Review: 2000 AD – Prog 2173

Some thoughts on this week’s 2000 AD – Prog 2173

  • UK and DIGITAL: 18 March 2019 £2.99
  • NORTH AMERICA: 18 April 2019 $7.99 (per pack)
  • DIAMOND: JAN201939
  • COVER: CLIFF ROBINSON (a) DYLAN TEAGUE (c)
Well, that’s an excellent cover – doesn’t look good for one of our favourite gun-sharks though?

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

A nice finish to the story arc. I like how some of this is left hanging, and some of the perps get what they deserve. The alien is an interesting character and we may see more of him or his kind in the future. Dredd is a minor character in this one, but he still gets in some good lines. The final panel is very good.

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

Another completed story, and although it’s light on action, this was a good finish to the Zaucer of Zilk. A happy ending! Some nice light fun and a good send-off.

SINISTER DEXTER: THE FRIGHTENERS by Dan Abnett (w) Steve Yeowell (a) John Charles (c) Simon Bowland (l)

We get some more thoughts on the potential of a rogue AI out in the world, then we’re back on the job. This was a fast-moving issue, with some fun commentary. I wonder if there is any link? I enjoyed the comic timing in this issue.

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

We move away from Skip and there seems to be someone else causing trouble. It shows his skills and gives us some ideas over what he is after. The inevitable clash should be interesting.

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

Things are looking grim in this issue, and I like the callbacks to the war and previous issues. The magic is interesting – as is the addition of maths into it.

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