Review: 2000 AD – Prog 2029

My thoughts on Prog 2029 of 2000 AD

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

The Harvey story comes to an end, and there is some interesting points coming out of it. Obviously the robot issue isn’t closed yet, and I can see this coming to a future run – possibly during the next major crisis Mega City One has. The other point is the Chief Judge’s arguments with Dredd – it’s obvious that she still respects Dredd, but she is still going against his advice, and that may never do!
Defoe: Diehards by Pat Mills (w) Colin MacNeil (a) Ellie De Ville (l)

These reeks seem to be going for something a little different as we tour our way through the seedier arts of the city. You can see Defoe doesn’t agree with the journalist/spy he is with, but knows he has to put up with him anyway! The opinion of the poor is interesting, and you would think that whoever is controlling the reeks would be all for them, but it seems not…
Brink: Skeleton Life by Dan Abnett (w) INJ Culbard (a) Simon Bowland (l)

Bridget seems to be getting closer and closer to the problems in this build. Is she just obsessed with sect activity, or is she right? Could it be something more. The signs seems to be an issue, but they could be a red herring! We get to meet someone new here, the construction manager – he seems pretty professional and normal, but we know things can be deceiving! Then we have the architect!
Looks like next issue could be interesting!
Scarlet Traces: Cold War – Book 2 by Ian Edginton (w) D’Israeli (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)

Now we get the dog fights/trench run! After musing last week that this was like a sea battle, we now get a space battle against the death star martians! We get a little about what’s happening on the ground – those forces that are either on their side, or just innocent too – more trench run next week!
Cursed: The Fall of Deadworld by Kek-W (w) Dave Kendall (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)

 

We get a short flashback of Fairfax and Death’s time as Judges and we can see what sort of an influence Death was on him – the use of a memory skimmer is interesting. Meanwhile we get one of the classic Dark Judges with Fear being drafted in. The hint at what is behind his helmet was interesting, as was the answer to having a look!

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