Thursday, 25 December 2014
2000 AD Christmas Special
2000 AD Christmas Special (Rebellion)
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It's been a while since I picked up a copy of 2000 AD, in fact the last issue I got was the summer special, the first for some time. This annual edition differs from the norm in that this over-sized edition is published to cover the holiday period and kick starts new stories.
The most famous creation of this long running and only survivor of the weekly comics that used to appear in our newsagents is of course Judge Dredd.
He appears in two stories, the first part of Dark Justice, which seems to herald the return of the Dark Judges (the ones from an alternate dimension where they consider life the source of all crime, so.. you get the picture. The second and complete Dredd feature is at the rear of the book. The Ghost of Christmas, a variation of the old Dickens tale, which sees some villains get their comeuppance once and for all.
The rest of the fare is fairly typical 2000 AD material and their appeal will vary depending on your personal tastes, a perennial problem with anthology titles which may have contributed to their demise.
However Jageur: Brothers in Arms and Ulysses Sweet caught my attention.
The weekly editions return on 7th January 2015 if you want to continue these adventures.
Also published this month by Rebellion is the Judge Dredd Megazine which also features all new stories from the beginning. They didn't have one in WH Smiths when I popped in Christmas Eve so I'll have to keep a look out.