First and foremost – let’s here it for that cover! When I first saw it I thought there was a mistake! Harking back to the early days of 2000AD complete with pencil marks! It makes me feel all nostalgic!
On to the inside!
We get the beginnings of a new Dredd story, with one of Dredd’s clones taking centre stage and still following up on the events of Chaos Day. A lot of the story is all told in flashback, but there’s some good action here and a good jumping on point for new or returning readers. The final panel gives us an idea on what to expect!
Tharg’s 3hrillers is what the cover refers to – with some classic old school story, mixed in with a modern 2000AD twist! I’m enjoying these stories and the bite-size of them over three issues fits nicely! The cross between the art of the ‘old’ and the ‘new’ is excellent!
We’re up to part seven of Dandridge in the Copper Conspiracy in no time at all! Moving quickly between the issues has stopped this series from dragging and it’s pretty fast paced! The reactions of Dandridge are excellent and I enjoy the ‘science’ behind it all! The only thing is that we must be close to the end, which is a shame!
After all the action, Stikleback gives us a more talkative issue, which is fine and needed in a series such as this. The exploration of this underworld and what’s going on is excellent, there is so much, and a feeling that there could be even more! The art continues to be excellent!
Zombo as we know him – other than the colour – is back, but while he’s trying to get up to speed, there’s a lot going on. This series is an excellent bookend to the comic, full of action, mad ideas and sci-fi! This could run and run!