Some thoughts on this week’s 2000 AD – Prog 2161
JUDGE DREDD: THE HARVEST by Michael Carroll (w) Nick Percival (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Concluding the arc, this issue gives us a good look at the potential problems with mechs and humans in Mega City One. It also looks at the cyborg issue from a different direction! A very interesting thought and something that may be explored in a future prog!
Some bonus for a helmet-less Dredd in this issue too!
DEFOE: THE DIVISOR by Pat Mills (w) SK Moore (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
The final battle and it looks like Defoe has come to an understanding. He may not like it, but it was well done. I like the finish to the battle and the chat Defoe and the Captain have on the way down. Is this the end for Defoe, or are there more stories to tell?
BRINK: HATE BOX by Dan Abnett (w) INJ Culbard (a) Simon Bowland (l)
Kurtis has an investigation to get her teeth into. She’s connecting some dots and it seems that the crimes are linked, but how? I like the methods and the use of the hate-boxes will be interesting. Especially the final panel, that I assume is a reaction to that request!
HOPE: UNDER FIRE by Guy Adams (w) Jimmy Broxton (a) Simon Bowland (l)
Hope concludes in a good way. A kind of a happy ending with Hope winning this one. Of course for how long will be interesting! I like the use of the rules and Hope’s reaction to it all!
THE FALL OF DEADWORLD: DOOMED by Kek-W (w) Dave Kendall (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
A pretty gruesome response to the Sovs in this issue – we find out what Mortis has been doing in space!