Synopsis: Dredd is asked by Sinfield to investigate his attempted assassination - although he refuses to drop his complaint against the Chief Judge. He gets Beeny seconded to his investigation and visits Francisco. He tries to convince Francisco that he should consider retaking his former position, but while he's under the influence of SLD88 - that's impossible. Dredd orders Sinfield to be moved, but as he is, a hovership captured by a group of mutants crashes into the hospital...
Sue Doyle: Someone trying to kill you? Who you going to call? Judge Dredd of course, doing what he does best. Oh yes - I am enjoying this story, intrigue, plot twists, big bangs and JD taking them down a peg or two all crammed into six pages of excellent crisp artwork. Excellent stuff.
John Amans: No matter what else happens you can always depend on Dredd. The general Tour of Duty story arc has been good with the Cursed Earth stuff being really well done, but this part “the Talented Mayor Ambrose” just cranks up the quality even more.
We have further story development, intrigue, Judge Politics and a dash of violent terrorism to boot. At least John Wagner doesn’t treat the reader like an idiot and goes for the easy option. PJ Maybe could have bumped the crooked chief Judge off really easy, Dredd returns like some conquering hero, takes over sorts all of the mess out and everybody is happy! Not in this comic, nothing so cheap and tacky.
Colin MacNeil’s art is as excellent as ever and suits the story perfectly. This series still has a lot to run and I’m sure it will continue to improve and impress in equal measure.