Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 17
I was quite harsh on Garth Ennis’s writing when I reviewed the previous volume. In this, he seems to be grasping Dredd and his world rather more substantially. It’s worth noting here that I think that this is one of the great comic creations, a memorable central character in a complex world that offers immense possibilities for all kinds of action, adventure, comedy and satire. The series would be kind of unacceptable without that final element, without the sense that the government on show is not being offered as a wholly good thing, but in fact it’s the thrill power that stays with me.