My thoughts on this weeks 2000 AD
Judge Dredd: The Grundy Bunch by Arthur Wyatt (w) Tom Foster (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Up here is a one-shot story for Dredd, with religious zeal, misinterpreted law and hostages. For once, Dredd is the more mellow one here, looking at the long game and how things could all pan out. I can’t believe that this whole story was to set up the pun at the end of it all though! (It did make me smile though!)
Sinister Dexter: Better The Devil by Dan Abnett (w) Steve Yeowell (a) John Charles (c) Simon Bowland (l)
The final (?) Sinister Dexter in this run, actually doesn’t have too much action, that is all implied to have happened before, but it’s interesting to see the Gun-Sharks get shocked for once. lthough they are quite impressed in a professional way! Sinister Dexter will return!
Kingmaker by Ian Edginton (w) Leigh Gallagher (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
This ends book one of this tale and it gives us a twist that I don’t think anyone was expecting. There’s a lot of action going on here, and the reveal at the end of the story really does ramp in up for next issue. No news on the wings though – I hope they don’t get forgotten!
The Order: Wyrm War by Kek-W (w) John Burns (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
The final part of this story too, and it looks like everything is all wrapped up, then there is the twist at the end that could lead to stories in the future. Time reset and things are different….
Kingdom: As It Is In Heaven by Dan Abnett (w) Richard Elson (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
Finishing off Gene’s story in space with the humans and this is a satisfactory finish, leading us to where we want to be. Gene is pretty brutal here, but I think that this has been coming for a long while. I always look forward to new Kingdom stories!