My thoughts on Prog 2028 of 2000 AD
Judge Dredd: Harvey by John Wagner (w) John McCrea (a) Mike Spicer (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Part five of the Harvey story has brought us to the point that Dredd was worried about. The robotic Judges are now on the streets! Although the Judges seem to be doing well, Dredd still has his problems with them. Some on the streets seem to as well, but mostly the citizens seem OK with them. They even have their own rookies with them. Things look like they may be going downhill though as there seems to be a problem with one of them!
Defoe: Diehards by Pat Mills (w) Colin MacNeil (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
We get a bit of background in this issue, with Defoe and his new ‘partner’ having a conversation about what is happening with the higher-ups. It’s pretty crude, but well told in an old fashioned way. To be honest it’s a bit of a one-way conversation, as Defoe isn’t one for chit-chat! The mother turning was an interesting point, and it seemed to linger on the boy for a while, so I wonder even more if he is going to be more of an issue in the future!
Brink: Skeleton Life by Dan Abnett (w) INJ Culbard (a) Simon Bowland (l)
Bridget and her boss (THE Boss) continue their tour, and they meet the head architect who seems to be having problems of his own. Snappish and seemingly having some problems with the ‘symmetry’ of the build. He seems like he’s been either effected by something, or he’s the one causing the effect. Then we have the marks on the walls – easily dismissed, but we see what they are and Bridget’s reaction….
Scarlet Traces: Cold War – Book 2 by Ian Edginton (w) D’Israeli (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
The battle starts here, with the gigantic space battle being very interesting – looking more like a sea battle rather than the dogfights we see in something like Star Wars, but maybe that is a simpton of the times it is set in!
On the ground there is a battle too – and this one is quite aggressive, and pretty ickey too!
Cursed: The Fall of Deadworld by Kek-W (w) Dave Kendall (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
The rebellion think they can use the Judge and the Bike against the Dark Judges, but it looks to me that they are doing more harm than good. Taking apart the Bike and feeding Fairfax drugs may cause a lot of problems in the future – and the final page shows just that!