Allan Bevan-Haines's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: All-Comic Reviews: 24
8.5Avg. Review Rating

8.0
2000AD #2028

Apr 26, 2017

The current run of 2000 AD stories is a rewarding read each week but now we're mid-way through some of them, it feels as though there is a storm coming ("Viene la tormenta!" to make another Terminator 2 reference). How each title is going to conclude is impossible to say and this keeps the reader guessing and craving more. It's exciting to think of what other titles 2000 AD have in store for us this year, yet some of these current story arcs seem to be as good as they could possibly get.

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6.0
2000AD #2029

May 6, 2017

Overall, Prog 2029 continues a number of great story arcs, but stops one of them somewhat abruptly. With events unfolding and feeding the reader plenty of potential in most titles, it is a little disappointing that one of the titles still hasn't quite found its legs, despite giving us some interesting and unexplained events.

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10
2000AD #2030

May 10, 2017

2000 AD Prog 2030 is available on Wednesday 10th May in stores, online and digitally via www.2000adonline.com.

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10
2000AD #2031

May 15, 2017

2000 ADProg 2031 boils, simmers,and explodes with a perfect balance of differing paces and eclectic titles. 2017 is shaping up tobe a great year to be a 2000 AD reader.

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8.0
2000AD #2032

May 24, 2017

This week saw the conclusion of Judge Dredd:Sons of Booth which although ended in a suitably ironic manner, did not necessarily live up to the initial political commentary that was originally hinted at. Prog 2032 continues some epic story arcs in Brink,Scarlet Traces,and Cursed: The Fall of Deadworld whichhave been a treat to read. The fact these are still running is a huge positive and things have been unfolding, twisting and shocking plenty in recent weeks. With Defoe hitting part 7 this week and delivering some great character development, things are heating up nicely all-round as we head deeper into these current stories.

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8.0
2000AD #2035

Jun 14, 2017

This Prog serves pretty well as a jumping-on point with two new story arcs

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8.0
2000AD #2036

Jun 18, 2017

2000 AD Prog 2036 is yet another example of high standards being reached week after week.

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9.0
2000AD #2037

Jun 27, 2017

2000 AD Prog 2037 is fantastic and presents plenty of sci-fi/fantasy/horror while discussing real-world themes and politics in the background. For those who like a dose of thoughtfulness with their escapism, 2000 AD really is the comic you need in your life. This Prog ties everything together into one amazing issue.

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8.0
2000AD #2038

Jul 3, 2017

2000 ADProg 2038 is another excellent slice of weekly sci-fi mayhem and socio-political commentary. Thank Tharg for the high standards we continue to enjoy.

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9.0
2000AD #2039

Jul 14, 2017

Prog 2039 is simply great...for those who have been following the current stories you'll be wanting to read it, but for those who are merely curious about 2000 AD, Grey Area aloneis worth your change as is the standalone Judge Dredd story 'Box-Office Bomb'.

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9.0
2000AD #2040

Jul 23, 2017

Prog 2041 is yet another great issue with balanced titles keeping the issue fresh and interesting. The calibre of work every week is joyous to read and 2017 continues to be a fantastic year for 2000 AD readers.

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9.0
2000AD #2041

Jul 25, 2017

Prog 2041 is another wonderful issue packed with variation, humour, drama and addictive stories.

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10
2000AD #2042

Jul 30, 2017

Throughout 2017, the quality has been high and with the introduction of new titles, as well as the return of old favourites, it has ensured that 2000 AD is here to stay.

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9.0
2000AD #2043

Aug 8, 2017

The balance of stories and titles is what makes 2000 AD so unique from other titles (not to mention the fact it is weekly!). Each Prog is packed full of variation and this keeps it fresh and interesting. With that, we bid Hunted a farewell but we welcome back Hope next issue. There is something for everyone each week and you never know what might capture your imagination next.

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10
2000AD #2044

Aug 13, 2017

Prog 2044 is another fantastic issue filled with variety from a host of amazing talent.

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8.0
FCBD 2017: 2000 AD #1

May 7, 2017

The very last page of this Prog is full of references from the world of 2000 AD and is suitably fun. On a more serious note, the back cover is a dedication to the late Steve Dillon and is a tasteful and stylish tribute.

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8.0
Freeway Fighter #1

May 10, 2017

Freeway Fighter #1 introduces familiar settings and themes, but with a fresh character and new story. As introductions go, this is a nigh on perfect attention grabber from the outset. However, with themes and concepts not exactly being ‘original' it remains to be seen whether Freeway Fighter can carve its own niche and set itself apart from the obvious similarity with Mad Max.If any of in the themes above are of interest, this us a must read upas soon as possible.

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9.0
Freeway Fighter #2

Jun 30, 2017

Freeway Fighter #2 delivers a cliff-hanger of chaotic proportions as all hell breaks loose.

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8.0
Judge Dredd Megazine #382

Mar 31, 2017

Overall, Megazine #382 is crammed full of enjoyment and is available now in shops, online and digitally via www.2000adonline.com.

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10
Judge Dredd Megazine #383

Apr 23, 2017

Every story in this issue grabs the reader in different ways and we're now going to have to wait in anticipation for Meg #384"it's going to be worth the wait

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7.0
Judge Dredd Megazine #385

Jun 23, 2017

There is a lot of worthwhile time to be spent reading this issue

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8.0
Judge Dredd Megazine #386

Jul 19, 2017

Meg #386 is packed full of action and holds your attention throughout. With three new stories and the continuation of two very strong titles, we get our dose of story progression and fresh new reads!

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8.0
Sline: The Brutania Chronicles #3

May 1, 2017

Overall, Psychopomp is deeper than you would first expect and Pat Mills is throwing new and emotionally charged challenges at his Celtic berserker. This character-driven adversity makes Sline a surprisingly refreshing read for 2017; far removed from 30 or so years ago where in his first appearance he is seen hustling and cheating a group of onlookers out of their money as they bet that Sline couldn't kill a time-monster. Sline has matured, he's thoroughly enjoyable to read and this latest part to The Brutania Chronicles is a rewarding experience.

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8.0
The Last American #1

Apr 5, 2017

The Last American is ambitious to take on such a huge subject and scale it back from the run-of-the-mill action comic to present a poignant and introspective story. It is at once gripping to read, harrowing to see, and yet in places is funny to the point of laughing out loud. The artwork is wacky at times, but delivers a very sobering look at a post-nuclear Armageddon.

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