Henry Flint is perhaps one of the most popular atists working on 2000AD today, drawing everything from A.B.C. Warriors to Zombo. Its no suprise then that he was chosen to have a collection showcasing his work on Judge Dredd. Whats immediatly obvious upon reading this collection, is just how versatile Flint’s artwork can be. If I didn’t know better I would have sworn some of the stories were drawn by different artists, such is his ability (you only have to compare his work on Dredd to his work on Zombo to see what I mean). Every story is drawn superbly, from the slightly more rough art on “Mrs Gunderson’s Little Adventure”, to the gory-ness of “The Gingerbread Man”. 

The stories are something of a mixed bag, although theres nothing really bad here. Most of them are self contained stories from the Megazine and, whilst fun to read are hardly essential. Perhaps the only story of note here is “The Gingerbread Man”, in which Byron Ambrose (in reality serial killer P.J.Maybe in disguise) becomes the mayor of Mega City one, a storyline which would continue for a long time in the Prog. Thats not to say the other strips are to be ignored however. There’s a couple of Christmas stories here alongside some other one offs, which are fun enough while they last.

“The Henry Flint Collection” is not an essential purchase, seeing as it does not contain any of the more epic story lines that Flint has put his pencils too. However it is a lot of fun to read, and it goes without saying that the art is top quality throughout. If you can pick it up for a decent price then you could do a lot worse than this.

7/10

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