2000AD Prog 1827 – general release 10/04/13 – spoilers

Prog-1827

2000AD Prog 1827

Published weekly in the UK by Rebellion

Subscription release  6th April 2013

General release in print & digital 10th April 2013

Cover by Nick Percival

Letters page is included and on the back, as last week but I didn’t mention it,

There are light spoilers in this review.

In this Prog

Judge Dredd: Suicide Watch part 2

Script: Gordon Rennie & Emma Beeby
Art: Paul Davidson
Colours: Chris Blythe
Letters: Annie Parkhouse

More insight in to how people are coping, or in this case not coping, with picking up the pieces after Chaos Day.

The villain of the piece doesn’t seem to be who I thought it was, unless he has a new schtick. Nice and dark.

Liking the pacing, liking the plot development. Art is solid. Hamida gets to demonstrate some of her abilities, which include using Dredd as a locus (a point from which to channel power through) which is interesting, given Dredd’s low Psi rating.

Dandridge: The Copper Conspiracy part 4

Script: Alec Worley
Art: Warren Pleece
Letters: Ellie de Ville

Flesh Golem Shelley to the rescue it seems.

The dastardly plot is to unleash Copper plated Coppers on Britain, but not robots, these will be fueled by super-powered ghosts… yeah, its getting stranger.

Someone has their eyes on the hero and his lumbering sidekick…

Exposition after action, reasonable pacing to the script. Art consistent with earlier parts but apart from the Copper Coppers it isn’t actually grabbing me.

Tharg’s 3rillers: The Ghostship Mathematica part 1

Script: David Baille
Art: Inaki Miranda
Colours: Eva de la Cruz
Letters: Annie Parkhouse

New 3riller…

Marble Jones hangs around his Dad’s tavern in an un-named town on a planet called The Port. He works in the kitchen and lidstens to the tales the sailors tell. He is, like many young fellows through the ages, obsessed with Pirates. One day, in walks a Pirate Captain, looking for a map…

Interesting art, most of the characters are anthropomorphic animals, Marble appears to be a goat, the Pirate is a toad by the looks of things.

Apparently these fellows are not looking for gold… Mathmatica holds the key to immortality…

Stickleback: Number of The Beast part 4

Script: Ian Eddington
Art: D’Israeli
Letters: Ellie de Ville

As with Dandridge Stickleback has plenty of exposition, not so much action though. I’m not sure but I sense that there is something afoot.

D’Israeli’s art is the best bit about this story.

Zombo in Planet Zombo Part 1

Script: Al Ewing
Art: Henry Flint
Letters: Simon Bowland

I’m not quite getting in to Zombo… which is a shame as I think it is a great concept that has drifted too far. That said it is highly popular with many readers on the 2000AD forum.

The thing is this story has top talent working on it. It is well written and looks great, it just isn’t engaging me. These geniuses might pull it out the hat though.

And I really do mean the praise I’m putting in this rather negative part of the review… Al Ewing and Henry Flint are brilliant. Maybe it is me…

Next Prog

More of the above basically.

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