In a lot of ways, this is an interesting cross-section of Judge Dredd as a whole. It has some really experimental stories, an epic ("Book of the Dead", which isn't great in my opinion), and a number of "traditional" shorter stories. The art ranges from dark and murky to crisp and beautiful to downright odd. Something for everyone, but also you're bound to find something you don't like.
Cam Kennedy is a great artist, and his Kenny Who? stories are both harsh criticisms of the comic book industry, a searing self-critique of comic book artists, and just damn funny all around. Highly recommended.
This is where it all starts! These first stories can be a bit rough compared to some of the epics that come later, but it's worth it to see how it all starts and watch how the character evolves in a relatively short time.
Definitely one of the stranger collections. It has the short but searing critique "Twilight's Last Gleaming" about the relationship of the Judges and democracy, but also some bizarre runs like Raptaur which is visually wonderful but very different from the typical run. Bit of a mixed bag, but still a solid collection.
This is around the time that Judge Dredd got more experimental. From a few satirical jabs at other comic book companies to the great "The Confessions of P.J. Maybe" to the heartbreaking "Cardboard City," it's definitely more than your typical spug around the Big Meg!
A nice look into the aftermath of Necropolis. One of the things I love about Judge Dredd is that the big epics have consequences, and it's nice to see how the world changes as a result. I have... complicated feelings about how Ireland is presented here, but it's in the same satirical zone as how the US and UK are shown.
This is a collection of rare and obscure comics for Judge Dredd. In general, they're a little less compelling than the Complete Case Files collections -- some of these were probably forgotten for a reason -- but a nice collection for the true Judge Dredd fan.