Luke has spent some of the dosh he has earned from his day job and the ramblings for (cheap plug) “Comic Scene” on a “Marshal Law” figure, the superhero hating character created by 2000AD legends Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill. Yeah, okay he’s had his for a few months, but he’s been busy for crying out loud.
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.
Okay, not 2000AD, but 2000AD related. Luke checks out the reprint of “Psycho Killer” a refugee from the now long deceased “Toxic” a short lived 1990s rival to 2000AD. Written by Pat Mills and Tony Skinner and painted by “Fall Of Deadworld” artist Dave Kendall, Luke finds a lot to love.
With lots of fuss over the film adaptation of the nineties Mills / Skinner creation “Accident Man” Luke fishes his copy of the Titan books collection from the dustier end of his bookshelf.
Timely (more by accident than design) with its “editor” making a reappearance in this year’s Christmas Prog’, Luke checks out “Starlord”, long lost sister title of 2000AD. Worthy stable mate or just an old nag?