2000 AD Prog 1794 Review

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CoverGreetings from the Deep South Swamplands! A preview of Prog 1795 is coming soon. Send in your comments, suggestions, or gripes directly to me at clarence@redheadedmule.com.

North Americans, ask your local comic shop if they’re carrying Prog 1792 today. If not, there’s always the 2000 AD online shop.

No previews for this Prog, but keep your eyes peeled for a few pages contained below.

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“Judge Dredd: Debris, Part 4”

Written by Michael Carroll. Drawn by PJ Holden. Coloured by Chris Blythe.

Renkin reveals just how powerful her big gun, the Mass-Driver, is. As the Mass-Driver uses anything for ammo, Dredd and the Marines are threatened. Dredd proceeds to make his through Sue Perkins block to finish this bitter conflict.

The action-packed panels of Debris continue. Tense Marines, Dredd being daring, and a block leader put on the offensive are on display here. I enjoy Debris so far for the straight action provided and it seems Holden isn’t going to let up. With the entire block facing a good old zapping, will Renkin consider the price of rebellion?

As we’re supposed to root for our man Joe, the answer is likely “No.”

“The Red Seas: Beautiful Freak, Part 3”

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An actual panel from “The Red Seas”

Written by Ian Edginton. Drawn by Steve Yeowell.

A rocky creature steals a scene and a gearbox Windsor and Newton are supposed to watch. The creature drops a Cone of Silence as a distraction. But at least the British Museum should clean and spotless!

The episode of “Freak” is a fast read for me. Thanks to the very British-ness of “Seas,” I now wonder if the phrase “show us a clean pair of heels” will be used on the BBC Olympic telecasts.

“Aquila: Blood of the Iceni, Part 3”

Written by Gordon Rennie. Drawn by Leigh Gallagher. Coloured by Gary Caldwell.

Aquila’s having none of it this Prog. Not with some annoying big-nosed comedy relief running his mouth. Not with some Roman bullies being idiots as Aquila’s attack at Londinium draws near. Nope.

Leigh Gallagher, with bone-shattering art, makes the most of the opportunity that Aquila may need help, but doesn’t suffer fools gladly.

“Ichabod Azrael: Manhunt, Part 6”

Written by Rob Williams. Drawn by Dom Reardon. Coloured by Peter Doherty.

Ichabod, now in 1944 but realizing his purpose is his love of Zoe, is inside a cockpit that’s about to crash. However, with the world ending, a crashing plane may be the least of his worries.

Williams uses the airplane setting to give a sense of turmoil coming upon the characters. At this point, I’m hoping a resolution comes soon. Now I’m waiting for a time vortex to suck these people out of existence.

“Lenny Zero: Zero’s 7, Part 3”

Written by Andy Diggle. Drawn by Ben Willsher.

Lenny infiltrates the Special Judicial Squad Central building and manages to get Judge Buell’s mind re-wired to command Judge Kramer to head the convoy with the confiscated loot. Meanwhile, Lenny enlists Afro Dizzy, a mistress at making Love Potion Sixty-Nine which makes people lose their inhibitions.

A BBW alert is the highlight of the issue. I know the lady is being used as a gag, but a SSBBW in mainstream comics is still worth a mention. As the story now includes Judge-baiter Kramer and the psychic Mink, “Zero’s 7” is getting a lot sexier.

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Author: Clarence

Webmaster, editor, writer of Red-Headed Mule. RHM was founded in 2011. Currently is liking British TV better than U.S. TV, mayhaps.