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2000 AD 14 (29 May 1977)

Good grief it’s a bad one. The only good story is the Dredd one. Wagner packs way too much action into its pages; even though Ian Gibson tries hard, he’s too rushed. But it’s still a solid story. The Invasion story isn’t terrible, but it’s got a frantic pace too. And it’s dumb–the peaceful nuclear […]

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2000 AD 10 (30 April 1977)

Overall, it’s not a terrible issue. Nothing really stands out as good or bad. The first half of the Dan Dare is okay even–Belardinelli really does do a lot better with space battles than anything else. The Invasion entry has decent art from Eric Bradbury and a nice reveal at the end. Finley-Day’s dialogue’s moronic, […]

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2000 AD 9 (23 April 1977)

What a stinker of an issue. I think the M.A.C.H. 1 might actually be the second best story, which is sort of unbelievable. It opens with a tepid Invasion. Not terrible, but not very good. Carlos Pino’s art is decent. Then a poorly written Flesh about family vacations through time. Studio Giolitti’s writing (whoever it […]

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2000 AD 8 (16 April 1977)

Harlem Heroes takes place in a world with a Mega City-One. That one detail is more diverting than anything else in this issue’s entry, except maybe how Gibbons draws the Russian players. They’re giant bear furries. They’ve been so attired a while now, I just hadn’t bothered to comment. The Invasion story isn’t bad. Finley-Day […]

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