Did you see the new trailer for Dredd? Maybe the movie will add punch to the end of summer. It has to be at least more convincing than the 1995 movie. See the preview to see 2 pages of this Prog. Here are my thoughts:
Written by John Wagner. Drawn by Henry Flint.
Population density of Mega City One has been reduced. Chief Judge Francisco resigns. Dredd has the audacity to announce his resignation when Hershey becomes Chief. That would be daft, see? Dredd’s destiny isn’t being the world’s toughest janitor.
Finally, Judge Rico brings in some relief from in the clean-up effort. It’s eerie seeing piles of dead bodies and living bodies about to become dead. Hopefully next Prog Dredd will leave the Judge-filled pity party and zero in on those responsible for the Chaos Bug.
Written by Alan Grant. Drawn by Carlos Ezquerra.
In this Prog is a quick read of an action scene. Men attacking Avi & Red provide buffoonery and blood this Prog. Red indulges in a victory snack, but that has a cost. A confusing cost, in my opinion, when readers see the last panels.
Written by Kek-W. Drawn by Michael Dowling.
This alternate history of Britain’s first space flight has potential. I like Dowling’s depiction of a brutalist government building. What’s surreal is that the antagonists are the “Allies,” a distinct entity from our history’s Allied Forces. Journalist Eddie Weitz seeks the truth about the British-Allied coalition, but he’ll have to use his wits with the aid of a special brainy historical figure.
“1947″ didn’t look exciting at my first glance, but it may provide the best suspense in 2000 AD this summer.
Written by Rob Williams. Drawn by Dom Reardon.
This was my first Ichabod comic. Seeing the chase between the Hunter and Ichabod begin was fun. I’m amused at Ichabod sniping the Axis with revolvers. I REALLY want to see what Ichabod can do in Prohibition-era Chicago next Prog.
Written by Robbie Morrison. Drawn by Simon Fraser.
Hours before the wedding, Nikolai finally confronts Vladimir. Fraser does a great job showing how Dante clings to what honor he has left. Morrison describes bride-to-be Jena as the “loneliest woman in the world.” Her status isn’t as much true now as it could be true if things between Nikolai and Vlad go horribly wrong.
It’s interesting that Morrison and Dante aim higher than simple action than most everything I’ve read in 2000 AD so far. Sooner or later, readers will miss their artful collaboration.
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