Tiptoeing around the minefield that is the debate over this all female creator issue and the accusations of tokensim and exploitation, Luke checks out this year’s Sci Fi Special and finds it wanting.
This year’s 2000AD FCBD contribution was an “all ages” take on some of our favourite characters. But this isn’t The Mighty One’s first attempt. The last published venture by the House of Tharg to create a younger / all ages title looked to capitalise on a certain mid ’90s film. Luke takes a look so you don’t have to. You’re welcome.
Judge Dredd : Lawman Of The Future
By Luke Williams
Oh dear, IDW are at it again . Is this as Dreddful (guffaw)as their recent efforts, or does it hark back to the promise of the “JD Year One” and “Mars Attacks Judge Dredd”?
Judge Dredd : Under Siege #1
By : Mark Russell, Max Dunbar, Jose Luis Rio & Simon Bowland
Review by Luke Williams
Luke & partner in crime head across the Severn Bridge to geek out for the day and empty their bank accounts at a convention that is tailor made.
A little slow off the mark as it’s been on the stands for a few months now, Luke takes a butchers at the latest Dan Dare revival. Will it go the way of the last few?
Luke’s reading pile next to the marital bed is growing ever higher. Risking life threatening injury, he picks out 2000AD’s contribution to this year’s Free Comic “Book”( if you must) Day. Is it a worthy attempt to snare new readers? Or just a vain bid at drawing attention to the Prog’ and a dry run in a longer term plan to refocus the title?