Friday, 7 September 2012


One of my pickups from this years Kapow was a 2000AD trade called Insurrection I thought I would compile a mini review now that I have finally got round to reading it.

Set in the 2000AD Judge Dredd universe but not featuring the signature Judge or his Psi division compadre. The title is set on a mining planet which is rebelling against the rule of the Judges and Mega City law. After fighting and winning a war with an alien force on their own the population of the newly christened Liberty are fed up with the rule of the Judges.

The first thing that you notice about the trade is the fantastic art courtesy of Colin MacNeil. Greyscale almost pencil like art that actually looks as if it was in originally in colour then rendered monochrome , stunning stuff.  Artwork also has more than a nod to the Warhammer 40K universe.

When you get into the story it is just what you would expect from Dan Abnett who is a guy that really knows how to right cosmic tales (as very ably demonstrated in the Abnett/Lanning Guardians of the Galaxy trades).

I was seduced by the artwork and teased by the Dan Abnett writing … I wasn't disappointed.