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Comic Heroes - - Reviews - Writer: Alan McKen­zie Artist: John Ridg­way Pub­lisher: 2000AD For­mat: On­go­ing Re­viewed: Vol­ume 1

The Com­plete Jour­nal Of Luke Kirby

2000AD has built it­self some­thing of a rep­u­ta­tion over the decades; it’s the com­pany you come to when you want a dose of science fic­tion, high­in­ten­sity ac­tion or gritty war sto­ries. For a quaint, evoca­tive, ‘com­ing of age’ story fo­cused on the ad­ven­tures of an iso­lated Bri­tish boy wiz­ard? Well, in that in­stance you’d prob­a­bly look to J.K. Rowl­ing, right? Well, maybe not. Un­earthed from the vaults, this mon­ster col­lected edi­tion is some of writer Alan McKen­zie and artist John Ridg­way’s best work. Equally be­witch­ing and en­ter­tain­ing, these ad­ven­tures are a great read, sub­vert­ing a num­ber of broody boy wiz­ard tropes in a clas­si­cally 2000AD way. Josh West

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