Saturday, 16 March 2013


2000 AD #1789-1791


Judge Dredd The Days After, by John Wagner & Henry Flint
Judge Dredd The Bean Counter, by Al Ewing & Nick Dyer
Judge Dredd The Rich Cabaret, by Al Ewing & Andrew Currie
Durham Red The 'Nobody Wants This Job' Job, Parts 5-6, by Alan Grant & Carlos Ezquerra
Tharg's 3rillers Present 1947, Parts One - Three, by Kek-W & Michael Dowling
The Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael Manhunt, Parts One - Three, by Rob Williams & Dom Reardon
Nikolai Dante Sympathy for the Devil, Parts 4-6, by Robbie Morrison & Simon Fraser
Future Shocks Other People's Machines, by David Baillie & Mark Simmons

The longest Dredd epic ever (so I'm told) comes to an end here, setting up a different status quo for 2000 AD's biggest character. Al Ewing's run gets off to a good start, particularly in the intriguing Rich Cabaret, which comes with great art from Andrew Currie.

1947 is a solid self-contained little story, much better than another lacklustre Future Shock from writer David Baillie. Ichabod Azrael -- or, to give it its full title, The Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael (and the Dead Left in His Wake) -- is a funny one, where I feel I may've preferred the original series (handily summarised by Tharg in his intro that Prog, thank goodness).

And Nikolai Dante comes to its final conclusion, with an open-ended finale that I don't imagine pleased everybody. I ought to go look up some reaction really…

Next Prog: all part ones (bar Ichabod). Neat.

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