Comics Nexus Flashback 12/27/2004: 2000AD PROG 2005, Judge Dredd Megazine #227 Review

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2000AD PROG 2005 Review

I’ve always thought that Wrestlemania 13 has been unfairly criticised. I mean many of its matches are better than the matches from the early ‘manias and in Bret Hart vs Steve Austin it has one of the most brutal and legendary matches in wrestling history. So why doesn’t it get the credit it deserves? Well because it lacks that special Wrestlemania feeling, the glitz and the glamour that makes Wrestlemania the most iconic wrestling show on earth was sorely absent.

Which brings us nicely onto Prog 2005.

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Judge Dredd Megazine #227 Review

Ah yet another issue of 2004’s premier comic (in my humble opinion naturally), a comic that delivered quality action whilst taking worthwhile risks on new characters and concepts. Can the Meg finish the year as it started it? Well, in a word, yes! We get the annual comedic Dredd story, this time an entertainingly daft take on Romeo and Juliet by John Wagner and Higgins which transports the action to the rivalry between championship eating teams the Fat Guys and the Gorgers. Cue lots of ridiculous, non-PC heavy going action whether it be comedic violence or comedic loving. All of which is brilliantly depicted by John Higgins who whilst he’s simplified his style has not sacrificed anything in quality or charm.

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