A new Judge Dredd arc starts this week in 2000 AD – Prog 2204 from Rebellion. Here are my thoughts.
Judge Dredd: They Shoot Talking Horses, Don’t They? by Rob Williams (w) Dan Cornwell (a) Jim Boswell (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Spinning off the apocalypse that was never was. This has Dredd and Anderson out in the Cursed Earth with a talking horse. It adds some levity to the story as Dredd gets on with it, and Anderson is still coming to terms.
A nice spinoff with some gruesome reading.
Stickleback: New Jerusalem by Ian Edginton (w) D’Israeli (a) Jim Campbell (l)
Delving into the past and plots within plots. There are some more immediate problems here. I like the callbacks and the fact that there is more behind all of this.
Skip Tracer: Hyperballad by James Peaty (w) Paul Marshall (a) Dylan Teague (c) Simon Bowland (l)
We get some good history here, from both the prey and the protector. It looks like someone wants to cash in and is causing some more trouble. Look! They’re wearing masks!
Fiends of the Eastern Front: Constanta by Ian Edginton (w) Tiernen Trevallion (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
The dragon knows what’s coming, and I like the way they look at it – this is all foreboding. The art is excellent in this too.
Hook-Jaw by Alec Worley (a) Leigh Gallagher (a) Simon Bowland (l)
We get some reasons here, and we get some rules. Very well done and well teased throughout. We don’t know it all yet, but it’s still very bloody.