Prog 236 to 244 – Block Mania

CF05Story: Block Mania
Appears: 2000AD Prog 236-244
Issues: 9
Writers: John Wagner and Alan Grant
Art: Mike McMahon, Ron Smith, Steve Dillon, Brian Bolland, John Cooper.
Dated: 31 October 1981 to 26 December 1981

It has been a while since the Big Meg faced a citywide threat. Here is a real treat.

This is an excellent story. It builds slowly and methodically ramping up the stakes and delivering twists and shocks with rapid and deliberate precision. The antagonist and the motivation is hidden right up until the final page when it launches an even more epic tale.

Prog 233 to 235 – The Hotdog Run

CF05Story: The Hotdog Run
Appears: 2000AD Prog 233-235
Issues: 3
Writers: John Wagner and Alan Grant
Art: Ron Smith
Dated: 10 October 1981 to 24 October 1981

This is a great story that shows you just how hard judge training can be, how deadly the Cursed Earth is and how hard Dredd is. Judge Giant makes a welcome return but only gets about two lines. Nice to see he isn’t forgotten about though.

Prog 231 to 232 – Assault on I-Block 4

CF05Story: Assault on I-Block 4
Appears: 2000AD Prog 231-232
Issues: 2
Writers: John Wagner and Alan Grant
Art: John Cooper
Dated: 26 September 1981 to 3 October 1981

Here is a neat little story that introduces those cursed earth assassins the Gila-Munja. A bit more colour and variety is injected into what is essentially a two issue punch-up. The story is most remarkable for its unusual narration that speaks as an omniscient character – bizarre. There is a nice twist at the end too.