My thoughts on Prog 2032 of 2000 AD – out this week!
Judge Dredd: Sons of Booth by TC Eglington (w) Nick Dyer (a) Chris Blythe (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Sons of Booth completes its arc today and it’s a bit of a quick finish! It’s also a clever finish, with Dredd and the Judges getting lucky with the problems of dealing with the nightmare bomb!
I do wonder if this won’t be the last we see of the “Sons of Booth” though!
Defoe: Diehards by Pat Mills (w) Colin MacNeil (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
I thought this prog was going to be more talk and walk from Defoe, with only some hints of the reeks. It rapidly changes though with an interesting reek attack. There are some really interesting scenes, and we are no closer to discovering who is controlling the reeks – although we may have some clues. The boy from early in the arc returns and it looks like he won’t last long!
Brink: Skeleton Life by Dan Abnett (w) INJ Culbard (a) Simon Bowland (l)
Brink gives us some explanation of the problems in this new habitat, but there is still a mystery and still some people to save. I really like this issue – it’s not normal, but the smuggled in workers are certainly unique! I’m interesting to see where this goes!
Scarlet Traces: Cold War – Book 2 by Ian Edginton (w) D’Israeli (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
It looks like the end of the war, but there still seems to be some mopping up to do. I wonder where this is all going to lead – will the martians re-group? Meanwhile there is an interesting reunion!
Cursed: The Fall of Deadworld by Kek-W (w) Dave Kendall (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
This is an action packed issue, with the attack on the rebels and escape of the ‘Judge Child’. Things don’t look good though, with Judge Fear and the rest attacking with their weird powers. The action scenes are really well done – I love the art!