Oodles of thrill power this week, including a 2000AD Jumping On Prog for the spring.
2000 AD Prog 2123 is out now!
This issue sees a zarjaz new line-up commence in the shape of the second series of Kingmaker, a rip-roaring role-playing adventure for the Survival Geeks, and a complete Mega-City thriller featuring 22nd-century cop Judge Dredd!
Add to that the beginning of the climactic arc for Grey Area and you’ve got yourself another awe-inspiring package of cosmic excellence!
Judge Dredd Megazine, launches head-first in to Spring with a set of stunning of stories!
Judge Dredd’s tangle with homicidal vegetation comes to its climax in the finale of Planted, plus more instalments of Lawless, Storm Warning, Blunt, and The Torture Garden.
Elsewhere, we catch up with writer Dan Watters and artist Caspar Wjingaard – two young Brit creators making a name for themselves in US comics – and investigate Gryyym, a new crowdfunded French anthology that takes inspiration from 2000 AD!
Also, as the Treasury of British Comics imprint releases the collected Fran of the Floods this month – a topical climate-change thriller from the pages of girls’ comic Jinty – we take a look at the phenomenon of Tammy, Sandie and the rest, and examine how their storytelling techniques spearheaded by the likes of Pat Mills and Gerry Finley-Day still stand up today.
Blogger Jenni Scott points out that when these titles stopped being published, the stories simply vanished, not getting the reprints afforded to 2000 AD or Battle. Now, that’s being corrected as various strips finally see the light of day once more, properly credited to their creators.
The latest collection from the Treasury of British Comics is written by Alan Davidson with art by Phil Gascoine. Fran of the Floods is set in a world where runaway climate change has resulted in the melting of the polar ice caps, causing an onslaught of never ending rain.
As Fran Scott’s town begins to disappear underwater and, after losing her parents in the chaos, she decides to seek out her sister June in Scotland. But as society begins to crumble around her, Fran must overcome a vast array of dangers, including disease, wild animals, marauding gangs of vicious thugs and most bizarre of all, the self-proclaimed King of Glasgow!
Jinty was a weekly comic for girls, but with a difference, published by Fleetway from 1974 to 1981. While other girls’ comics focused on romance and soap opera, Jinty concentrating on science fiction and fantastical stories. Many of the stories addressed concerns of the time, with the growing environmentalism of the 1970s manifesting itself in stories such as Fran, Jassy’s Wand of Power, The Green People, and The Birds.
More details on the 2000AD website https://2000ad.com/