Mike Dorey

2000 AD 27 (27 August 1977)

It’s an issue of endings and new beginnings. Well, more like one ending and a lot of multi-part stories. Harlem Heroes whimpers out of the series, hopefully for good. Tully has this terrible moment where the Heroes mourn a lost teammate, then jump for joy at the thought of their next adventure. Finley-Day reveals the […]

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2000 AD 15 (4 June 1977)

It’s another weak issue. Mike Dorey’s art is real lame on Invasion, but the writing’s worse. Finley-Day actually relies on a huge truck of acid to solve the problem. Flesh is weak too; Sola’s art is distressingly underwhelming. It might just be too rushed–all the art this issue is rushed in some way or another–dinosaurs […]

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2000 AD 13 (21 May 1977)

With a couple exceptions, it’s one of the better 2000 AD progs so far. Invasion is decent; very nice art from Dorey and Finley-Day has learned how to plot out a rewarding cliffhanger. A real surprise is Flesh. Without dinosaurs–this issue’s just future men against giant spiders–the comic is a lot better. Great art from […]

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2000 AD 12 (14 May 1977)

Carlos Pino does the art on Invasion. He does pretty well, though Finley-Day’s script has all these analogues to the Nazis. It seems inappropriate and somewhat insensitive. Flesh has good Sola art and a lame script, as usual, from Gosnell. They should’ve just done it without dialogue. Gosnell even manages to butcher pop culture references. […]

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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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2000 AD 6 (2 April 1977)

More hard going this issue, even though the art’s much better overall. Invasion has decent Ian Kennedy art and a not bad idea from Finley-Day, his execution is just weak. He doesn’t plot it for his page count. Sola does a small dinosaur versus cowboy battle in Flesh. Not a lot of opportunity for the […]

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