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2000 AD PROG #2110


First off this is an anthology book, with 4 stories that take place in the distant or not so distant future. So for the sake of brevity in my review, I’m just going to give a brief synopsis and whether or not I liked the story and/or artwork. I’m not a huge fan of anthology books mainly because I always want more story they tend to be to brief for my taste and this book falls into that for me.

STORY 1:    JUDGE DREDD – TRIAL BY FIRE

STORY – RORY MCCONVILLE

ART – PJ HOLDEN

COLORS – JIM BOSWELL

LETTERS – ANNIE PARKHOUSE

SYNOPSIS: IN A PLACE CALLED MEGA-CITY ONE, IN 2140 AD. HOME TO OVER 100 MILLION CITIZENS. ON THE EAST COAST OF POST APOCALYPTIC NORTH AMERICA. CRIME IS RAMPANT AND ONLY THE JUDGES (EMPOWERED TO DISPENSE JUSTICE) CAN STOP TOTAL ANARCHY...

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Aquaman / Jabberjaw Special #1

Somehow the character of Jabberjaw keeps popping up in cameos for various shows since his meager 16 episode run in the mid-1970s. He’s a talking, airbreathing, shark, who plays drums for a band called the Neptunes. I honestly have no idea why this particular crossover needed to exist, and as often as not either does the book itself.

Paul Pelletier art is really good. He’s taken a 1970’s VERY cartoon shark and made him fit into a more realistic world. Dan Abnett’s writing is also very good. Aquaman doesn’t take himself too seriously, referencing several standing jokes about how the world outside of the story often sees him. I don’t know how true to the original source his Jabberjaw is, but it feels like something that would come from that era of Hanna-Barbera cartoons...

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Lawless: Welcome to Badrock

BRINGING LAW TO THE LAWLESS!

A FRONTIER TOWN IN THE ASS-END OF NOWHERE ON A FRONTIER PLANET IN THE ASS-END OF THE GALAXY

Welcome to Badrock, where the synthol flows freely, fights break out daily and scavengers bicker over pieces of scrap found in the war-scarred badlands. Good thing they have a new Colonial Marshall, no-nonsense Metta Lawless, to keep the peace!

Tensions between Meks, Muties, Uplifts and Humans are rife and only she can bring the change that Badrock needs. But for the local branch of ruthless inter-galactic hypercorp, Munce Inc. change is bad for business… How far will they go to protect their investments?

DAN ABNETT

Writer

PHIL WINSLADE

Artist

PHIL WINSLADE

Cover Artist

“Though I’ve written a few short Dredd stories, my first major foray into his universe was the se...

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