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Detective Comics #1000

Writers: Scott Snyder, Kevin Smith, Warren Ellis, Denny O’Neil, Christopher Priest, Brian Michael Bendis, Geoff Johns, James Tynion IV, Tom King, Peter J. Tomasi

Artists: Greg Capullo, Jim Lee, Becky Cloonan, Steve Epting, Neal Adams, Alex Maleev, Kelley Jones, Alvaro Martinez-Bueno, Tony S. Daniel & Joëlle Jones, Doug Mahnke

Inks: Jonathan Glapion, Scott Williams, Raul Fernandez, Jaime Mendoza & Doug Mahnke

Colors: FCO Plascencia, Alex Sinclair, Jordie Bellaire, Elizabeth Breitweiser, Dave Stewart, Alex Maleev, Michelle Madsen, Brad Anderson, Tomeu Morey, David Baron

Letters: Tom Napolitano, Todd Klein, Simon Bowland, Andworld Design, Willie Schubert, Josh Reed, Rob Leigh, Sal Cipriano, Clayton Cowles

1000 issues is a milestone few characters will ever see, and even fewer titles will see...

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RONIN ISLAND #1

Ronin Island 1 cover

Oh, goodie! says I. I was looking forward to an alternate history. What I got was more like anime. But that’s awesome, too. Shall we dive in together?

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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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