The latest issue of 2000AD – Prog 2107 – is on sale today in all good newsagents, wrapped in a creepy cover by Clint Langley – and there are two great graphic collections out from Rebellion this week, too, one featuring art by the late, great Carlos Ezquerra.
I’m really enjoying the current “3rillers” tale by Arthur Wyatt, Pye Parr’s art is just terrific… and “Skip Tracer” continues to be a blast.
Also out this week – the collection of Hope… for the Future by Guy Adams and Jimmy Broxton , lettered by Simon Bowland and, from the pages of Battle, El Mestizo, by Alan Hebden and Carlos Ezquerra.
In an alternate post-war 1940s Los Angeles, where occult forces are a fact of life, Mallory Hope is a private detective haunted by his past… and by the demon he works with.
When a new case involving a missing boy reminds him of his own lost child, Hope is determined to find him. But he soon discovers all is not what it seems, with dark powers lurking behind the lights of Hollywood…
Hope is a gritty detective tale from Guy Adams and Jimmy Broxton that blends classic Hollywood noir with the occult…
El Mestizo is a bitter sweet and much-needed collection of Alan Hebden and the late Carlos Ezquerra’s unconventional Western series.
In 1862, as the American Civil War tears a nation in two, dangerous men prosper through bloodshed. El Mestizo was once a slave who managed to escape to Mexico. Now he’s come back over the border, a mercenary for hire. But is he really allied to neither side?
High-octane revenge Western from the co-creator of Judge Dredd., perfect for fans of Moebius’s Blueberry and the motion picture Django Unchained.
Here’s a look at this week’s 2000AD stories…
JUDGE DREDD // THE SMALL HOUSE
by Rob Williams (Writer) Henry Flint (Artist) Chris Blythe (Colour) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)
Mega-City One, 2140 AD. Home to over 100 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Crime is rampant, and only the Judges — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! Now, Dredd and a small team of colleagues are determined to stop Smiley and his death-squad of stealth Judges…
SKIP TRACER // LEGION
by James Peaty (Writer) Colin MacNeil (Artist) Dylan Teague (Colour) Ellie De Ville (Letterer)
The Cube, the 27th century. This vast city floating in the depths of space was once a monitoring station, but has been refitted by the Earth-led Consociation as a solution to a universal housing problem. It’s now home to every kind of undesirable and wanted criminal. That’s where SKIP TRACER Nolan Blake comes in, a former soldier turned tracker. Now, an entity called Legion has been released from his brother’s mind…
BRINK // HIGH SOCIETY
by Dan Abnett (Writer) INJ Culbard (Artist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)
The late 21st century, and through environmental catastrophe and industrial overload Earth has been reduced to a wasteland. Mankind finally evacuated the planet in 2072 and millions were housed in a number of deep-space Habitats. Bridget Kurtis, investigator with the Habitat Security Division, was involved in a sect-crime case that saw her partner murdered. Now, she’s gone undercover on Yuliya Habitat…
THARG’S 3RILLERS // INFESTINAUTS ARE GO!
by Arthur Wyatt (Writer) Pye Parr (Art and Letters)
Three episodes, one complete, self-contained story — a condensed hit of super-charged Thrill-power beamed to you directly from the Nerve Centre! For stomach upsets, future technology has developed the nano-robots called Intestinauts, which fight parasites and bacteria in the gut. When it comes to epidermal problems, however, you’re going to need the Infestinauts, locked and loaded to tackle all kinds of infectious bugs….
KINGDOM // ALPHA AND OMEGA
by Dan Abnett (Writer) Richard Elson (Artist) Abigail Bulmer (Colour) Ellie De Ville (Letterer)
Earth, the far future. Mankind has been all but destroyed, those still surviving forced into hiding by Them — insectile creatures that have taken over the world. Charged with protecting humanity are genetically engineered dog-soldiers like Gene the Hackman — savage warriors that patrol the wilderness. Now, Gene, Pause and Leezee Sower have escaped the Masters’ orbital, but Gene’s the prisoner of Skinner’s next-gen Riders…