Euan Darroch's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: All-Comic Reviews: 45
7.7Avg. Review Rating

9
2000AD #2073

Mar 22, 2018

Everything you need to introduce you to the galaxies greatest comic or to entice lapsed readers back to the fold.

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9
2000AD #2074

Mar 24, 2018

One of the best progs of recent times which sets up several very promising storylines.

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8
2000AD #2075

Mar 31, 2018

The prog continues its recent run of top-quality thrills!

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8
2000AD #2076

Apr 10, 2018

The prog keeps the run of quality going with a solid display of what it does well.

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8
2000AD #2077

Apr 19, 2018

The A's have it! Atalia, Alpha and Anderson elevate an otherwise unremarkable prog.

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6
2000AD #2079

May 4, 2018

The whole is strangely less than the sum of it's parts in an unfortunately unbalanced issue of the galaxy's greatest comic.

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7
2000AD #2080

May 15, 2018

All told it's a prog that gives us a lot of old favourites to savour along with a modern twist. 2000ad is still on strong form.

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8
2000AD #2081

May 15, 2018

A new thrill with promise, a welcome return to Deadworld, a happy ending for Team Alpha, the completion of a too-long joke and a quality Dredd one-off. The prog is on form, bring on 2082!

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8
2000AD #2082

May 23, 2018

It's too early to be sure but the new-look Red feels like she's very much on the right track after years of misuse. With Dredd and Skip Tracer treading new ground and Deadworld excelling as usual, the prog is on song.

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8
2000AD #2083

Jun 13, 2018

A great prog all in all. Skip Tracer may have missed the mark but everything else hits it perfectly!

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8
2000AD #2084

Jun 13, 2018

A Prog that plays in all the right grey areas. Nothing is simple. It's a rich and compelling mixture.

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8
2000AD #2085

Jun 13, 2018

A zarjaz prog for squaxx of all colours. It's shaping up to a very satisfying run, even Survival Geeks adds to the quality.

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8
2000AD #2087

Jul 2, 2018

All stories are on song this week. The quality output of the prog continues with impressive consistency.

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8
2000AD #2088

Jul 6, 2018

Another great prog. Developing stories bear fruit and new Dredd looks as good as vintage.

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8
2000AD #2089

Jul 16, 2018

Another excellent edition; Dredd and Red reach high notes with their respective conclusions. Next week, get your Resting Bitch Face ready and spray on your Compelling Male Musk Odour for the return of Grey Area.

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8
2000AD #2090

Jul 19, 2018

Art and writing of the highest quality with the perfect blend of new and old, epics and one-offs. Roll on next week!

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8
2000AD #2091

Jul 25, 2018

The prog continues its fine run, all the creative talents are firing on all cylinders.

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8
2000AD #2092

Aug 1, 2018

Another strong showing from the prog. As Deadworld concludes, let's hope the replacement next week will match up to the standard set here.

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8
2000AD #2093

Aug 4, 2018

Harrison's art is a treat. The panels of plot are piled on top of an indistinct shanty town that could be any refugee camp on earth.

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8
2000AD #2094

Aug 20, 2018

An excellent conclusion to Dredd keeps the quality high in an overall strong prog.

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7
2000AD #2095

Aug 26, 2018

It's a prog that shines more artistically than in writing. Abnett's grasp on immigration issues in Grey Area is meaty food for thought.

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7
2000AD #2096

Sep 5, 2018

A solid prog elevated by some excellent human touches in Grey Area and The Order.

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8
2000AD #2097

Sep 5, 2018

A great prog, with all the stories hitting their stride perfectly.

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7
2000AD #2101

Oct 4, 2018

A prog front loaded with excellence which risks running out of steam towards the end.

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7
2000AD #2102

Oct 7, 2018

Sublime stuff in Brink and Dredd, but falls on its face with Skip Tracer.

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7
2000AD #2103

Oct 18, 2018

It's a strong set of stories in total, Brink in particular, but let down by a stale-feeling Skip Tracer.

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8
2000AD #2104

Oct 28, 2018

A great prog with every story developing well.

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8
2000AD #2105

Nov 4, 2018

The prog continues in its stride of excellent stories. Not a beat missed.

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8
2000AD #2106

Nov 12, 2018

The prog makes a fine mix of styles this week but not sacrificing quality for a moment.

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8
2000AD #2107

Nov 25, 2018

Another excellent prog. Infestinauts may be a bit lightweight for some but the rest are all hitting heavily.

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8
2000AD #2109

Dec 9, 2018

An excellent prog with Dredd and Brink as good as anything out there in comics.

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7
2000AD #2110

Dec 9, 2018

A very enjoyable prog. Fun in general with Brink showing how good it can get.

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7
2000AD #2116

Feb 20, 2019

Played with just about the right amount of realism, it has just enough Constantine to feel like a modern-day horror. That said, the character design for Mercury as Cockney wanker in pork pie hat jerks the reader out of the story with its cringe factor. Despite that, Austin makes a solid job of everything else, particularly the pig-man who is far more horrifying than he has any right to be.

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7
2000AD #2118

Feb 20, 2019

There's a brutality to proceedings that makes it look like a miracle that anyone survives. Even after victory there's an atmosphere breach which inflicts further casualties. O'Grady annihilates those poor souls in a caustic miasma. He fills the remaining panels with poison before Rennie poisons the victory with words and the reality of the Nu Earth conflict. Take a breath. It's all over until next time.

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7
2000AD #2119

Feb 24, 2019

A strong showing all round, even without Brink, the Prog has strength in depth.

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7
2000AD #2120

Apr 8, 2019

Solid and compelling, the Prog has developed some excellent storylines.

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7
2000AD #2129

Apr 29, 2019

All in all, it's a wee bit of a patchy prog. Edginton's stories certainly rise above the rest but there's nothing weak here. Editorially it plays a blinder with 3 tales going into the fortnight break on cliffhangers. Nicely played Tharg.

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8
2000AD #2131

May 21, 2019

2000AD Prog 2131 is strong in all areas with something for everyone, it's a clever and satisfying entry this week.

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8
2000AD #2132

May 22, 2019

A cracking prog; quality on almost every page.

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7
2000AD #2134

Jun 6, 2019

Good job by everyone this week. A solid anthology.

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7
2000AD #2135

Jun 18, 2019

It's an episode that shows the changing relationship between the characters. Not least as Crixus' leadership grows to command the company, not to everyone's liking. Ablard seems unhappy with the shift in the power dynamic. Edginton appears to be hinting at one resolution to this before drop-kicking us in a completely new direction and leaving us hanging.

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9
2000AD Villains Takeover Special #1

May 11, 2019

Villains takeover is a huge success. Every story is a winner and the Weston Ezquerra tribute would bring a tear to a glass eye. Add an extra point to the rating for only costing you 99p if you want.

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9
Judge Dredd Megazine #396

May 17, 2018

[The Corrosion is] a well crafted first episode. The greater length of the Megazine allows the scene to be set in a way that the Prog wouldn't have managed anywhere near as effectively. It introduces the protagonists, establishes the rules of the game and sets the goals. It may not even be a bad thing if we never get more than a glimpse of the Queen herself.

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8
Judge Dredd Megazine #398

Aug 3, 2018

All in all, it's been a high standard of quality in the Meg this month. Next month, everything concludes ahead of the promised bumper crop of Meg #400.

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8
Judge Dredd Megazine #399

Aug 26, 2018

The Meg ties everything together nicely in preparation for #400. A pretty special Alan Grant supplement is the cherry on top.

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