ZARJAZ 23

PrintE-mail Written by Tony Jones

COMIC BOOK REVIEW: ZARJAZ 23 / AUTHOR: VARIOUS / ARTIST: VARIOUS / PUBLISHER: THE QUAEQUAMBLOG / RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW

Zarjaz 23 is the latest release of the 2000AD fanzine edited by Dave Evans and Richard Clements. Although not for profit, there is no suggestion this is anything but a professional publication.

The latest Zarjaz totals 48 pages of black and white strips and it is interesting to note the content is dominated by tales of Mega-City One despite the vintage of Judge Dredd and its spin-offs.

The opening story gives readers the chance to enjoy Judge Andersen of Psi Division in an adventure that would be right at home in the pages of 2000AD, except perhaps some of the faces would benefit from better delineation. There is plenty of action and an authentic feel to the plot.

Judge Andersen is followed by a short story about cadet judges drawn in a very dark style, contrasting well with the opener. The quality continues with a more comic tale, The Ballad of Phat Toone; fun but maybe too much of a change of pace from the first two stories.

Next, back to Mega-City One for a showdown between Dredd and Hershey, no less. An interesting story, though the illustration could be more sophisticated. Grips are put to one side with the next story, Tales of Mega City One: Partners, which shows us the tension between being a judge and being human.

After a detour to the world of robots and warfare with lots of singing, the collection ends with a look at what Dredd does on a day off.

It may be fan-fiction, but for £3 this is worth a look.
 

SHARE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW OR ON TWITTER @STARBURST_MAG

Find your local STARBURST stockist HERE, or buy direct from us HERE. For our digital edition (available to read on your iOS, Android, Amazon, Windows 8, Samsung and/or Huawei device - all for just £1.99), visit MAGZTER DIGITAL NEWSSTAND.

CLICK TO BUY!

MORE FROM AROUND THE WEB:



Suggested Articles:
The US presidential elections always throw up candidates who say they will blow the lid off the UFO
As you may well guess, Spies takes us into the dark and violent world of secret agents. Three brief
A while back, a Japanese group of artists took a cult short film, Call Girl - directed by Jill Gevar
It’s hard to believe that four decades have passed since the rock supergroup KISS made kisstory by
scroll back to top

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Other articles in Comic Book Reviews

SAUCER STATE 25 May 2017

SPIES #1 19 May 2017

EL GIGANTE - THE COMIC 03 May 2017

KISS: THE ELDER VOL 1 – A WORLD WITHOUT SUN 22 April 2017

SLAUGHTERHOUSE FARM IV 19 April 2017

JUDGE DREDD: CAPE AND COWL CRIMES 11 April 2017

INVINCIBLE 10 April 2017

ANGEL CATBIRD VOLUME 1 07 April 2017

LEVELS #1 29 March 2017

MANDY THE MONSTER HUNTER: THE FACE IN THE CURTAIN 29 March 2017

- Entire Category -

Sign up today!
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner