (Milton Subotsky made me LOL) for example, and the Simon Bisley episodes are... well. They're Simon Bisley. My favourite ever 2000ad artist. Tommy Who and Iron Fist are both gloriously Bisley. The only reason this doesn't get five stars is that about half the episodes are drawn by John Hicklenton, and while his art isn't BAD per se - his page layouts are great, and his walk-on characters are lots of fun - I hate the way he draws Dredd. The helmet is all wrong. The badge is all wrong. And he makes him pot-bellied. Wrong wrong wrong. I'm sure he must have his fans among the 2000ad glitterati, but I'm definitely not one of them.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Flavio

    Talvez o mais fraco e dispensável de todos os volumes encadernados protagonizados por Dredd e disponíveis no Brasil. Uma seleção de histórias curtas, ora muito bem ilustradas por Simon Bisley, ora apenas com uma arte regular de outros artistas... As histórias em si pouco tem de destaque. Toda a sátira do universo ficcional, todo o possível drama... Tudo que torna Dredd interessante é ignorado em favor do pastiche, do escracho, do exagero. São as histórias que eu esperaria ler se conhecesse o person Talvez o mais fraco e dispensável de todos os volumes encadernados protagonizados por Dredd e disponíveis no Brasil. Uma seleção de histórias curtas, ora muito bem ilustradas por Simon Bisley, ora apenas com uma arte regular de outros artistas... As histórias em si pouco tem de destaque. Toda a sátira do universo ficcional, todo o possível drama... Tudo que torna Dredd interessante é ignorado em favor do pastiche, do escracho, do exagero. São as histórias que eu esperaria ler se conhecesse o personagem apenas por memes e citações negativas como “exemplo de fascismo”, mas não as histórias que eu gostaria de ler já tendo conferido o quão criativo os autores podem ser abordado esse futuro distópico de Mega-City Um

  10. 5 out of 5

    Nicolas

    Comme le dit la première histoire (une chanson façon comédie musicale des années 50), le Judge Dredd est un authentique héros de rock'n'roll. Enquêteur, juge et bourreau, il écume méga-city pour lutter contre le crime sous toutes ses formes. Et effectivement, le crime dans Mega-City prend des formes assez ... curieuses que je ne détaillerai pas ici (je vous en laisse le plaisir délicat - comme avec le grand Arsoli). Bon, l'humour n'est pas forcément fin, mais je trouve à cette société où le pouvoi Comme le dit la première histoire (une chanson façon comédie musicale des années 50), le Judge Dredd est un authentique héros de rock'n'roll. Enquêteur, juge et bourreau, il écume méga-city pour lutter contre le crime sous toutes ses formes. Et effectivement, le crime dans Mega-City prend des formes assez ... curieuses que je ne détaillerai pas ici (je vous en laisse le plaisir délicat - comme avec le grand Arsoli). Bon, l'humour n'est pas forcément fin, mais je trouve à cette société où le pouvoir policier devient clairement fasciste certains accents de vérité contemporaine qui font froid dans le dos, et ajoutent beaucoup d'intérêt à la lecture.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Martin Nisbet

    This anthology is loosely based around the theme of music. It starts with some particularly juvenile one offs which are only saved by Bisley's art. Following that is a number of strips which are more about the recurrence of the artist John Hicklenton than music. Rounding all this off is 6 progs worth of the Muzak killer, a tired entry from Garth Ennis' time of writing Dredd which aims for satire but falls rather short - a lot of the references used only work if you're old enough to remember the This anthology is loosely based around the theme of music. It starts with some particularly juvenile one offs which are only saved by Bisley's art. Following that is a number of strips which are more about the recurrence of the artist John Hicklenton than music. Rounding all this off is 6 progs worth of the Muzak killer, a tired entry from Garth Ennis' time of writing Dredd which aims for satire but falls rather short - a lot of the references used only work if you're old enough to remember the start of the 90s and lived in the UK; it's not a story that has aged well.

  12. 5 out of 5

    C

    Full bore insanity. Bodies twisted in expressionist masses of gore and flesh, like Ralph Steadman with more dirty jokes. Who and Motörhead lyrics. A prediction of the Fat Acceptance Movement and their 'fatwahs'. Pure raging British rock id. Full bore insanity. Bodies twisted in expressionist masses of gore and flesh, like Ralph Steadman with more dirty jokes. Who and Motörhead lyrics. A prediction of the Fat Acceptance Movement and their 'fatwahs'. Pure raging British rock id.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Mhorg

    As a Dredd fan since the late 70s, I can say honestly, these were the worst Dredd stories I've ever read. It's not easy saying this, but while I realize not every story can be great, these would have to climb up to be bad. Very disappointed. As a Dredd fan since the late 70s, I can say honestly, these were the worst Dredd stories I've ever read. It's not easy saying this, but while I realize not every story can be great, these would have to climb up to be bad. Very disappointed.

  14. 4 out of 5

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  15. 5 out of 5

    Johnny Andrews

    A really fun collection of Dredd and MC-1 stories made for some music magazine. The humour is spot on and the tales themselves are a lot of fun especially for music fans. I mean if you are looking for hard hitting or deep stuff look away these are more for laughs really and it works.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Timo

    It was a good idea by the people behind Rock Power to get Wagner and Grant to write Dredd and to get Bisley to do the art. Sadly, the stories were pointless but Bisley was very good. Which again proves my point. Not only good art make a good comic.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Becky

    In a strip like 2000AD which is already a bit over the top, one might question how much further they could dial it up. The answer is this volume. Bloody stupid, but great fun nonetheless.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Periklis

    This collection is a perfect display of, artist, John Hiccleton's(RIP) enormous talent. This collection is a perfect display of, artist, John Hiccleton's(RIP) enormous talent.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Fugo Feedback

    Historias cortísimas o chistes que se hacen un cachito largos. En resumen, un tomo con historias pavotas con excelentes dibujos de la bestia Bisley.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Iain Ross

  21. 5 out of 5

    John Somers

  22. 4 out of 5

    Arcobaleno Novellan

  23. 4 out of 5

    T.N. Allan

  24. 4 out of 5

    Nico

  25. 5 out of 5

    Thrown With Great Force

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ian Cook

  27. 5 out of 5

    Krakerinj

  28. 5 out of 5

    Marcin

  29. 5 out of 5

    Tropo Alegro

  30. 5 out of 5

    Peter Tikos

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