Here are some of my thoughts on this weeks Prog 2105 of 2000 AD – out now digitally and in print with Judge Dredd, Fiends of the Eastern Front, Skip Tracer, Kingdom and Brink
JUDGE DREDD: THE SMALL HOUSE
by Rob Williams (w) Henry Flint (a) Chris Blythe (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
That was an interesting read – until that killer blow at the end. It does give us two things though. First an outside look at Dredd, and what those who serve under think of him. That was an interesting read. Second, we see what Dredd is up against – what Smiley has been up to since the Cal era (which feels so long ago!) That final panel though….
BRINK: HIGH SOCIETY
by Dan Abnett (w) INJ Culbard (a) Simon Bowland (l)
Bridget manages to talk her way out, and she’s got a trip to HR to deal with. this issue gives us more background to the company, and some of the people, so it was quite interesting. I especially like the creation and views on where the people of earth are now. The last line was interesting, as was Bridget’s reaction to it!
FIENDS OF THE EASTERN FRONT: 1812
by Ian Edginton (w) Dave Taylor (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Fiends of the Eastern Front ends here for now, and although it’s an ending, it really feels like a beginning! This had some interesting themes and the Baba Yaga was very interesting. The story will continue in Prog 2111, so I’m already looking forward to that!
SKIP TRACER: LEGION
by James Peaty (w) Colin MacNeil (a) Dylan Teague (c) Ellie De Ville (l)
Skip seems to win the battle in his brothers head. He discovers what went on at the base, but there is still more to know. This ‘Legion’ is wanting something and has broken in from somewhere else. It’s in his brothers body and it looks like we’re going to get a showdown!
This will be good!
KINGDOM: ALPHA AND OMEGA
by Dan Abnett (w) Richard Elson (a) Abigail Bulmer (c) Ellie De Ville (l)
Gene has made his choice, and I love they way he gets smarter and more intellectual. it’s an interesting choice, but he’s on a short timescale – one day, so it will be interesting to see where this leads to!
Available in print from: newsagents and comic book stores via Diamond