Review: 2000 AD – Prog 2171

A new Skip Tracer story arc starts here, and the Zaucer of Zilk discovers something new! My thoughts on Prog 2171 of 2000 AD

  • UK and DIGITAL: 4 March 2019 £2.99
  • NORTH AMERICA: 4 April 2019 $7.99 (per pack)
  • DIAMOND: JAN201939
  • COVER: JIMMY BROXTON
I love the feel of this classic Sci-Fi cover

JUDGE DREDD: THE RELIC by Kenneth Niemand (w) Jake Lynch (a) Jim Boswell (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)

A new arc for Dredd, and this one doesn’t really feature Dredd much. It does show the nasty side to some of the citizens of Mega City One, and it looks like others will pay for that. A nice build up, with an alien threat for Dredd and the Judges to deal with

PROTEUS VEX: ANOTHER DAWN by Michael Carroll (w) Henry Flint (a) Simon Bowland (l)

Proteus Vex completes here and there are hints towards some other things Vex will have to deal with. It’s a satisfying conclusion and a good end to the story.

SKIPER TRACER: NIMROAD by James Peaty (w) Paul Marshall (a) Dylan Teague (c) Simon Bowland (l)

More flashbacks here for Skip, and it seems to be linked to what may be going on for him here. Most of this issue was the flashback, but it looks like next issue will get into the meat and reason of the story.

THE ZAUCER OF ZILK: A ZAUCERFUL OF SECRETS by Peter Hogan (w) Brendan McCarthy (a+c) Len O’Grady (c) Jim Campbell (l)

The Zaucer of Zilk gets to use some magic in defence of his daughter, but we start to get some answers as to why this is all happening. It was a twist I think I should have seen coming, but it was well done nevertheless. Reasons next week.

FERAL & FOE by Dan Abnett (w) Richard Elson (a+c) Joe Elson (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)

The issue with the cursed sword is dealt with well. As is the vengeful Tank. There is some really good grim humour going on here, and I like the way it works.

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