My thoughts on Prog 2030 of 2000 AD
Judge Dredd: Sons Of Booth by John Wagner (w) John McCrea (a) Mike Spicer (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
It looks like Booth is coming back to haunt Dredd. I’m pretty sure Booth is dead (never say never), but his legacy lives on as we get introduced to a new group in Mega-City One. We get a new character too, as he is introduced to the “Sons Of Booth”. This looks like a bunch of truthers – even with their opinions and ‘truth’ so it will be interesting to see where this goes. I have a feeling that it will escalate quickly!
Defoe: Diehards by Pat Mills (w) Colin MacNeil (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
Defoe says he’s out of the reek hunting business, but it seems he’s being blackmailed into it again. We start off with some suspects – one of which looks to be a good one, the other, well…he looks like he may be a victim in the end!
We get an interesting look at what Defoe may (or may not) have been up to in the meantime!
Brink: Skeleton Life by Dan Abnett (w) INJ Culbard (a) Simon Bowland (l)
The head architect isn’t quite finished yet, but we do get a good reasoning why he is still alive, and why it is wrong that he is! I like the way that it was all built up, and we are getting a real mystery here. Having the assistant helps us to understand Bridgit’s thinking, but we still don’t know it all. The construction manager might do though….
Scarlet Traces: Cold War – Book 2 by Ian Edginton (w) D’Israeli (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
the plan to defeat the martians is revealed, and it looks like it will be a messy one. What is interesting is the revelation of other life on all the other worlds. Will this continue the stories, or add to the woe? Meanwhile the ‘new’ martian seems to have a plan for his race, but is it too late? This was a good read, and I like the reasoning behind it all!
Cursed: The Fall of Deadworld by Kek-W (w) Dave Kendall (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
This was a creepy issue – with the whole story almost silent until the very end (which fitted in really nicely) The sound was implied and there was no need for any speaking or effects. Fear (the Judge and the concept) is in the rebellion holdout and there seems like nothing can stop them!