Mike McMahon

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 7 (9 April 1977)

Poor Judge Dredd. Even with a great page or two from McMahon–he does better with full scenes, not trying to summarize–the story ends on a lame pun from Shaw. Worse, there were some obvious better ones. Invasion has decent art from Sarompas, Flesh has a possibly good setup for the next issue (at least in […]

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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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2000 AD 4 (19 March 1977)

Pat Wright takes over the art on Invasion and it’s immediately less interesting. Gerry Finley-Day’s writing isn’t terrible, but without dynamic art, the cracks show a lot clearer. Flesh still has great art from Sola. Ken Armstrong’s writing is even worse than usual, especially the dialogue. And they rip off Westworld whole sale. It’s a […]

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2000 AD 3 (12 March 1977)

Ramon Sola does the art on Flesh and all of a sudden it looks great. The dinosaurs, the landscapes, even the cowboys. All the strip needed was good art to make it palatable. Belardinelli handles the art on both Dan Dare and M.A.C.H. 1. He doesn’t do a good job on either, but Dare is […]

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2000 AD 2 (5 March 1977)

Once again, Invasion is the best strip, M.A.C.H. 1 is the worst and Harlem Heroes is the strangest. Starting with Harlem… Gibbons’s art is better this time, but the future setting is poorly thought out (Harlem’s a bad neighborhood even after future retrofitting?). It’s not a traditional storyline though, which is nice. Flesh is a […]

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