Some thoughts on Prog 2078 of 2000 AD
JUDGE DREDD: FLAWS by Michael Carroll (w) Staz Johnson (a) Abigail Bulmer (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
The arc finishes here, and we get some answers. Dredd was fast, but not fast enough, so the Son’s Of Booth got away. The getaway wasn’t as clean as they thought though, so I am looking forward to their return and the Judges reaction! This was a slow starting arc, but it really finished well!
JAEGIR: IN THE REALM OF PYRRHUS by Gordon Rennie (w) Simon Coleby (a) Len O’Grady (c) Ellie De Ville (l)
This arc finishes and we get a glimpse into the secret the southerner was hinting at last issue. It’s not a complete surprise and Jaegir doesn’t seem that shocked! I like the finish with the rendezvous, it was something I wasn’t expecting. I’m already looking forward to the return!
SINISTER DEXTER: THE DEVIL DON’T CARE by Dan Abnett (w) Steve Yeowell (a) John Charles (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
This was a good ending to the story. The Devil was dealt with using a method I suspected, but the getting there was fun. There are questions over the Devil, but there are bigger questions now.
ANDERSON, PSI DIVISION: UNDERTOW by Emma Beeby (w) Mike Collins/Cliff Robinson (a) Jose Villarrubia (c) Simon Bowland (l)
Anderson is in some serious trouble. The vampires are taking over the Psi’s and there seems to be nothing she can do about it. She does have the others in her team though, so that looks to be the way out. This is a really deep story, looking at the Psi’s in general with their powers.
STRONTIUM DOG: THE SON by John Wagner (w) Carlos Ezquerra (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
Kenton manages to find the Glazers and Alpha is after both of them. It’s a sedate issue with only one shooting and a bit of property damage. It builds up well though and I like the way it was all set up ready for next issue.
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