Cover:

Its a stock Alpha cover, but as stock covers go this is a pretty good one (and to be honest anythings better than prog 1765’s ridiculous cover). Its nicely drawn and stands out on the shelf, which is one of the most important things for a cover to do.

Judge Dredd – Day of Chaos: Eve of Destruction – Part 2:

Only five days to go untill the Day of Chaos itself, and things are moving along pretty nicely. Going by this installment its not just the Sovs that the judges have to worry about, as the terrorist group “Rage Against The Megs” seems to be targetting the Big Meg also. The Day of Chaos story arc is slowly building up the tension effectively, and I have full confidence that once the day itself arrives, we won’t be dissapointed.

Grey Area – Meet & Greet – Part 4:

I’m really not feeling this story at all so far. It’s not really doing anything wrong, but I am finding little to keep me interested while reading. It’s still early days for Grey Area though, so I shall give it a fair chance.

Nikolai Dante – The Wedding of Jena Makarov – Part 4:

Like Dredd, Dante is building up the tension nicely right now. It appears that there is going to be a huge battle to bring Nikolai Dante to a close, and I for one am really enjoying reading it. I can’t help wishing that Dante would hurry up and escape though.

Absalom – Ghosts of London – Part 2:

I was delighted when Absalom returned last prog, and my delight continues this time around. A cracking story coupled with the best art in the prog, means this is one story that is firing on all cylinders.

Strontium Dog – The Project – Part 4:

Concern over Johnny Apha’s wellbeing continues, as we get more hints that something just isn’t right about him since his resurrection. Hearing voices in his head, and calling Middenface “Wulf” this time around is intriguing stuff, and is actually more interesting than the main plot of the contract thats been put out on Johnny. I enjoyed reading Strontium Dog once again, and am thrilled that its back in the prog.

Overall:

Best prog of the year so far, with only Grey Area being less than great.

Thrill of the Week: Absalom.

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