Devlin Waugh is the Vatican’s best freelance, supernatural operative. When Devlin is called in to the high-tech underwater prison of Aquatraz to investigate an. Issues AD: Judge Dredd Mega-Special , AD: Judge Dredd Yearbook , Judge Dredd Megazine Vol 3 , Judge Dredd Megazine Vol 3. Issue Publication Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection Prog 9: Devlin Waugh: Swimming in Blood Publisher Hachette Partworks Cover Date 13 May Cover.

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Didn’t know half of it. Swimming in Blood Judge Dredd: Devlin Waugh is the Vatican’s best freelance, supernatural operative. That said, when Smith can rein in the temptation to have Devlin dive towards whatever camp bon mot is on offer, there’s a lot to like in this collection; for all the supernatural elements, Devlin makes sense as a Dredd character because of his humor, whether it’s the pun in his name or his job, which seems to fit into the Dredd formula of “Take something in today’s world but push it to an unexpected extreme.

He’s not much of a public figure; I’ve seen a couple of brief interviews with him, and that’s it. No additional import charges at delivery! wagh

Devlin Waugh, Swimming in Blood

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if Oscar Wilde and the cast of Brideshead Revisited were to be merged with DeathraceThe Evil Dead devvlin the Terminator, now’s your chance to find out The item you’ve selected was not added to your cart. Showing of 3 reviews. Stuart rated it liked it Jun 16, Come to think of it, both prose stories are basically about stalkers.

But maybe it’s the printers’ fault; Sean Philips’ work on “Swimming in Blood” also seems curiously darker and less clear drvlin I remember it. This article needs additional citations for verification. This page was last edited on 15 Septemberat Thanks for all the background on one of my fave Smith characters. Preview — Devlin Waugh by John Smith.


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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Eric Vincent rated it really liked it Dec 12, I get what you’re saying about his becoming a vampire at the end of “Swimming in Blood,” and that’s partially what I mean about the danger and sense that “anything can happen! Some of the stories have been collected into a number of trade paperbacks:. Both of the lengthy stories in this collection “Swimming In Blood” and “Fetish” fall apart at the end, as Smith seems to realize that he’s become far too enamored with setting the stage and creating atmospheric scenes of foreboding, at the cost of really coming up with a plot machine that can deliver anything remotely approaching a satisfying conclusion, and so the climaxes seem messy, rushed and, in “Fetish”‘s case, somewhat nonsensical.

Dredd Reckoning: Devlin Waugh: Swimming in Blood

Reading them back now, more than once I found myself reminded of Mark Millar – not the Millar of “Red Razors,” thankfully, but his more famous work, especially Marvel’s Civil War – with his habit of trans-Atlantic expeditionary dialogue and sacrificing dramatic tension for a punchline at the most inopportune of times.

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This item will ship to United Statesbut the seller has not specified shipping options. In which Dredd and the judges are trying to put down an illegal vampire-fight club and Waugh is one of the fighters. I like these stories, though; maybe more than the comic material in the collection, because they’re not fighting with unclear visuals for attention, and also because – being so short – they allow Smith to meander and not feel compelled to fit within some idea of Thrill-Powered Epic.


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Retrieved 15 March Refer to eBay Return policy for more details. Bloox to home page. Retrieved 28 April I just read the Chopper collection you reviewed a few months ago. But what did you make of them? However, the first full-length follow-up strip, an Africa-set Judge Dredd crossover titled “Fetish”, was plagued with problems so that the then-editor David Bishop took to referring to the “curse of Devlin Waugh”. This is where my memory may be completely betraying me, but Devliin seem to remember that the tradition of text stories in AD annuals and specials comes from a corporate policy from IPC that said annuals and specials had to have a particular number of pages devoted to non-comic strip material; there was also a restriction on the amount of all-new comic material allowed in each of these non-regular editions, which led to the earliest AD and later, Judge Dredd annuals having some really unusual reprint material, some of which hadn’t even appeared in AD to begin with.

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Devlin Waugh: Swimming in Blood by John Smith

Read more Read less. What was I thinking? Do you want to see Judge Dredd fight a shaman alongside a blood-drinking bodybuilder dandy? Wayne Smallman rated it really liked it Sep 17,

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