Some thoughts on this weeks 2000 AD – Prog 2096 from Rebellion – including Judge Dredd, Survival Geeks, The Order and more!
JUDGE DREDD: THE BOOTH CONSPIRACY
by TC Eglington (w) Staz Johnson (a) Abigail Bulmer (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Dredd seems to be on reactive mode with the ‘Sons of Booth’, but that begins to change here. The Son’s plan seems to be moving fast, and the judges are playing catch up. They don’t seem to get a break. Dredd has a plan though, and it will be interesting to see it moving forward!
SURVIVAL GEEKS: SLACK N’ HASH
by Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby (w) Neil Googe (a) Gary Caldwell (c) Ellie De Ville (l)
After the last arcs comic-con theme, it looks like the survival geeks have joined slasher movies. There’s some interesting tropes being used here, I like the build up – especially that of the rules. The ‘birthday’ part was well done, also adding the clown trope. I like the lines at the end about the slashers never being dead. This looks to be an interesting arc, there’s so much to use!
THE ORDER: THE NEW WORLD
by Kek-W (w) John Burns (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
The Order are on the run. Being tracked into the Ghostlands and we discover some more about the team. There is an interesting betrayal too, with a first look at the big bad of the series. It was well done, with some clever flashes of what may have been. I enjoyed the art in this issue!
MECHASTOPHELES // TRUE FAITH
by Gordon Rennie, Lawrence Rennie (w) Karl Richardson (a) Simon Bowland (l)
The church has Mechastopheles, and the crew are not in a good condition. There seems to be three different threads going on now, and it will be interesting to see where it all goes. I like the art, it’s clean and crisp, but the shadows are really well done!
GREY AREA: OBJECTIVES
by Dan Abnett (w) Mark Harrison (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
The Grey Area ‘black ops’ team are finishing their mission. Things don’t look good, and the leadership aren’t up to much! The grey team only get to see the mop up, and are unaware of what is happening, I’m sure it will be a matter of time. Meanwhile the more radical leaders are moving things forward!
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