In a first for 2000 AD, the comic book sequel tie-in to the cult hit and DVD/Blu-Ray smash DREDD is now available to order as a one-shot US-format 32-page comic through Diamond Distribution.
Aside from being the only official comic book tie-in to the DREDD movie, starring Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby, this is also the first ever US-format comic book direct from 2000 AD.
Underbelly is an experimental foray for the legendary British comics publisher in US-format comics specifically for the North American market.
Brought to you by Seattle-based writer Arthur Wyatt and fan favourite artist Henry Flint, DREDD: Underbelly picks up a year after the movie with Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson investigating a gruesome mass grave – could this be linked to a new drug that has flooded into the blocks of Mega-City One after the fall of the Ma-Ma clan?
DREDD: Underbelly is out in January with an order cut-off date of 10th December 2013. It will also be available day-and-date digitally from the 2000 AD webshop, as well as on Kindle Fire, Nook, and the 2000 AD iPad app.
Most of you will have read this already but for those who just pick up the progs not the megs this is a very cool chance to get the whole thing collected. Hoping to post up a review in the next few days.
Oh, and thanks to Matt McDonagh who also gave us a heads up about this one via the website contact form. Much appreciated!
What’s that got to do with 2000AD? Sod all. But as I’m sure the internet is already full of complaints about her casting I thought it’d be nice to post up at least one positive reaction.
So… COOL! Ex Miss Israel. ex Israel Defence Forces and Gisele Harabo from the last two Fast and Furious films. Thought she was really good in those and brought more to it than just the eye candy so looking forward to seeing what she does with the character. Also looking forward for something to balance out all the shirtless Henry Cavill shots they will put in the film which they WILL do unless they want my wife to hunt them down with a crossbow. She was very taken. Also as a superhero nerd… Superman, Batman AND Wonder Woman in the same film? FUCKING AWESOME!
That’s it… here’s a few pics for the sake of it. Normal 2000AD stuff will resume in 10…9….
and in the interests of posting parity (wouldnt wanna make anyone cry or go into an angry tweeting frenzy)
whats the odds this is the pic facebook auto pics for the notification?
For no other reason than Flint just posted this Robin Smith cover on Facebook and it’s AWESOME. Earmarked for my next retro review
(thanks to Gary O’Donnell for pointing out I’d auto typed Ron Smith before correcting)
Review by Eamonn Clarke as originally posted on the Thank You For Your Attention website
This is the last in the regular series of Big Finish audio dramas about Judge Dredd. Solo
by Jonathan Clements, directed by John Ainsworth.
Dredd is investigating a murder but the body was found on the line between space port immigration and Mega-City One and Dredd is forced to team up with a green skinned alien known as Blarg the Mighty (you can see where this is going already) to track down a shape-shifting alien assassin.
There are two distinctive features about this last story. Firstly it is packed with references to science fiction and comics. Blarg is clearly Tharg himself, with all the usual catch phrases and irritating smugness, but there are also nods to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Robocop, the Stallone movie, and even the Clangers. Secondly all of the speaking parts are played by Toby Longworth in an impressive display of his vocal prowess.
So this is all terribly clever but the story is fairly predictable and the only highlights are some of Longworth’s voices incuding a rather impressive HAL 9000 on board an alien spaceship. It’s a bit like one of those one man bands where you admire the virtuosity but the music isn’t great.
It’s a shame that Big Finish weren’t able to maintain the standards of their earlier stories such as Death Trap
, Get Karter
and the first two Strontium Dog
releases. As they went along the adventures seem to have become a bit sillier, and although Longworth sounds great in the part Dredd himself seems less imposing than he is in the comics.
That’s not to say that this isn’t fun because it is and Longworth is good value for money. It’s just not a real Judge Dredd story. 3 out of 5 bike cannons. Next up will be four stories in the Crime Chronicles range which I think are more like audio-books then full cast dramas.
If you are interested in the rest of my 2000AD audio reviews you can find them all here
The guys at Rebellion have been good enough to send us a list of their current 2014 publishing schedule. Rather than just flood the site with these I thought I’d post up one a day, so first up….
Sure you all know already but 2000AD are doing daily deals on their digital graphic novels. Check out their website each day to see which one is on offer but for now, if you don’t already own it, go buy The Pit for the ridiculous sum of £1.99. Really deserves the hype this one gets. Highly recommended