Prog 209 to 223 – The Mega-Rackets

CF05Story: The Mega-Rackets
Appears: 2000AD Prog 209-223
Issues: 15
Writers: John Wagner and Alan Grant
Art: Colin Wilson, Ron Smith, Ian Gibson, Barry Mitchell
Dated: 25 April 1981 to 1 August 1981

This is a collection of stories, each focussing on a different form of organised crime. It does a great job enriching Mega-city culture and accomplishes some great world-building. Many of the stories are cool sci-fi ideas that show you criminals of the future are just as devious as those of today.

It is nice to revisit previous themes and characters; Uncle Ump, Psi-division and face changing machines all make another appearance.

Prog 136 – Palais de Boing

CF03Story: Palais de Boing
Appears: 2000AD Prog 136
Issues: 1
Writers: John Wagner
Art: Barry Mitchell
Dated: 27 October 1979

Didn’t you want to Boing® as kid? Wasn’t it the most amazing looking thing in the world ever? Now as an adult it would scare you to death. Good ideas and interesting presentation make this gimmick story so much more.