My brother got me Judge Dredd: the Complete Brian Bolland years ago as a gift. I loved the movie with Karl Urban and was really excited to get this, having never read any Judge Dredd comics before. I don't know why, but I put off reading it for years, finally deciding to read it as what will probably be my last book of 2018.
Judge Dredd was created as a character for 2000 AD. I don't think he was expected to be as popular as he became; he ended up becoming the cover character for the comic. Brian Bolland did the art for a lot of the stories (and some of the covers, too). What I didn't realize until I started reading this collection was that Bolland didn't always illustrate entire storylines: some multi-part stories had different illustrators, so this collection doesn't contain the entire plot. Which was a real shame because a lot of the stories were super fun and interesting.
Other than that, this collection is a lot of fun. Bolland's art is fantastic, and the crazy world of Mega-City One is a lot of fun to read about. After reading through this collection, I think I'm definitely going to need to rewatch the movie soon! ;)
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.