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The Dracula File

Writer: Gerry Finley-Day, Simon Furman, & Ken Noble
Artist: Eric Bradbury, Geoff Senior, & Keith Page
Publisher: 2000 AD

At the height of the Cold War in 1984, an East German defector crosses the border into West Germany, and finds aids from British intelligence forces, unaware that the defector is actually Dracula!

Published starting in 1984 in the short lived SCREAM! Magazine, The Dracula File tells the story of Dracula against the backdrop of the Cold War, with an already paranoid British, and conflicts between the East and the West as KGB Officers decide whether or not to warn the British of the monster now within their country.

Unfortunately, while The Dracula File might have been an interesting story had it been published as a monthly comic, it’s limited as a weekly publication...

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Marney the Fox

Writer: Scott Goodall
Artist: John Stokes
Publisher: 2000 AD

Newly born into the world, Marney the Fox is soon orphaned when his mother is killed by a farmer, and his siblings taken. A cub alone in the wild, Marney must learn to survive the harsh wilderness.

Marney the Fox is… an oddity. It’s about a fox cub trying to survive in the wild, which sounds like something that’d be skewed towards a younger audience, but the constant danger and fear of death that Marney finds himself in seems sort of at odds with that. There’s never a moment for the fox cub to rest or get his bearings or have any kind of adventure that doesn’t have him struggling to fight for his life...

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Brink

Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: I.N.J. Culbard

In the near future, after Earth becomes uninhabitable, humanity now lives in a collection of floating habitats above the surface of the Earth called The Brink. Two Security officers, Carl “Brink” Brinkmann and Bridget “Bridge” Kurtis investigate drug use in the Odett Habitat, but a simple drug bust leads them to believe that cult activity has found its way into their Habitat, and chasing down this lead unveils a conspiracy that could determine the fate of the human race.

The real draw of Brink for me is the setting. People have just barely managed to escape extinction, and now they’re trapped together in tight quarters floating in space. Capitalism rules everything, with no true government...

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Survival Geeks

Writers: Gordon Rennie & Emma Beeby
Artist: Neil Googe

After meeting Simon at a club, Sam wakes up the next morning in his house with his roommates Rufus and Clive only to find that Clive has turned the house into a vessel for interdimensional travel, and she’s now stuck with the three on their adventures through space and time.

I want to start with the positives of Survival Geeks. There’s clearly a lot of passion and heart put into it, and a sense of fun and adventure as each chapter opens on a new dimension with monsters to fight or an apocalypse to prevent. Nothing is taken too seriously, and the sense of fun that the series has is fairly infectious...

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Dredd/Anderson: The Deep End

Writers: Arthur Wyatt, Alec Worley
Artists: Ben Willsher, Paul Davidson
Colors: Chris Blythe
Publisher: 2000 AD

In the ruins of a post-nuclear war Earth, 800 Million people live in Mega city One, where the Judges of the Hall of Justice keep order and protect the city. After a storm rolls in from the Cursed Earth surrounding Mega City One, Judge Dredd has to deal with a mysterious serial killer with mutant powers. Meanwhile, Judge Anderson tries to prove that she has what it takes to be a Judge, even as her telepathic powers make it difficult for her to be as harsh as the law requires.

As I said in my previous Judge Dredd review, I don’t know much about this world or these characters, but as I read more stories about them, I find myself being drawn in...

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