Some thoughts this week on 2000 AD Prog 2103 – including Judge Dredd, Skip Tracer, Brink, Fiends Of The Eastern Front and Kingdom
This issue includes a touching tribute to 2000 AD great Carlos Ezquerra – get this issue for this!
JUDGE DREDD: THE SMALL HOUSE
by Rob Williams (w) Henry Flint (a) Chris Blythe (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Dredd is getting smarter, he’s worked out a way to deal with the stealth Judge and smiley seems to be on the back foot. It’s quite a clever move from Dredd, and the seed planted by the East Meg agent is starting to make shapes – that will be interesting to get to the bottom of that mystery!
BRINK: HIGH SOCIETY
by Dan Abnett (w) INJ Culbard (a) Simon Bowland (l)
Brink’s undercover tale continues with some corporate spying. We get another undercover agent though and it seems that things are coming apart. The company has some secrets, but it seems there are some individual ones too. I like the way this is told, with the larger areas and the ‘smallspace’
FIENDS OF THE EASTERN FRONT: 1812
by Ian Edginton (w) Dave Taylor (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
We get some interesting history of the vampire lord. We understand his hatred for witches too. That was well told, and the depiction of the Baba Yaga was brilliant – especially her house!
SKIP TRACER: LEGION
by James Peaty (w) Colin MacNeil (a) Dylan Teague (c) Ellie De Ville (l)
Skip’s venture into the mind of his brother was interesting, and we see a bit more about his powers. He also seems to have a guide, but is she a friend or enemy? He did let her die? We also get the real reason for him going into his brothers mind…
KINGDOM: ALPHA AND OMEGA
by Dan Abnett (w) Richard Elson (a) Abigail Bulmer (c) Ellie De Ville (l)
Some good battles here. I like the build to it all, and we feel like we are watches to all as well. Things are interesting with the three separate groups – it will be interesting to see where this goes!
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