Review: 2000 AD – Prog 2023

Judge Dredd, Brink, Future Shocks, Scarlet Traces & The Fall Of Deadworld

My thoughts on this weeks Prog of 2000 AD

A perfect cover for a jumping on issue of 2000 AD

 

Judge Dredd: Get Jerry Sing by John Wagner (w) Carlos Ezquerra (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
A one-shot story which shows the ‘crazy’ mind-set of the citizens of Mega-City One. Dredd really features as a cameo, he does his best, but even he can do only so much! The mob mentality of Mega-City One is in full force here, and I like the nice twist at the end of the tale! A ‘normal’ type read to get new readers into Dredd slowly?
Brink: Skeleton Life by Dan Abnett 9w) INJ Culbard (a) Simon Bowland (l)
Brink returns and it looks like they are trying to fix some of the cause of the last arc’s madness. This time though, it looks like there is a new type of madness. And it looks to be costing a major corporation time and money – that should mean that it gets dealt with quicker!
Future Shocks: The Best Brain In The Galaxy by Andrew Williamson (w) Tilen Javornik (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
I don’t know why I didn’t see the twist at the end of the tale quicker! This was a good read, and perhaps I was thinking something else was going to happen. Future Shocks are a staple of 2000 AD and I always enjoy seeing them back.
This issue features the race to be the savior of the human race!
Scarlet Traces: Cold War – Book 2 by Ian Edginton (w)  D’Israeli (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Books 2 of Scarlet Traces features the League Of Nations discussing what we already knew from the previous book – the Martians know a way to defeat us and they don’t even need to come to Earth. It will be interesting to see how the League reacts to this issue, and how it may mirror real world events from the time! There’s a lot of information in this issue, but the biggest shock comes from the final page in one sentence!
Cursed: The Fall of Deadworld by Kek-W (w) Dave Kendall (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Things don’t start well in The Fall of Deadworld – it looks as though there is a plan in mind, and an end point – but will they get there? Things are rapidly going downhill with attacks from all sides. The art style matches the bleak tone of the story and I look forward to more of this messed up road trip around Deadworld!

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