Progs 140 to 143 – The Black Plague

CF03Story: The Black Plague
Appears: 2000AD Progs 140-143
Issues: 4
Writers: John Wagner
Art: Ron Smith
Dated: 24 November 1979 to 5 December 1979

This is a really good story. The swarm of insects makes a great threat that is credible and frightening. Possibly influenced by the 1938 story Leiningen Versus the Ants this unstoppable hoard principle is the forerunner of today’s modern zombie horror.

The tale is full of neat little touches such as a talking horse named Henry Ford, The H-bomb Memorial Bridge; and intelligent use of humour throughout.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s