Prog 492 – Attack of the 50ft Woman

Story: Attack of the 50ft Woman
Appears: 2000AD Prog 492
Issues: 1
Writers: John Wagner and Alan Grant
Art: Garry Leach
Dated: 18 October 1986

Another classic film gets given the 2000AD treatment. But it isn’t a single borrowed joke stretched paper-thin. Even in seven pages we have a sophisticated structure that re-arranges the timeline. Narration is provided in the form of a letter written after the events too so there is there is a great deal for your mind to get its teeth into.

Garry Leach has only ever done one Dredd strip before (Prog 138 – Night of the Bloodbeast) but his art is great with fantastic lines, great characters and a real organic feel to things. The framing and close-up action is fantastic.

 At eight pages this is one of the longest single issue stories.