Friday, March 06, 2015

Booknote: Judge Dredd: Anderson, Psi Division

Carl Critchlow and Matthew Smith, Judge Dredd: Anderson, Psi Division. San Diego, CA: IDW, 2015. ISBN: 9781631402210.

Genre: graphic novels and comics
Subgenre: science fiction, apocalyptic, dystopian
Format read: e-book/e-galley
Source: Netgalley

Psychic Judge Anderson gets a case that has corruption all the way to the Justice Department. In Mega City One, someone is unleashing psychic bombs in the city. It all starts with a museum heist, where the robbers just take an old map. This leads Anderson to Texas City (another jurisdiction), some Alabama swamps (a bayou area), and we go from there.

This comic was a quick read with a good blend of action and intrigue. It kept my attention to the end. It also displays very colorful art. Fans of Judge Dredd will likely appreciate this volume as well, and Dredd does make a brief appearance. The comic itself is not a big event, but it is an entertaining read.

The comic is a good choice for public libraries, especially if they have other Judge Dredd comics. Those who enjoyed the recent film Dredd, which features a neophyte Judge Anderson, might find this comic of interest and enjoyable. Do note the comic has no connection to the film.

In the end, it was good, so I am giving it 3 out of 5 stars. I did like it, but I don't think it is a big deal, so to speak. I will add if there are more to the series down the road, I am willing to read them as well.

Disclosure: I read this title as provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. There, we have appeased The Man again.

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