Some thoughts on this week’s 2000 AD – Prog 2087
Prog 2087 is out now, with Judge Dredd, Skip Tracer, Durham Red, The Fall Of Deadworld & The Order
JUDGE DREDD: INTEGRATION by Rory McConville (w) Dave Taylor (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
I’m beginning to think that Rory doesn’t like some types of technology – first ‘death watches’ now this. This wasn’t as funny as the previous one, but there were some interesting tropes. This wasn’t a full on panic yet, but there were some good points. Dredd’s reaction was good and I like the fact that they never even considered how to take the cubes off as people wouldn’t want to!
SKIP TRACER: HEAVY IS THE HEAD by James Peaty (w) Paul Marshall (a) Dylan Teague (c) Simon Bowland (l)
Things are ramping up for Skip, and just as the threat level does, so does his powers. That’s not to say it’s all easy street for him. For one, he is out on the streets! We do get some reasons though, as well as a look towards what’s going on in the Cube and why!
THE ORDER: THE NEW WORLD by Kek-W (w) John Burns (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
The return of The Order starts with an execution – it was a fun beginning and it seems like the Wyrm are still a problem, but now there are factions wanting access to their homeland. We get some faces from the past, but no real explanation (yet), so we will see how this progresses!
THE FALL OF DEADWORLD by Kek-W (w) Dave Kendall (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
Deadworld gives us a look at the situation on the ground with Dredd like Judge looking to take charge. Some interesting parallels and a new addition to the mix!
DURHAM RED: BORN BAD by Alec Worley (w) Lee Carter (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
Things are escalating, but it still seems that the mother is wanted alive, so she’s got that going for her. Red is not fussed at first, but then her pride gets in the way, so it’s interesting to see where that leads her. The old woman seems pretty capable though, so I’m sure she’ll be OK.