The psychopathic mass murderer PJ Maybe is one of the Mega-City’s most infamous villains, and also one of its smartest - a criminal genius since the age of twelve, he’s been responsible for countless deaths in his pursuit of power and influence. Constantly one step ahead of the Judges, will Dredd ever manage to track him down…?...
|Title||:||The Life and Crimes of P.J. Maybe|
|Number of Pages||:||248 Pages|
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The Life and Crimes of P.J. Maybe Reviews
Philip Janet Maybe is the sort of villain that, let's face it, could only exist in Judge Dredd: a character roughly as old as 2000AD itself, growing up in real time along with the readers, from small but lethal child to thoroughly psychopathic middle-aged man. The stories in the middle of the volume do sag a little, but the overall concept of a serial killer who's usually "hiding in plain sight", always exactly one step ahead of Dredd, is a strong one and generally carries things even when the plots err on the side of preposterous and/or twee.The volume does end quite strongly with P.J. managing to become Mayor of Mega-City One, though of course that's nowhere near the end of this saga, which remains ongoing in the pages of the Galaxy's Greatest comic. It'll be a sad day when Maybe is finally brought to lasting justice, but I do hope that Dredd gets his man in the end: it's been a long time coming!
P.J Maybe is one of my favourite characters from the Dredd universe and this volume is essential, charting his career from his first murder as a school-boy to his mayorhood.P.J is a curious mix of the Joker, Hannibal Lecter with a dose of Adrian Mole - Yes he's a mass murderer but because we see things from his POV, we have a certain sympathy and fascination with him as he runs rings around the Judges. There's a curious innocence about him which comes across with the abysmal spelling and grammar of his confessions. I also love how unrepentant he is - he has no qualms about confessing everything each time he is caught.There really aren't any weak stories in this one - the art's consistently top notch including some of my favourite artists: Henry Flint & Carlos Ezquerra. John Wagner is also at his satirical best, giving some wonderfully witty scripts. This one's an absolute delight from start to finish. Great fun.
I felt this was a brilliant read, with a good mix of artwork and dialog.All I wanted was his history and that's what I got, plus an extra benefit by having a story connected to the famous story Necropolies, one which I truly enjoyed.