Review: 2000 AD – Prog 2025

My thoughts on this weeks 2000 AD

Judge Dredd: Harvey by John Wagner (w) John McCrea (a) Mike Spicer (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)

Dredd continues his assessment on the robot Judge Harvey and it looks like he is passing with flying colours using both the stick and carrot when dealing with the citizens. Not only is he using his tech to discover other crimes – smell and x-ray vision for example – but he is also using more human skills to get information and stay on the good side of the Mega City One citizens.
Dredd still has his reservations – mainly due to Harvey being a robot – but even he is impressed and even admits that Harvey would have got a pass from him already. There’s more testing to be done though!

Brink: Skeleton Life by Dan Abnett (w) INJ Culbard (a) Simon Bowland (l)

The investigation of the deaths really kicks in here, and we get an idea of what might be freaking people out. It’s an interesting point – people who have lived in cramped conditions, on top of each other, are now working and living in a place with space – space for living in, furniture and more! Obviously there is more to that, with voices and people – added to that there seems to be some drug abuse too! It all makes and interesting item and we are just scratching the surface!

Future Shocks: The Dream Factory by Rory McConville (w) Steve Yeowell (a) Ellie De Ville (l)

A good future shocks, earth bound, but something we can relate to (kind of) with some nice scenes and a good build up. I really did wonder where it was going to go. There was a couple of twists and turns going on, but the build up was well done. It wasn’t a final panel twist, but a good one!

Scarlet Traces: Cold War – Book 2 by Ian Edginton (w) D’Israeli (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)

The fightback against the martians starts here! With the people of Earth staging a big, public fightback with the BBC reporting on it all. I like some of the language used, as it reminds me of the musical version of War of the Worlds. It looks like we’re going to have a big battle scene soon, and I don’t think it’s going to go well for us! Meanwhile the other, unkown part is happening, with some undercover work – also a nice reminder about germs!

Cursed: The Fall of Deadworld by Kek-W (w) Dave Kendall (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)

Just when things were looking up, they get hit right down again. Next issue looks to be interesting. Meanwhile our two are travelling across the land to where the Chief Judge has some supplies. We get mutants and some interesting parts, but really this was a build to next issue!
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