What is WRONG with you people?! For years, I've been trying to get you graphic novels readers to try collections of Judge Dredd strips (and others taken from Judge Dredd's parent anthology comic: 2000 A.D.), but it's been like convincing a Paul McCartney fan who's never heard the Beatles to give the Fab Four a listen, and always coming up against a brick wall. Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Grant Morrison, Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon, Mark Millar, and a host of now-famous artists and writers honed their various crafts working on Judge Dredd and other 2000 A.D. characters.
Its time to forgive and forget the Stallone movie, folks! Besides, Judge Dredd graphic novels are closer in spirit and tone to RoboCop and Futurama than the film that actually bears the character's name.
So now you have no excuse: The current batch of collections are affordable and beautiful. The classic strips have never looked better, and they're printed in chronological order from Day One (but I'd start with Volume 3).
As Mega City One's toughest lawman would say, "Ignorance of the law is NO excuse, creep!"
Literaries Who Lunch presents Tana French reading from and signing The Likeness
08/06/2008 12:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Detective Cassie Maddox, who first appeared in French's book In the Woods, returns when a woman bearing a striking resemblance and her old undercover name is found dead. Cassie's old boss creates an extreme undercover opportunity and soon she finds herself immersed in this mysterious woman's old life, with no leads, no suspects and no clue as to the dead girl's real identity. The Likeness is an exciting read with many twists and turns all leading up to an explosive conclusion. This event is free and open to the public.
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