2000AD Prog 1902 – spoiler light

19022000AD Prog 1902

Published weekly in the UK by Rebellion

Subscription release
Saturday 4th October 2014

General release in print & digital
Wednesday 8th October 2014
Available in all good stockists, 2000AD Futureshop & the 2000AD iPhone Ap

Cover: Richard Elson

Reviewing this from my subscription copy

Tharg bigs up some review sites, not this one – it seems there are other review sites; imagine that. He also states that this editorial was written as Prog 1900 went on sale. That’s two issues back so a pretty recent editorial, many are written weeks, if not months in advance.

There is a competition to win a copy of the recent TPB of Department of Monsterology: Monsterology 101 which I recently reviewed. This book is published by 2000AD’s friends over in Canada, Renegade Entertainment. om 8th October.

There is a letters page in this Prog.

In this Prog

Judge Dredd: Block Judge part 3

Writer: John Wagner
Artist: Carlos Ezquerra
Letterer: Annie Parkhouse

Slight reduction in page count from last week, 6 pages here. We learn that the previous Judicial team for Gramercy Heights was six, led by Senior Judge Buller. Now it is just Dredd, two Judges (Beeny & Corrigan) and the Auxilary, Mendis.

Dredd and his colleagues are taking names and laying down the law by the book. What else would you expect?

This story is clearly laying out exactly who Dredd is in the modern era of 2000AD, hopefully there are new readers following the jump on point two weeks ago who are benefiting. For old hands like myself this is a really solid bit of Joe Dredd in action.

Stickleback: The Thru’penny Opera part 3

Writer: Ian Edgington
Artist: D’Israeli
Letterer: Ellie de Ville

Five pages of delightful D’Israeli art.

This episode helps show that Stikleback still commands respect in the criminal underworld of London.

Greysuit: Prince of Darkness part 2

Writer: Pat Mills
Artist: John Higgins
Colours: Sally Hurst
Letterer: Ellie de Ville

We get a look at some of the drug induced re-education Blake has been through. Nice use of colours to add nuance. I am intrigued regarding how much the artist informs the colour choices made when a colourist is used in a 2000AD strip.

The Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael (and the dead he left in his wake):One Last Bullett part 2

Writer: Rob Williams
Artist: Mike Dowling
Letterer: Annie Parkhouse

I wrote an article about this story last week reviewing from a Pdf of the first two episodes. So this Prog brings me up to date..

This episode brings a definite western feel to the strip that I am aware some readers expected but didn’t feel last issue. Obviously I knew this and as I review ‘spoiler light’ mostly I kept it unsaid.

There is a stranger outside and a familiar character from the earlier series is re-introduced. Who though is the tormented author?

Kingdom: Aux Drift part 3

Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Richard Elson
Colourist: Abigail Ryder
Letterer: Simon Bowland

Gene The Hackman gets whet!

Well I guess Gene often gets whet, it is the point of why his Masters designed him after all. Gene and his pack relieve the beleaguered defenders of Aux Drift. Gene dog doesn’t like it when Them get on the lawn.

The script is great, the naive narration is brilliant. The narrator is speaking back from the future telling ius of Gene the Hackman’s exploits and uses the cadence of an Aux. I love it.

Equally I love the art. The action sequence on page 5 with insets and action breaking the borders is very well done.

Next Prog

Nothing new expected… apart from continuations of all the above.

last prog

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