Britons may already have their own Thrill-packed 4th of July with this Prog in their hands. However, I present my thoughts for Prog 1790. Preview two pages from thie Prog.
Here’s the preview and review of Prog 1788 those in North America seeking 2000 AD’s trademark brand of Thrills. Anyone going to San Diego Comic Con should be excited to some of 2000 AD’s great droids for your amusement.
If you missed anything, check your local comic shop or visit the official 2000 AD shop.
Oh, and happy 4th of July, no matter where you are.
Written by Al Ewing. Drawn by Nick Dyer.
After the end of Chaos Day reducing the Mega-City One population in 1789, we are introduced to a new annoyance for Dredd, accountant Judge Maitland. They have a respectful conversation about the need for bureaucracy while dispensing law and order. Dredd and Maitland don’t become BFFs but they work together to apprehend perps.
Dyer’s illustrations are slightly cartoony. Seeing Dredd and Maitland stand for the hero and the lawful obstacle is a little silly.
Written by Alan Grant. Drawn by Carlos Ezquerra.
No deep analysis of the ramifications of tempting fate. Red flows through danger by the skin of her fangs. Avi Reebok survives, which shouldn’t surprise anybody despite the awkward art last Prog.
Grant and Ezquerra give Durham Red Thrill-seekers what they want out her adventure. “Job” is a quick romp starring Red and her attitude with everyone else as her jabroni.
Written by Kek-W. Drawn by Michael Dowling.
Eddie Weitz charges towards scuttling major history. The suspense-filled panels have Eddie being a man of action in spite of his background. The Allies have not been fully revealed yet with just one representative on a monitor, but they have anglicized their project name to “Camelot.”
One fun activity is to compare the announcements concerning almost-astronaut Johnny Wiltshire to assertiveness of Eddie.
Written by Rob Williams. Drawn by Dom Reardon.
Ichabod, a man of violence, feels pleasant emotions. Before Ichabod turns soft, he does a job for Devil Al Capone. Soon enough the routine of kill or be killed returns. Ichabod’s knowing the Hunter will doggedly chase Ichabod may have caused the mustachioed assassin to experience fear.
Other than that, there’s Zebulon Crow’s entrance and knowing the power of Zoe’s angelic vocals. Thanks to the writer and artist for making the daylight scene in Prohibition-era Chicago feel not-so-bright.
Written by Robbie Morrison. Drawn by Simon Fraser.
Wow, Nikolai has an odd sense of honor. He won’t be “fashionably late” for his own wedding, but probably dead while chatting with Vladimir over Russian Roulette.
Wow, Jena has more patience than she should in such a stressful time. Maybe she’ll interrupt the guy’s playtime in the finale.
Wow, I have to have a word with Mr. Fraser. He’s a good artist and hopefully his next project won’t waste his talents. I’d like Robbie Morrison to write one more adventure, but that would go against a showbiz saying: leave ‘em wanting more.
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