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Friday, April 24, 2009

Prog 816 02/01/93

Another enjoyable Finn adventure comes to an end, this prog. Mandy, the eternal, triple crosses everyone so that Finn is able to snatch the Tabula Rasa and use its powers to kill an alien and a few of its shining followers. Seeing him snap his fingers and three middle aged men in business suits fall out of the sky made me think that this thrill must be a due a 2009 reprint if only because currently we all hate bankers and crave a simpler way of life apparently.

The short run Robo-Hunter Ace of Slades also finishes this prog. In it, Sam teams up with various alternate reality versions of himself to defeat the most evil Slade of all. Seeing all of these wrong interpretations of Sam is quite good fun, including a girl one and another based upon Saddam Hussain, but it did make me think that the wrongest Slade of all is the Mark Millar version we’ve had to experience for the last year or so.

Sam Slade artist, Anthony Williams, also draws this week’s Judge Dredd New Year story, written by Garth Ennis. After analysing the loadstone, the one from Judgement Day which now has Sabbat’s severed head perched on top of it, Tech-Judges learn that it still has some power and will continue to exude influence for a while longer. This is exactly the sort of news those of us irritated by Judgement Day don’t want to hear. I was hoping we would all be pretending that it didn’t happen from now on.

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  • OK, so Judgement Day wasn't the greatest of stories, but this little coda was great! I suppose it does help knowing that the half zombie concept isn't ever referred to again, I don't think.

    By Blogger alexf, at 12:24 pm  

  • Thank god :-)

    By Blogger Paul Rainey, at 5:25 pm  

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