Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Judge Dredd & Batman (maybe they can save the world if they can just stop fighting blah blah blah))


All I've ever really known about Judge Dredd is that it was made into a Sylvester Stallone movie and that was always enough. Even though I was given this Dredd/Batman volume and even though it was skinny, I wasn't sure I was going to bother reading it. How good, after all, could it possibly be?

As it ends up, although the story is only so-so, the art by Simon Bisley is so enrapturing that the entire book is well worth your while. I wouldn't mind being given further Bats/Dredd volumes in the future.

Picture one, in which the bad guy kills in his distinctive and striking and visceral fashion:

Batman / Judge Dredd

Picture two, in which you get a sense of the mythological way the Batman is presented in this volume. He has a truly history stature, standing a good eighteen inches taller than normal people.

Batman / Judge Dredd

Picture three in which you see this book's striking rendition of the Batmobile. But even the copcars and taxis are hella cool.

Batman / Judge Dredd

1 comment:

B.G. Christensen said...

Pretty pictures. All I've ever really known about Judge Dredd is that he had some crossovers with Batman in the late eighties and/or early nineties, which I never read.