Cover:

Unlikely to be a contender for cover of the year, but its still nice enough. Borisenko’s face looks particularly effective as it gazes over the chaos he is unleashing, while theres also a reference to Ace Trucking if you look hard enough.

Judge Dredd – Day of Chaos: Eve of Destruction – Part 4:

So Mega City One is officially locked down, as yet another Sov agent attempts to enter by alternate means. Its become increasingly clear that the Judge’s are grasping at straws to save themselves, as Dredd describes the plan to quarantine all people who have been in contact with an infected person as “the one thing that could save us”. Once again Judge Dredd is firing on all cylinders as the Day of Chaos draws ever closer, and theres even a nice tribute to Gary Speed in this installment.

Grey Area – Feel the Noise – Part 2:

I actually enjoyed this a lot more this time around. While there doesn’t seem to be any sort of story arc as yet, this weeks installment was much more enjoyable than previous installments, and has given me new hope that Grey Area could be something worth reading. Karl Richardson’s art is faultless as always.

Nikolai Dante – The Wedding of Jena Makarov – Part 6:

Jena is now standing at the aisle, so its fortunate that Dante has escaped and is ready to unleash mayhem. I actually felt like cheering when Dante addressed the crowds watching on TV to revolt. I don’t know how long this final Dante strip has got left but so long as its this good then I hope its around for a while yet.

Absalom – Ghosts of London – Part 4:

An interesting new character is introduced this week in the form of Absalom’s imprisoned former boss, The Guv’nor. Once again this is a master class in how to write comic strips, and I think Absalom could be well on its way to surpassing its parent series Caballistics Inc.

Strontium Dog – The Project – Part 6:

Strontium Dog somewhat marks time this week, but it still an entertaining read. Judging by the cliffhanger, next week could be when we find out more about just exactly what has been wrong with Johnny since his resurrection. Strangely on the third panel of the final page Johnny appears to have eyes, or at least eyes with pupils rather than his usual blank ones. It will be interesting to see if this is something that is picked up on at a later date.

Overall:

The prog just seems to be getting better and better with each passing week, with even Grey Area improving. I honestly can’t remember the last time 2000AD has been quite this good.

Thrill of the Week: Absalom.

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