Lurking behind a simply stunning Bad Company cover by Mick Cassidy, Peeps the droid delivers some truly brilliant thrills lifted directly from the cortex of The Mighty One Himself in Zarjaz Issue 20 – the latest issue of the brilliant 2000AD-inspired fanzine from Futurequake Press.
It’s a jam-packed issue, but standouts for me this time around have to be “A.B.C. Warriors – Mongrol Handfuls of Smush”, a seven-page story by writer Mark Hobby and artist James Newell; an awesome tale of man versus mutant alligator, “DownlodeTales- Sewer Side”, by writer Tom Proudfoot and artist George Coleman; and perhaps my favourite, script wise on first reading, “Judge Dredd – Dead Soldiers” by writer Karl Stock and artist Tom Bonin.
Which is by no means dismissing the other great strips in this smartly-edited, well presented anthology, which are “BAD Company – From Mud To Murder” by writer Shaun Avery and artist David Broughton; “M.A.C.H. 1 – Mach Of Lies”, a ten page story by writer Mark Howard and artist Matt Herbert; and a great-looking story, “Tales of Mega-City 1-Meg-Way Blues” by writer Umar Ditta and artist Nathan Webb.
This is an excellent homage to 2000AD, well deserving of your galactic groats. And it’s still only £3.00, you don’t deserve it!
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