My thoughts on this weeks 2000 AD – Prog 2024
Judge Dredd: Harvey by John Wagner (w) John McCrea (a) Mike Spicer (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Harvey kicks off here with some new Judges on the streets to take the weight off of the other Judges. There are some issues with these new Judges, and although Dredd does have misgivings, he agrees with the principal. The robot Judges do seem to get the job done, but now they’ve got to be Dredd tested!
Brink: Skeleton Life by Dan Abnett (w) INJ Culbard (a) Simon Bowland (l)
The investigation starts here into the strange deaths and goings on in the new construction on Brink. This prog also acts as a nice re-introduction to new and returning readers. Giving us some hints towards what is to come as well as what went before. This was really well done, and I enjoyed the setting and the artwork too!
Future Shocks: Family Time by Rory McConville (w) Nick Dyer (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
A fun future shocks with a perfect ending. I like the set up – taking the mickey slightly out of modern celebrity, as well as some core sci-fi. The investigation works well with the two trying hard to discover how the duo were getting these kids from time. I liked the set up, as well as the little bit of misdirection.
Scarlet Traces: Cold War – Book 2 by Ian Edginton (w) D’Israeli (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
The plan to defeat the martians starts here. After last issues bombshell we get an idea on the who, and that in itself causes some problems as finding the who is a problem. As it is, this was an interesting part, which seems to make some nice building into the story. First they are going to have to get to the ‘who’ and then there is the how to follow. I liked that this issue also gives you a further look into the worlds and places…
Cursed: The Fall of Deadworld by Kek-W (w) Dave Kendall (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
With the mutant ‘gators attacking we get a look at the difference between how the Judges we know in Mega City One and Deadworld are trained. It’s a clever idea at a flashback, as well as how the Judges deal with it all! This all links into the ‘fall’ as we know it, and to a very familiar name – and part of a face! We also get some good bonding too!