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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Devlin Waugh

Anthony Simons rated it liked it Jan 06, I have to say that British AD does not follow superhero trend and they wauugh good stuff that is weird or Ok stuff that is weird I will say, though, that I think a lot of what makes “Swimming in Blood” waughh is Sean Phillips’ artwork. Clenching a cigarette holder between perfect teeth, he purrs “You can rest easy, gentlemen. Aug 10, Joni rated it liked it.

Smith was amongst ddevlin strongest of the AD writers who handled the prose stories, although I’m not sure that’s necessarily on display in the two stories that end this collection; both of these seem written in a particular style that’s more traditional than the one he used when handled “Indigo Prime” or “Tyranny Rex” prose stories elsewhere in AD history, but I wzugh if that’s an attempt to stay within the tradition of Devlin’s literary ancestors bloood than anything else.

Waugh is brilliantly realised and very witty. Refer to eBay Return policy for more details. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. In the the date of his introduction annual poll of AD readers’ opinions, Waugh became the first and last character ever to knock Judge Dredd off the top spot as Favourite Strip.


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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Start reading Devlin Waugh: It is set in same universe but on the other continent. Wayne Smallman rated it really liked it Sep 17, Coming right out with it. He becomes a vampire because that’s the final twist in his high concept, not because it’s Smith showing the consequences of his horror story adventure.

I don’t really find that Smith sacrifices dramatic tension for punch lines–part of what’s so much fun about Devlin as a character is that he not only refuses to take anything seriously, but delights in annoying anyone around him who does take things seriously. When the chaplain tried this on Devlin, he caved the man’s skull in with the Pyramid. Company policy at the time was that any work paid for had to be published, so Bishop wrote a new script as “Johnny Mondo” for those nine pages–four of which were essentially duplicates of others–and published it as a Judge Karyn story called “Visions” in Megazine 3.

Views Read Edit View history. This is, of course, not a trick that can be sustained for a long time; once Devlin’s in his fourth or fifth series, the reader starts to realize that he’s probably going to end up okay. Then he cut Smith’s script for “Fetish” down to five episodes and turned it over to artist Siku, who’d drawn the Pan-African Judges strip, among other things.


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Add to watch list Remove from watch list. This item has an extended handling time and a delivery estimate greater than 26 business days. Friday, 12 June Devlin Waugh: I’m a lesbian and even I Learn more about Amazon Prime. Also I just remembered they’ve launched a Midnighter book, and I think he’s still gay in it, although they broke him and swimmimg husband Apollo up. Learn more – opens in new window or tab.

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Ultimately, I think Smith’s lack of focus – whether it’s maintaining his own, or bringing his stories into focus – is his selling point as well as his drawback. Back to home page Return to top. This item will be shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Trivia About Devlin Waugh: As a side note, in the shorter story “Bite Fight!