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Dan Dare Vol 1

Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future is a British icon. Resurrected in the pages of a brand new sci-fi comic for boys – 2000 AD! Waking from suspended animation after two hundred years, Dan Dare faced an unfamiliar universe, filled with terrible new threats, but also included all too familiar ones…such as his old nemesis The Mekon!

Dan Dare? More like Dan I Dare You To Read This! That joke only works if your name is Dan. Anyways, this compilation of sci-fi shenanigans from 2000 AD was an interesting and pretty cool trip into a distant future. Set in the year 2177, Mr. Dare embarks on an endless series of whacky space adventures. He’s a more classic hero than the ones in comic books today, Dan Dare sets his sights on adventure at light speed and punches evil right in the face...

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Jaegir: Beasts Within

While war rages across the galaxy between the Great Nordland Republic and their Souther enemies, Kapiten-Inspector Atalia Jaegir of the Nordland State Security Police is charged with investigating and tracking down war criminals. Viewed with suspicion and hated by her own people, Jaegir is no stranger to conflict and betrayal… 

Writer:
Gordon Rennie
Artists:
Simon Coleby
Publisher:
Rebellion Publishing via 2000 AD

I’m not exactly sure who said it, but the statement that there is beauty in bleakness is one I stand by. That’s how I feel about this collection of stories from the pen of Gordon Rennie who takes the tone of Rogue Trooper, a 2000AD classic, and expands it to include a far more in depth look at world only briefly hinted at by that comic.

Giving us a view into the world of ...

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Zenith Phase 1: The Apex Edition

Berlin, 1945: The allies unleashed the Second World War hero Maximan upon the German supersoldier Masterman. Maximan’s defeat was only kept secret by the nuclear bomb which destroyed both men. Forty-plus years later, and twenty years after a generation of ’60s British super-powered heroes came and went, the teenage pop star Zenith is the only superhuman left – and his only interest in women, drugs, alchohol and fame.

So when he is contacted about the threat from the many-angled ones and the impending destruction of our world, his first reaction is to steer well clear. But the superhumans of the past have other plans…

The Apex Edition is a full size reproduction of the original artwork from Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell’s seminal superhero story from the late 1980s...

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Judge Dredd America

In Mega-City One, the Judges are the law – acting as judge, jury, and executioner. But how do the citizens really feel about a system where they are powerless? This classic, chilling look at the impact of the Judges is finally back in print – and now has contains more material than ever! America Jara and Bennett Beeny grow up as best friends, living a fairly trouble-free life in a dangerous city… bar the odd encounter with a Judge. Time draws them apart, and when they are brought back together, Beeny is a successful singer… and America has become involved with a terrorist organisation – with the Judges in its sights!

This is one of those really difficult to review pieces just because it is such a complex story...

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Top 100 Comics of 2014 – #75-71

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