C.T. Phipps

C.T. Phipps

C.T Phipps is a lifelong student of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. An avid tabletop gamer, he discovered this passion led him to write and turned him into a lifelong geek. He is a regular blogger on "The United Federation of Charles".

He's written Agent G, Cthulhu Armageddon, Lucifer's Star, and The Supervillainy Saga.

Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 02 (Judge Dredd) by Patt Mills, John Wagner 23, Jan


JUDGE DREDD: THE COMPLETE CASE FILES VOLUME 2 is where I think Judge Dredd officially "starts." The previous volume showed Judge Dredd not having found its identity while the subsequent one has: this is a Dredd that manages to be hilarious by being played perfectly straight against absurd but terrifyingly violent situations. There were some good stories in the first collection but this is just more consistently good overall.

Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for Ultrahuman Protection (Andrea Vernon #1) by Alexander C. Kane 22, Jan


ANDREA VERNON AND THE CORPORATION FOR ULTRAHUMAN PROTECTION is an absolutely hilarious book that I recommend not only buying it but definitely picking up all three volumes as well as the audiobook version. Andrea Vernon not only manages to satirize corporate culture, workplace drama, superheroes, and politics but does so in a way that you never feel like you're being talked at. It is such a delightfully silly and ridiculous world that you almost miss how smart a lot of the satire is. It reminds me of Pratchett and, more recently, J. Zachary Pike's Orconomics.

Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 01 (Judge Dredd #1) by Patt Mills, John Wagner 20, Jan


JUDGE DREDD CASE FILES VOLUME 1 is the first installment of the adventures of comic books ultimate lawman. The satirical British comic debuted in the late Seventies and has been continuing in real time ever since, making our resident antihero roughly eighty-four in 2022. The comic took a deadpan view of the militarization of the police, police brutality, the enshrinement of the law as infallible, and overly violent views of criminals to make a hilarious send up of changing trends. Almost fifty years later, the humor is somewhat spotty because quite a few people hold these views unironically.