2000AD Prog 1830 – general release 01/05/13 – spoilers


2000AD Prog 1830

Published weekly in the UK by Rebellion

Subscription release 27th April 2013

General release in print & digital 1st May 2013

Cover by Maurice Aitken

Loved the retro cover!!!

Maurice Aitken, not seen his like in many a year. Yes there are those that rip off his style, like Boo Cook for one. Boo Cook might have drawn a very nice picture of our Lauren in her Anderson threads once but he isn’t up to Maurice Aitken’s level just yet, no sir.

By the way that picture of Lauren as Judge Anderson was given away as a prize at Thought Bubble in 2011 by Planet Replicas

In this Prog

Judge Dredd: The Forsaken Part One: Kessler

Script: Michael Carroll
Art: P J Holden
Colours: Chris Blythe
Letters: Annie Parkhouse

Starting in Mega City 2 and there is very little Dredd in this episode. Unless you count Dolman, who I guess is actually a little Dredd.

Dolman has found a Cadet hiding out in Mega City Two, Kessler, and has charged him with desertion. Facing 20 on Titan Kessler tells all.

Flashbacks to some hairy times in Sector 53 during Chaos Day and a group of Cadets got left behind, Judge-Tutor Semple is not impressed by this. Nine Cadets adrift in a dying city. The had injured personnel and Kessler volunteered to go get help, accompanied by another Cadet, who became a victim of ‘friendly fire’, Kessler set out into the city

Kessler didn’t find help and when help arrived they couldn’t find the remaining Cadets.

Colours are much darker than Chris Blythe usually applies. But the over all look of the art is great. I’m interested to see what Michael Carroll is going to do with the Dredd bloodline here.

Tharg’s 3rillers: Gundeadz part 1

Script: T C Eglington
Art: Boo Cook
Letters: Annie Parkhouse

The hand at the bottom of the first page is a giveaway but Boo Cook’s panels and Annie Parkhouse’s speech bubbles distract you from it till almost the last second. Gunheadz is just a story in a comic!

Yes, OK we knew that. But it is a story in a comic in this comic story.

Comic collector Lee Bonham is seeking out his hero, the artist on the comic Gunheadz. He wants to interview his idol for his blog about comics. Who blogs about comics these days?

Great Boo Cook art, one style for the panels that show panels from the pretend comic and another for the panels that show the real world of this story in a real comic.

I think I made this all clear.

Dandridge: The Copper Conspiracy part 7

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

Flesh Golem Shelley to the rescue… but it all goes to his head.

The story is entertaining me more as it goes along. The copper coppers are running amok thanks to Shelley’s unfortunate goof last episode.

Stickleback: Number of The Beast part 7

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

I love the main panel on the first page of this episode.

I’m assuming we are where we are so Stickleback can locate the dinosaur warrior army. We don’t see them but we do meet more oddities of good old London town.

Zombo in Planet Zombo Part 5

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

Planet Earth has evolved rudimentary sentience and Zombo is back to normal. The ghost president is starting to seem rational.

I think I’ve finally caught up with this story. That or I’ve lost the plot.

Next Prog

Final part of Dandridge…

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