2000AD #1904 Review


2000AD_19042000AD #1904 continues the recent line-up with the same five stories. As such, we have Judge Dredd, Stickleback, Greysuit, Ichabod Azrael and Kingdom. Let’s take a look at each.

First up is Judge Dredd, with more of John Wagner’s current storyline. Wagner manages to keep things interested, throwing in plenty of humor along the way, but ultimately manages to push the plot forward. This is supported by Carlos Ezquerra, who continues to provide a unique, colorful take on Mega City One.

Next up is more Stickleback. Ian Edginton offers more back story and, while this issue isn’t exactly full of his trademark humor and wit, it’s nonetheless an interesting read. Still, it feels little more than exposition, although it is always nice to admire D’Israeli’s striking artwork.

Thirdly, we have more Greysuit. Pat Mills offers a dark script that has enough action to finally hold it’s own weight. It’s alittle by the numbers, but that works within the context of the title. As for the artwork, John Higgins offers some decent pencils, while Sally Hurst’s colors leave everything a little dark, grey and blue.

After this comes the continuation of Ichabod Azrael. Rob William’s writes a lot of narration alongside the action this time, but it helps give the title that old fashioned atmosphere with a hint of religous overtones. It’s well paced and Michael Dowling’s black and white artwork suits the title, even if there is an awful lot of blank space.

Finally, we end this issue with more Kingdom. Dan Abnett’s script is decent enough, but it takes a while to kick into the action. This story is taking a long time to tell, but it’s enjoyable in the meanwhile, especially with the detailed pencils of Richard Elson and the colors of Abigail Ryder.

  • + Kingdom looks awesome!
  • + Stickleback and Greysuit are full of charm
  • + Judge Dredd starts to get going places
  • - A lot of slow-rollers this time around

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