Here are some thoughts on Prog 2102 of 2000 AD – out now digitally and in print – continuing the ongoing stories!
JUDGE DREDD: THE SMALL HOUSE
by Rob Williams (w) Henry Flint (a) Chris Blythe (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Dredd’s soul searching seems to have come to a kind of end, but his options are getting less and less. We say good-bye to a character who is on the side of Dredd and some extra questions too. I can’t help not trusting who Dredd has enlisted for help…
BRINK: HIGH SOCIETY
by Dan Abnett (w) INJ Culbard (a) Simon Bowland (l)
Kurtis is getting to know the inside of the smallspace, and we get a better idea of her mission. There is obviously something very shady going on and things have taken a quick downturn for the company. It’s good that Kurtis has some support, but something tells me that she won’t have too much help in the future – i can see this going south!
The faster timescale does speed up the storytelling though!
FIENDS OF THE EASTERN FRONT: 1812
by Ian Edginton (w) Dave Taylor (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
I’m really enjoying this story – the story itself is gripping and there are some interesting bedfellows in this story – wites and vampyres for a start, then possibly witches! The art is excellent, with that haunting light you get with moonlight on snow!
SKIP TRACER: LEGION
by James Peaty (w) Colin MacNeil (a) Dylan Teague (c) Ellie De Ville (l)
This was a quick episode of Skip Tracer – going into his brothers mind wasn’t going to be easy, but it seems Skip has no choice either way. There is an added complication as to the mission – Skip’s brother has a lover, and she wants him back (as does Skip I expect) the General only wants information, so I have a feeling at least one of them is going to be dissapointed! The move into the new reality is interesting, and already Skip is in trouble!
KINGDOM: ALPHA AND OMEGA
by Dan Abnett (w) Richard Elson (a) Abigail Bulmer (c) Ellie De Ville (l)
Gene gets some information about the ticks – and it seems that these aren’t the ticks he was worried about. We shall see about that. He gets and offer, but there is no answer. Meanwhile the humans have landed and are looking to get their codes back. This is interesting, and the reaction of those in space adds more to the clock….
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