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Reviews: 2000 AD - Prog 2351 & Battle Action #5
From Rebellion and out now are two new comics - 2000 AD - Prog 2351 and the fifth issue of Battle Action - get them in print or digitally now!
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2000 AD - Prog 2351
Judge Dredd: Poison by Rob Williams (w) PJ Holden (a) Peter Doherty (c) Simon Bowland (l)
The beginning of a new and interesting arc. The fallout from Hershey’s death continues, and we get the investigation. I loved how this built up, and Dredd is holding in (most) of his fury. We’ve got a way to go before the end of this story!
Feral & Foe: Bad Godesberg by Dan Abnett (w) Richard Elson (a) Jim Campbell (l)
A good re-introduction here. I loved the showcase of the duo and the magic and action. I really liked how we got the cast of characters and their quest in this issue. Things are not as they seem, and I can see more horrors to come. I enjoy the art in this series.
Helium: Scorched Earth by Ian Edginton (w) D'Israeli (a) Simon Bowland (l)
There is some royal intrigue to start us off and a story to get new readers into the world as we see it. I like the transition to the now, and the next part should throw us into the action.
Judge Dredd vs Robo-Hunter by Garth Ennis (w) Henry Flint (a) Rob Steen (l)
It's an entertaining one-shot with an ending I didn’t see coming. I liked how both characters leaned into their character types. Some classic art, too.
Battle Action #5
Hellman of Condor Legion by Garth Ennis (w) Mike Dorey (a) Rob Steen (l)
A bit of a prologue for Hellman here, featured in the Spanish Civil War. Even so, we gets hints of the character to come and some good ideas about the man himself. The theme is quite adult in places and fits right in with the horrors of this war and the one to come.
Nine Petrova & The Angels of Death: Night Will Fall by Torunn Grønbekk (w) Patrick Goddard (a) Jason Wordie (c) Rob Steen (l)
On a different front, I enjoyed this story. There was a degree of comeuppance for one character, and I saw that coming. The story was well written and brought home some personal aspects of the war for one character.
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