Rob Lake reviews 2000 AD Prog 2188…
This week’s Prog 2188 is more of a continuation of the past few issues. Dredd continues his search for Famine in End of Days, Tee battles with the crazed fans in Full Tilt Boogie, Cyd dreams of home in The Out, Captain Bélair recounts her history in The Order, and finally rounding up this week is a week in the life of Damien Dellamore in The Diaboliks.
Judge Dredd: End of Days – Part 5
The adventure – or nightmare, continues this week with Dredd, Anderson, Ichabod Azrael and Co. continuing their hunt for Famine in Brit-Cit.
This so far is shaping up to be one of those classic Dredd stories. Its set to run for another 10 issues and whilst the pace has been relatively slow so far, Rob Williams is literally treating us to the Apocalypse. If the previous chapters are anything to go on the conclusion of this saga will be one to remember.
Full Tilt Boogie – Part 4
Things aren’t going to plan for Tee. With the Prince’s number one fan unable to pay Tee for his rescue, Horus asks if its time to conquer the planet?
Fun stuff again this week from Alex Di Campi, with Tee and Prince Ifan running from the Prince’s fans for totally different reasons. Full Tilt Boogie continues to go from strength to strength and Eduardo Ocana’s artwork is wonderful as always.
The Out – Part 2
Last week’s opening part was brilliant at introducing us to Cyd Finlea and her journey through The Out as a photo-journalist for Earth based Global Neographic. Part 2 continues with Cyd pondering about life back home when Global Neographic fails to pay her. It’s all set during a conversation within an alien barkeep as Cyd talks of home and the frailty of being light years away with no way of contacting home.
Dan Abnett’s writing is on point here and the whole conversation flows between Cyd and the Barkeep. Mark Harrison’s artwork is full of detail and really hits the beauty of Cyd’s surroundings.
The Order: Land of the Free – Part 5
This week delves into the history of Captain Bélair as she recounts her escape from Saint Domingue, while Francis Bacon sets his sights on Philadelphia.
I’m starting to enjoy The Order with its crazy history altering. Armoured Gideon was a pleasant surprise, and delving slightly into Captain Bélair’s past as a former slave made a nice change from Ben Franklin’s musings of his alternative self. With Francis Bacon and his mechanical forces looming on the horizon this has me excited for what is next.
The Diaboliks: Profondo Rosso – Part 1
This week The Diaboliks takes a different approach as a new character is introduced. Played out from the perspective of Damien Dellamore, we join him during a week of his ‘Investigatore di Fantasmi’ which in most cases ends with him in bed with his client.
How he relates to Soloman and Jenny is anyone’s guess but our husband and demonic wife ‘recruit’ Mr. Dellamore to aid them in their fight against the Malleus and the Five Sisters.
There is a slight change this week as Antonio Fuso takes over art duties from Dom Reardon. I would assume this is down to the change in perspective this week but we all know what assuming does…