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.

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