DC Solicitation: Get ready, comrades - Sov-Block Two's most psychotic Judge is on the loose and coming for you!
Written by Mark Millar (SUPERMAN: RED SON), with art by Steve Yeowell (THE INVISIBLES) & Nigel Dobbyn, this irreverent look at Judge Dredd's world will melt your mind!
Formerly a violent thug, Judge Razors - now a violent thug with authority - is part of an experiment designed to transform Sov-Block Two's most savage criminals into the most brutal Judges the city has ever known. Accompanied by Ed the talking horse, Razors is on a mission to investigate the theft of the Holy Corpse of Elvis, as well as the city's plague of superannuated terrorists!
On sale Oct 20  (delayed to Nov 3) o 7.375" x 10.1875" o 144 pg. FC, $12.95 US Mature Readers
This volume reprints:
Red Razors, 8 episodes, Judge Dredd Megazine vol.1 #8-15 (Apr. to Dec. 1991). Story by Mark Millar, art by Steve Yeowell.
The Hunt for Red Razors, 10 episodes, progs 908-917 (Oct. to Dec. 1994). Story by Mark Millar, art by Nigel Dobbyn.
Rites of Passage, prog 971. (Dec. 1995). Story by Millar, art by Dobbyn & Dondie Cox.
Commentary: It only lacks two short filler episodes produced for a Dredd special and a yearbook, but otherwise the complete adventures of Red Razors are collected in this really nice edition.
Millar's work for 2000 AD and the Megazine was controversial, to say the least. Many readers agree that Millar didn't understand the sort of incredibly human characters that 2000 AD specialized in, whether heroic or villainous. That Red Razors is a violent anti-hero in the best 2000 AD tradition is undeniable, but it's only in the first story that his outlook is tempered with wit and subtlety. Easily one of Millar's very best stories for any publisher, this adventure is an unpredictable little bloodbath with a sardonic, cruel feel, tempered by its bizarre pop culture fetish. While the other stories are lacking, and bluntly unnecessary, they do contain some wonderful artwork by the underrated Nigel Dobbyn, who brings a sense of dimension perhaps lacking in Yeowell's angular vision of East-Meg Two.
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