Yes, this is the best Nick Dyer art I've seen to date - I think I prefer him in black and white - and also the best McCrea art I've seen. The latter has a touch of Vince Locke and also Frank Miller when he was good, and the 80's letratone effects just elevate it to the sublime.
Agree with you regarding the monochrome delights of Dyer, but after a re-read of Harvey (like Greg M, this story instantly grabbed me and I found myself picking the Prog up again today for an encore), I think McCrea was just a bit
sharper on Mars Attacks Judge Dredd
Still, I've all the time in the world for his work- it's great stuff.
Overall the new line-up is 5/5 for me.
Interesting that Tharg has retained a slot for Future Shocks in an opening line-up.
I could be wrong, but is this the first time that's happened?
The Future Shocks (and associated one-offs) are usually reserved for the tail end of a run, filling in the gaps before a new set of series start.