Some thoughts on this weeks 2000 AD – Prog 2113 with Dredd, Brink, Skip Tracer, Thargs 3hrillers and Fiends Of The Eastern Front!
JUDGE DREDD: BLOCKS BUDS by Kenneth Niemand (w) Jeff Anderson (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
A new story arc for Dredd and yet again it’s the citizens at the root. The Judges have anew idea, but you could see how this would escalate and cause problems. I liked the set up and the art styles clash really well!
BRINK: HIGH SOCIETY by Dan Abnett (w) INJ Culbard (a) Simon Bowland (l)
The action ramps up here as things look bleak. We start to get a look behind the door and I expect things to really ramp up from here. Hopefully the cavalry will be close behind, as this could get messy quick. This was a good, sharp read!
SKIP TRACER: LOUDER THAN BOMBS by James Peaty (w) Paul Marshall Dylan Teague (c) (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
Skip gets made an offer he can’t refuse, and it looks like he’s going to have to work out a way around it. We get a better look at his abilities, which still seem nicely vague at the moment. And we also get the stakes for the story. This sped up well in the second half, with some new looking characters!
THARG’S 3RILLERS: THE SCORCHED ZONE by Eddie Robson (w) Nick Brokenshire (a) Gary Caldwell (c) Ellie De Ville (l)
We get a possible idea of the what with the zombies. I’m not totally convinced, but it is a nice theory. The zombies are faster and cleverer that the usual zombies too. The confined area made this a good issue, but how will it finish off next issue? There seems a lot to squeeze in!
FIENDS OF THE WESTERN FRONT by Ian Edginton (w) Tiernen Trevallion (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
The villain gives away his master plan, but we also get to see the strength of the vampire (who we’re rooting for?!) There is more than the physical, as there is also a good strength of will as well! A big King Bat/Vampire battle next issue?