Some thoughts on 2000 AD – Prog 2086
JUDGE DREDD: THE PARADIGM SHIFT by Michael Carroll (w) Jake Lynch (a) John Charles (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
The final part of the arc, it completes the story in the past, as well as in the future. Dredd’s dealing with it is interesting, and it seems things are wrapped up neatly. I like the parallels between the past and the future in this story, and hopefully there will be more like this from this time in 2000 AD history.
SKIP TRACER: HEAVY IS THE HEAD by James Peaty (w) Paul Marshall (a) Dylan Teague (c) Simon Bowland (l)
The build up continues, Skip is finding out more, but he’s putting himself more in harms way. This issue shows this more than the others, although we should have expected it earlier than it was in this story. The change of setting is also interesting, and the comparison I made with Demolition Man was more in this issue. I continue to be more intreagued by the mystery, and look forward to seeing more of Skip.
SURVIVAL GEEKS: GEEK-CON by Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby (w) Neil Googe (a) Gary Caldwell (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
We get a conclusion to the Survival Geeks, and the Doctor Who analogue is a lot of fun. The conclusion carries on some of the genre, and stops any possible problems for the future. I do like the gag with the memory cannon though! The best part of this story is the art, so much going on in the background.
THE FALL OF DEADWORLD by Kek-W (w) Dave Kendall (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
No Death, but there are schemes coming out, with a possible army of the ‘undead’ Everyone seems to be on a collision course here, and it’s going to probably be pretty gruesome when it’s all said and done. I like the mystery with Byke/Horse too!
DURHAM RED: BORN BAD by Alec Worley (w) Lee Carter (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
Red finds herself in a bad position, and things only seem to get worse. She’s trying to be on the level, but she finds somethings out about her employer, as well as fending off some possible truths about herself. The action looks like it will kick up a gear in the next issue!
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