Some thoughts on this week’s 2000 AD – Prog 2134
JUDGE DREDD: PETS by Rob Williams (w) Henry Flint (a) Gary Caldwell (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
A nice one-shot story, which covers some of the old ground from The Small House. I like the robo dogs and the action and the frustration Giant feels with Dredd!
SCARLET TRACES: HOME FRONT by Ian Edginton (w) D’Israeli (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
We get a good look at the underground here. This issue also gives us more of the people involved – not just the higher ups. The final page works well and builds up for the story to come!
TERROR TALES: THE QUILLI COMMITTEE by Laura Bailey (w) David Hitchcock (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
A nice horror story, with some good investigations going on – the reporter is played well and the wickerman story works well!
KINGMAKER: OUROBOROS by Ian Edginton (w) Leigh Gallagher (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
This issue takes us away from the planet (and the mines) to space, and we get a look at the further politics – very interesting and some excellent art (again) this time in a different style!
MAX NORMAL: HOW THE MAX GOT HIS STRIPES by Guy Adams (w) Dan Cornwell (a) Jim Boswell (c) Simon Bowland (l)
Concluding Max’s story, this was an excellent finish, and there are some excellent scenes. the pool balls flying with the text is excellent, and I don’t think I’ll be able to get visions of Dredd with a pool cue out of my head!
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