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OLIVER #1

Written by Gary Whita

Art by Darick Robertson

Colouring by Diego Rodriguez

Lettering by Simon Bowland

THE DEAL: An orphan raised by clone soldiers on the outskirts of a nuclear wasteland deals with the trials of adolescence … and Armageddon. If Dickens had lived to see the atomic age, this is the story he would have written.

THE GOOD: One word: wow. I’m enthralled by this concept. The art captures the desolation of a post-nuclear apocalypse with the same aesthetic that I saw in my mind as I read Oliver Twist back in the day. It struck me as I flipped through the pages how alike the two worlds really are: the desperation and fear, the loss of identity, the despondence, the sheer grit required to make it through another day of hell – it’s all there...

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2000 AD #2115

JUDGE DREDD- Written by John Wagner

Art by Colin Macneil

Colours by Chris Blythe

Letters by Annie Parkhouse

BRINK: HIGH SOCIETY – Written by Dan Abnett

Art by Inj Culbard

Letters by Simon Bowland

SKIP TRACER – Written by James Peaty

Art by Paul Marshall

Colours by Quinton Winter

Letters by Ellie de Ville

THARG’S 3RILLERS – Written by Robert Murphy

Art by Steven Austin

Colours by Pippa Mather

Letters by Ellie de Ville

FIENDS OF THE WESTERN FRONT – Written by Ian Edginton

Art by Tiernan Trevallion

Letters by Annie Parkhouse

THE DEAL: 2000 AD is a freaking legend! This compilation magazine is the birthplace of not only great series like Judge Dredd and Zenith, but also writers like Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman...

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Project Superpowers Vol 3 #5

Skipping into my first and fifth issue of Project Superpowers Vol 3, a team comic kinda like Fantastic Four, that introduces a conflict in progress from presumably a previous issue. Some if not all characters come from earlier runs in the golden age. And I sit down to determine at the end of the read to determine if it is worthy of a dive into past and future issues?

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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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VALIANT FCBD 2018 SHADOWMAN SPECIAL


Shadowman (2018) Preview

Writer: Andy Diggle

Artist: Stephen Segovia

Colorist: Ulises Arreola

Letterer: Simon Bowland

X-O Manowar (2017) #14 Preview

Writer: Matt Kindt

Artist: Ariel Olivetti

Letterer: Dave Sharpe

Valient Universe 2018

Artist: MJ Kim

Harbinger Wars 2: Preluse #1 Preview

Writer: Eric Heisserer

Artist: Raul Allen

Letterer: Patricia Martin

Publisher: Valiant

Synopsis: On Free Comic Book Day a Preview was released of Shadowman, X-O ManOWar, and Harbinger Wars 2. This includes an unveiling on new cover art, artwork, and storylines.

Review: If you are looking for drama, action, and mystery with stand-out artwork you will enjoy what Valiant has in store for the Shadowman, X-O ManOWar, and Harbinger Wars series. The graphics are eye-catching and rich...

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