Strontium Dog

Strontium Dog Following The Atom Wars In The Nd Century, Many Of The Survivors Were Mutated By The Strontium Fallout Unable To Get Regular Jobs, Forced Into Ghettoes And Considered An Underclass By The Norms , The Only Work Open To Them Was Bounty Hunting One Such S D Agent Is Johnny Alpha, Whose Eyes Enable Him To See Through Solid ObjectsCollects Portrait Of A Mutant Progs The Gronk Affair Progs The Kid Knee Caper Progs The Moses Incident Progs The Killing Progs Outlaw Progs

Alan Grant is a Scottish comic book writer known for writing Judge Dredd in 2000 AD as well as various Batman titles during the late 1980s and early 1990s He is also the creator of the character Anarky.Alan Grant first entered the comics industry in 1967 when he became an editor for D.C Thomson before moving to London from Dundee in 1970 to work for IPC on various romance magazines After going

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  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • Strontium Dog
  • Alan Grant
  • English
  • 01 September 2019
  • 9781905437290

10 thoughts on “Strontium Dog

  1. says:

    This is the second volume of 2000 AD s b w collection of the Strontium Dog material from the 2000 AD magazine home of Judge Dredd, Nemesis the Warlock and many other brilliant British science fiction and fantasy series The material is written by co creator John Wagner and his oft time partner in crime Alan Grant, and drawn by co creator Carlos Ezquerra, with the exception from the final short story Strontium Dog from 2000 AD Annual 1982, which is written by Gary rice and drawn Steven Kyte and in all honesty is not too impressive, especially not by comparison.If the first volume, which is also highly recommended for fans of British science fiction comics of the 70s and 80s, focused on short Strontium Dog stories, this one offers lengthier arcs and consequently complex adventures for mutant bounty hunter Johnny Alpha and his Viking norm partner Wulf Sternhammer.First out is the 19 parter Portrait of a Mutant , which admittedly features Sternhammer very little as deals with Johnny Alpha s back story It gives us a good insight into the world of Alpha, his origin, and the politics of one Nelson Kreelman and the war between his forces and freedom fighters in the mutant army It also gives us the origin of the T weapons i.e weapons based on time technology favoured by Alpha throughout the stories.This lengthy arc is followed by the by comparison short 4 parter The Gronk Affair , in which poachers are threatening the lives and hides of Alpha and Sternhammer s alien sidekick, the Gronk.In the 6 parter The Kid Knee Caper , Alpha and Sternhammer team up with retired Search Destroy Agent Kid Knee in search of the nasty criminal known as the Mutator.In the 11 parter The Moses Incident , Alpha accidentally kills an innocent child and what follows is a story of regret, and what that emotion taken to its extremes can lead to.In the 10 parter The Killing , Alpha and Sternhammer have entered a deadly competition, but not in order to play the game and win i.e by killing off all the contestants and only ONE winner allowed , but rather to kill off all participants with outstanding warrants and collect bounty on them All in all, a very classic 2000 AD story of this era.The final long story almost the final story in the volume is the 23 parter Outlaw In this tale, the Search Destroy Agents known as the Stix brothers frames Alpha and Sternhammer, while a new director of the S D Agency is instated His name is Norman King and not only is a mutant hater, but he most certainly have a secret agenda It is a very good story and nicely ties in with the opening story Portrait of a Mutant on several levels, the least of which not being Alpha s reunion with some of his companions from the mutant liberation war against Kreelman and his forces.All in all, it is a good and fun read The short chapters about 5 6 pages each are well structured and gives the narrative some pulse, even in the lengthier stories If you like Judge Dredd or material from 2000 AD in general, you should definitely check it out But that recommendation is equally true if you want to get a good glimpse of what the SF scene in British comics was like in the 70s and 80s Warmly recommended

  2. says:

    Back then.Just took a hop back to childhood artwork is what it was Think my paper samling from then can now be konverted to the digital But don t try to explain to the kids

  3. says:

    Everything in this is a stone cold classic, simple as.

  4. says:

    18 20.

  5. says:

    Such good stuff, really good stuff Long nice epics with great Esquerra art In this volume Grant found voice for Doggy and haven t lost it since Good stuff

  6. says:

    More good stories from Johnny Alpha.

  7. says:

    While volume 1 gave us a collection of short stories that were essentially case of the week , it s clear that by this volume, Strontium Dog had really found its feet, containing two epic length stories with Portrait of a Mutant and Outlaw , with a variety of shorter stories in between I really enjoyed how a great deal of this volume went deep into the psychology of our anti hero Johnny Alpha, with Portrait of a Mutant revealing the early years of his character, and even the shorter stories like The Moses Incident exploring what happens when one tragedy comes close to pushing him over the edge and making a terrible decision The Killing is pure fun, as Johnny and Wulf take part in a contest to be last man standing against a ton of other killers Outlaw is a great story to end the collection with, as it s not only a great story of Johnny up against all the other bounty hunters but, without going into too much detail, deals with a few major loose ends, too.Chances are, the stories you d get in this volume are stories you ve experienced a few times before, such as the Battle Royale style of The Killing or the classic hero on the run story with Outlaw But with great characters like Johnny Alpha, Wulf Stenhammer and other classic bounty hunters I think the Torso is my favourite great design, plus incredibly cool to have a badass bounty hunter who s only able to communicate through sign language , the gritty artwork of Carlos Ezquerra, and the writing of John Wagner Alan Grant providing just the right amount of both thrills and depth, this is a really great, fun read.

  8. says:

    Another good volume of Strontium Dog action A 3 and a half This one contains longer stories than Volume 1 The last third of the book is the 20 something part Outlaw arc And the first chunk details Johnny s background.It s slighty odd reading these early 80 s comic strips as a 40 year old in 2014 I would have been 8 9 when they were first published although I never read 2000AD as a boy So what s it got going for it Mainly, the situations Johnny is involved in challenge strong themes like prejudice, sadism, hunting and corruption All mixed up with plenty of violence and hints of horror Much spicier than the comics my 8 year old typically gets, that s for sure.It s not as good as Dredd but still classic stuff.

  9. says:

    Covering the stories printed between Progs 200 385, this collection gives a lot of background to Johnny Alpha and how he ended up as a bounty hunter Pat Mills has been revisiting some of this history in recent 2000ADs, so it was interesting to compare the different emphases between the two tellings.

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