Review: 2000 AD – Prog 2017

My thoughts on this weeks prog of 2000 AD

An excellent cover o Judge Dredd bursting through by Jake Lynch!

Judge Dredd: Deep In The Heart by Michael Carroll (w) Henry Flint (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)

Dredd’s plan seems to be all working out as we go from him identifying his perp and being attacked in short order. There is obviously something deeper going on here and I’m not sure what – it’s all connected to the rogue Judges though. I liked Dredd’s plan – it has a feel of Watchmen about it. And although it doesn’t go right, it isn’t Dredd’s fault. I don’t know what this perp can do, but wow!
Kingmaker by Ian Edginton (w) Leigh Gallagher (a) Ellie De Ville (l)

Kingmaker has some reveals, and the Orc makes a good point. It just goes to show that looks aren’t everything. There is still a lot to discover in this story, but we get a good idea of the hatred between the Orcs and the Dryads. The betrayal was well done and makes a sort of sense to the story. I have a feeling that an additional member will be joining the company soon!
Kingdom: As It Is In Heaven by Dan Abnett (w) Richard Elson (a) Ellie De Ville (l)

We get an idea on the problem with the uncontrolled zone, and why the humans may be reluctant to go down there. We also understand why it was so much of a risk. It may be a case of losing one member of the pack and gaining more – we shall see. The two scenes in this prog work really well. This is a nice diversion away from earth!
The Order:  Wyrm War by Kek-W (w) John Burns (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)

We get another point of view in The order – this time from Iztaccihuatl, Queen of Atlantis. it builds up well, giving us a new perspective as well as the fisrt attack of the Wyrm War. It looks like there is still some problems with the team – each pulling from different directions. It doesn’t help that history is broken. I liked the art style which managed to flit and change between scenes, while being the same!
Future Shocks: Donations Welcome! by Rory McConville(w) Steven Austin (a) Simon Bowland (l)

This felt like a classic future shock, with a far off battle and those who are suffering because of it. I must admit I didn’t see the twist of this one coming, but it all makes sense – especially on a second read.

 

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