My thoughts on this weeks issue of 2000 AD
Judge Dredd: Harvey by John Wagner (w) John McCrea (a) Mike Spicer (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
‘Judge’ Harvey’s assessment continues, and it looks like he is going to pass with flying colours. Dredd seems to have some problems with the robot, but they seem to come from problems with robots in general. He can’t fault him on procedure and dealing with the citizens. When it comes to the decision there is a a bit of a shock, but then we get the next point – oooh, I can see it all going wrong, and Dredd saying ‘I told you so!’
Defoe: Diehards by Pat Mills (w) Colin MacNeil (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
Now we get some Defoe, and we also get a look at the postition he has to be in to protect the people from the Reeks. We’re still building up, and I’m not sure where it’s going. Defoe had the chance to lead the Reeks, and that is being held against him. It also looks like there are some ideas too. I wonder if the attack on the mother is going to be the cause of problems or a solution?
Brink: Skeleton Life by Dan Abnett (w) INJ Culbard (a) Simon Bowland (l)
Brigit gets an unlikely ally in her investigation – as well as access to what she wants. This should be a win-win, but I foresee problems coming for both her and the current chairwoman. The mystery of her missing father is interesting, but I wonder if there is more to it than that. I’m suspicious of everyone in this series!
Scarlet Traces: Cold War – Book 2 by Ian Edginton (w) D’Israeli (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Scarlet Traces takes a bit of a break and looks at the other side of the battle with the martians. Fresh off last issues revelations, we see that they are looking at their next step in ‘evolution’ and there seems to be some problems in the ranks of the martians. Meanwhile, the mass amarda from Earth has been spotted and in a very British way, declares war!! Lots of shooting next issue I think!
Cursed: The Fall of Deadworld by Kek-W (w) Dave Kendall (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
More discoveries and a link to the ‘Judge Child’ as told in the prophecy. We see what the dead fluids can do for those who are chosen, and we also see the state of those who are in rebellion against the Judges. This series is getting grimmer and grimmer!