320. 2000 AD Prog 1800

2000 AD Prog 1800: 12 Sept, 2012 (available at your local comic book dealer)
Judge Dredd: 2000 AD, Prog 1800

Pages: 32
Ages: 14+
Finished: Nov. 22, 2012
First Published: Sep. 12, 2012
Publisher: 2000 AD
Genre: YA, comic book, science fiction
Rating: 4/5

Acquired:  Bought new at my local comic book dealer.

Reason for Reading: I am enjoying my Judge Dredd and 2000AD trade reading so much I decided to take the plunge and start a pull list at my comic shop.  I started with this issue because it was promoted at garnering new readers by having all new story-lines starting in this issue.

100% totally enjoyed my first look into a brand new 2000 AD prog, even though one of the stories wasn't the greatest I loved its art.  This issue includes:

Judge Dredd: The Death of Dan-E Cannon - A short stand-alone story which shows us Dredd's usual disdain for robots and technology in general when a satellite cannon goes rogue firing on earth.  Typical Dredd-lite.  4/5

Brass Sun: The Wheel of Worlds Pt. 1 by Ian Edington - A new story starting this issue.  I love Edington and a brief glimpse showed great art by I.N.J. Culbard.  This opening issue is a double length story where we are introduced to a future world run by a clockwork solar system.  The world has an Ancient Roman flavour to it, has people worshipping the brass sun and has some of the people getting wise to the fact that the clockworks are slowing down.  These are labeled heretics and burned at the stake.  Intrigue is introduced as a young girl is sent off on her own with a mission and to protect her uncle's journal.  After she leaves the uncle's home is invaded and he is arrested.  5/5

The ABC Warriors: Return to Earth - I haven't read this series before.  Tons of futuristic mecha robots and fantastic art.  Story mainly seems to introduce this team of chemical warriors working on Mars and gives some background on their nemesis, Medusa.  We learn they are interested in contacting an awe-inspiring warrior named Tubal Caine. 3/5

Grey Area: This Island Earth Pt. 1 - Love Lee Carter's art on this one!  Grey Area is in Arizona and where Extra-Terrestrials are housed who are seeking immigration to Earth.  Policed by a special unit, xenophobia running rampant, inter-species bickering cause this to be a not so nice place.  A couple breaks down on the highway within seeing distance of Grey Area; they call in Recovery and are awaiting helps arrival when a black expensive vehicle pulls up.  Within 20 minutes Recovery arrives to find the mutilated bodies and their car's onboard device has tagged the plate of the only passing traffic vehicle since their break down as a Grey Area Diplomat!  Not looking good... 5/5