Well, the big announcement out of WonderCon (at least for me) was that Dynamite has picked up the rights to do a Judge Dredd ongoing and reprints of the classics.
So congratulations to Dynamite on...
Oh, geez, I'm sorry. That was an old item, from 2008!! Silly me!!
The Dynamite deal never went anywhere, was never even mentioned again for 4 years....4 looooong Dreddless years.
But of course, that is no reason to doubt this brand-spanking new announcement!!
Yup, just like Neville Chamberlain returning from Berlin waving his piece of paper, IDW insists that they have achieved Judge Dredd in our time.
Just like Dynamite's premature celebration 4 years ago, we have the promise of an all-new ongoing and reprints of the British stuff. Unlike Dynamite's announcement, IDW has even less specifics--no creators announced, no time frame, no real details at all (not that those details helped Dynamite at all in 2008...)
Hey, don't get me wrong. No one wants a Judge Dredd series over here more than I do. So I'm rooting for this to actually happen. And if IDW does succeed in actually getting the project launched, well, how far away can a Judge Dredd/Godzilla crossover be? And that, my friends, is a consummation devoutly to be wished!!
And it should be noted that the forthcoming Dredd movie may--may--provide enough incentive to get the project going in time to ride those coattails.
Still, given the recent track record, we probably want to avoid jubilation--at least until we actually get something more concrete. So let's meet back here in 2016 and see if anything's been published yet...