A rare Friday arrival! Lucky me!
The stand-out story this week is Judge Dredd: Boxing Day
by Rob Williams and Chris Weston. It's a fun story of the old school variety, with lots of references to classic characters, but done in a way that won't alienate readers who don't know them. Weston's art is characteristically very detailed and colourful, and when I finished the story I went back and looked at all the pages again, something I almost never do. Later I discovered that he's also done a double-page pin-up of Dredd and Chopper.
My second favourite was new thrill Hope
, by Guy Adams and Jimmy Broxton. Only five pages to go on, but it looks promising. A sort of 1940s cross between Hellblazer and Watchmen, by the look of it. Looking forward to see how it develops.
The new series of Kingdom
gets off to a cracking start. There's a new series called Kingmaker
by Ian Edginton and Leigh Gallagher (in colour),
There are one-off episodes of Deadworld, Ace Trucking Co
. Aquila moves into the 14th century and is an enjoyably bloody tale, and my favourite instalment of the series so far. The other two, and The Order,
I haven't read yet as I don't want to finish the whole thing in one sitting. And there are text articles about Misty
and about a novel by Pat Mills and Kev O'Neill. And a Droid Life
All in all, a very good end of year prog.