author: John Wagner
Still a big batch of classic Dredd, this collection suffers in comparison to the concentrated thrill power of the previous edition.
Lacking an epic tale, where the second edition had two of the greats, this collection feels bitty and a little disjointed. Having said that, the inventive future city stories are still in evidence and lots of interesting and important background is developed.
The stand out tale is the introduction of Judge Death (and Judge Anderson) as the cross dimensional wraith comes to Mega City 1 to pass judgement on the city- by killing as many of its citizens as possible.
The classic artists are still in evidence, but the double page spreads which were so common in the previous collection have gone- Dredd must have been relegated from starting on the centre spread.
Only a disappointment after the highs of the previous edition, this is still a good selection of classic Dredd.