Jumping on Prog!!! This review is brought to you in partnership with that great writing lubricant, Navy Strength Cannonball Edinburgh Gin, and the letter “F”. Luke takes a look at the latest attempt at attracting new and lapsed readers. And you know, spoilers. But it has been a week – if you haven’t read it yet, where have you been?
In an irregular series, i.e., when he feels like it. Luke takes a look at Maestro Carlos Ezquerra’s work that may have been overlooked by Squaxx.
Remember the 90s? When everyone gritted their teeth, was super muscley to carry all the guns they had and doors had to be extra wide to accommodate their extreme body shape and the veritable armoury hanging off their torso and every limb ?
Luke does too. He also remembers when British superscribe and Dredd co creator John Wagner dipped his toe into DC Universe based vigilantism, that didn’t involve a bat (well, not much anyway), but did involve guns. Lots of them.
As part of an irregular series of looks at 2000AD related strips, Luke takes a look at Wagner and Dave Johnson’s curio “Chain Gang War”.
Not to be confused with the kids title, Luke reminisces about one of the great “could’ve beens” of British comics. Sidestepping the politics behind its creation and demise (well most of them anyway, fascinating though they are) he takes a look at the content, and found that whilst there is some dross, there is a lot to love.
It’s amazing that the Meg’ is still here after all the tribulations since its debut in 1990. It’s far more consistent than it’s older sibling. Overcome with enthusiasm this week for publications from the House of Tharg, managing something twice in a weekend for the first time since his thirties, Luke rambles for a few hundred words on this special anniversary issue.
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