Some thoughts on this weeks 2000 AD – Prog 2091 – featuring a new Judge Dredd story arc, a new Terror Tales and The Order, Grey Area and Damned!
In Prog 2091 this week:
JUDGE DREDD: A BETTER CLASS OF CRIMINAL by Rory McConville (w) Leonardo Manco (a) Chris Blythe (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
A new gang are causing trouble in Mega-City One, and it looks like Dredd is in place to stop them. Suped-up and robbing banks, they are fast and strong. I like the sector Judge being useless, and wonder if that will have any closure at the end! The gang intrigue me, and I’m looking forward to seeing Dredd investigate them more – he has a lead!
THE ORDER: THE NEW WORLD by Kek-W (w) John Burns (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Real history and this fictional history mix here, with the Wyrms causing trouble in American politics. There is a fair amount of action here, and it’s difficult to know who to trust!
TERROR TALES by Laura Bailey (w) David Hitchcock (a) Simon Bowland (l)
This was a really dark Terror Tale – with kids and possessed dummies. The build up is really clever, and although it looks a scamm, you just know it’s not. The twist was well done, and the final panel is really good!
GREY AREA: M.I.A. by Dan Abnett (w) Mark Harrison (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
We get the fallout from last Prog’s deaths, and things don’t look good for the Grey Area! Death and investigation, as well as the plans the government may have for the future, things look bleak!
DAMNED: THE FALL OF DEADWORLD by Kek-W (w) Dave Kendall (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
This Prog gave us some classic Judge Death – a really good tight prog, with Death fighting off an attacker, but is it enough. I like the commentary of Death too – something we don’t usually get!
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