It’s just a bit of slapstick. Or possibly a six page set up to a terribly bad pun.
Was this inspired by a contemporary outcry about circuses? Or is this just an underused colourful backdrop. Either way the garish nature of the setting certainly benefits the new colouring.
It’s not a riveting action spectacular but it does add another piece to the procedural background of Dredd.
It is odd seeing Dredd in colour but the biological nature of the story certainly comes alive with all the pink and red.
We have been waiting to PJ to return for some time and he does not disappoint. This is a very British use of black humour. The teenage narration, both in words and lettering style really sets the tone and you can see the homage to Sue Townsend’s Adrian Mole very clearly.
The fact the story is now in full colour also adds a youthful dimension to things. Whilst the departure of the grim black and white style with its oppressive blacks is very much missed the use of colour in this story does add to the tone of the piece.
Not only does PJ return but we see a well-chosen cameo by taxidermist Mr Sardini.