Some thoughts on this week’s 2000 AD – Prog 2157
JUDGE DREDD: GUATEMALA by John Wagner (w) Colin MacNeil (a) Chris Blythe (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Concluding the arc in a very satisfactory way. There is some revenge in here – ok, a lot – and it was a very satisfying read. I like the finish with Dredd thinking about old friends gone, and the response of the other Judges!.
DEFOE: THE DIVISOR by Pat Mills (w) SK Moore (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
Defoe is off into space – and it looks like he has his work cut out for him. I like the questioning introductions of the new characters, finishing off with an excellent cliffhanger!
BRINK: HATE BOX by Dan Abnett (w) INJ Culbard (a) Simon Bowland (l)
A calmer issue of Brink, but it sets the scene very well. It also sets up Bridget’s state of mind. It’s a good look at her family, as well as her upbringing. I like the books on the bookshelf.
HOPE: UNDER FIRE by Guy Adams (w) Jimmy Broxton (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
This is all about power, and I think Hope gets this. The loss of his passenger should be a blessing, but he knows why it has been taken (although the how is interesting) and it looks like he’s got to clear up the mess!
THE FALL OF DEADWORLD: DOOMED by Kek-W (w) Dave Kendall (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
The Sov’s don’t know what hit them. The Dark Judges are getting back their control, and it’s all going horrible. I like the set up though!