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Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth

(Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection #8)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  256 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
The first, fantastic Dredd saga is now available in an awesome paperback When plague devastates Mega-City Two, Judge Dredd volunteers to deliver the vaccine that will save its last remaining inhabitants. But first, he and his crew have to travel 1,000 miles across the Cursed Earth, the savage radioactive wasteland which separates the cities. With cannibals, dinosaurs, muta ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 28th 2004 by Titan Books (UK) (first published May 24th 1994)
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Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Great blast from the past!

Oh man, this early Dredd collection was tons of fun. I used to read lots of 2000A.D. comics in the eighties, so I was happy when IDW recently rebooted Dredd. However, the new stuff can't hold up to the insanity of the original. This collection contains one the best story arcs featuring wild situations, frantic action, kooky characters and great chaotic art that gives everything a punk sensibility. They really don't make them like this anymore.
Dean Simons
The Cursed Earth is an amazing invention in the formative years of the Judge Dredd strip, before the hardness of the eponymous character was laid down. It is full of strangeness and promise, something brought on in spades in the first/second mega epic in series canon.

Without the character being pinned down, Dredd feels like a generic stoic hero character in this storyline. More exasperating is the excessive tweeness of certain moments that ruin any sense of suspense.

For me, what makes the Curs
Leila Anani
Mega City 2 are suffering from the plague 2T(fru)T and mega city 1 have made an antidote but can't cross the cursed Earth no-mans land to get it there. Judge Dredd is their only hope. Teamed up with 2 other judges and punk criminal Spikes Rotten he must drive across the post apocalyptic desert to administer the much needed antidote and save the population. The cursed earth throws everything in his path: red-necks, mutants, dinosaurs, robot vampires and even aliens!

This one is very episodic - the
Gonzalo Oyanedel
Feb 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
La urgencia de entregar una vacuna en Mega City 2 obliga a que Dredd y un reducido respaldo inicien una travesía por Las Tierras Malditas, en un viaje no exento de peligros. Historia en plan road movie que brinda un nuevo relieve al personaje, mostrando su lado más humano frente al cruel semblante ofrecido por los exiliados en esta tierra. Grata lectura (que pudo ser mejor de haber ofrecido un solo dibujante para todos los episodios).
Robert Morganbesser
Feb 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This, kind of a Wagner take on Damnation Alley is the single best 'Prog' in Dredd history. When Mega City 2 is hit by a deadly virus, Dredd and a criminal must cross the radiation wastes of the US to bring them the anti-serum. Brilliant in every way. This is the one Dredd story every fan should read.
Dec 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An engaging series of short stories that cover Judge Dredd's trek across the cursed earth to get a vaccine from Mega City One to Mega City Two. This is a very early attempt at long form story telling by the folds at 2000AD and it has it's issues with cohesiveness, but if you enjoy each story individually, it's entertaining.
Johnny Andrews
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thought this was a fun read from the Dredd world. Mega City 2 is plagued and only Dredd with a handful of Judges and one criminal even Dredd admits is the best rider out there have to travel through cursed earth from mega city 1 to mega city 2 to deliver the much needed antidote.
Of course on the way and in each comic that is compiled here a varied array of antagonists want to cause trouble.
Adrian Bloxham
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My second Favourite Judge Dredd collection after the Apocalypse War
Christopher Dodds
It was an okay Judge Dredd comic but the written dialogue let it down some, and I'm not really a fan of black and white either in comics
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Pat Mills, born in 1949 and nicknamed 'the godfather of British comics', is a comics writer and editor who, along with John Wagner, revitalised British boys comics in the 1970s, and has remained a leading light in British comics ever since.

His comics are notable for their violence and anti-authoritarianism. He is best known for creating 2000 AD and playing a major part in the development of Judge

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