Here are my thoughts of this weeks 2000 AD – Prog 2104 out now! With Dredd, Brink, Fiends of the Eastern Front, Skip Tracer & Kingdom
JUDGE DREDD: THE SMALL HOUSE
by Rob Williams (w) Henry Flint (a) Chris Blythe (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Dredd seems to be getting his own way. There seems to be some problems, but his investigation is bearing fruit. I like the intrigue in this issue, and there are some very interesting themes. This was a slower issue, but there is a lot packed in. the last page death makes things a lot more interesting!
BRINK: HIGH SOCIETY
by Dan Abnett (w) INJ Culbard (a) Simon Bowland (l)
Brink shows us how the other half live. They not only get the space, but they got to keep all their trinkets. It really fosters a “them and us” feel! Brigit is still wary of everything (with good reason) and the suspense is really ramped up! She’s in a bind at the end of the issue, but I think she’ll get out of it!
FIENDS OF THE EASTERN FRONT: 1812
by Ian Edginton (w) Dave Taylor (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
The main ‘fiend’ shows his more human side in this issue. There is a brilliant speech by the Baba Yaga and the fight scene really works. I like the scenes with the bird/blade – this is something comics do really well!
SKIP TRACER: LEGION
by James Peaty (w) Colin MacNeil (a) Dylan Teague (c) Ellie De Ville (l)
What’s happening inside Skip’s brothers head make an appearance! And things don’t look good. There is some interesting ‘real world/in the head’ interaction here and this series is making a nice segway away from the city and the issues there.
KINGDOM: ALPHA AND OMEGA
by Dan Abnett (w) Richard Elson (a) Abigail Bulmer (c) Ellie De Ville (l)
No real battles here, but some interesting discussions about the future of earth. Gene gets made an offer, but others don’t get asked. In all it was an interesting read, with some interesting build up. What will Gene’s response be?
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