Character deaths are nothing new in comics, however they’re normally revealed as a shock. 2000 AD writer Revolt, nevertheless, has taken the bizarre course of saying that long-running Choose Dredd character Hershey will possible be killed off within the upcoming 2000 AD Prog 2349.
“The story of former Chief Choose Barbara Hershey is rattling in the direction of its conclusion,” begins an ominous press launch from the writer. “Having faked her loss of life Hershey is critically unwell from an incurable virus as she makes an attempt to cope with an alien outbreak that would destroy her beloved metropolis. However all money owed come due. And time is working out.”
It is all a part of the ultimate quantity of Dredd spinoff collection Hershey, by author Rob Williams, artist Simon Fraser, and letterer Simon Bowland. Presently working within the pages of 2000 AD, the collection follows the ultimate days of Barbara Hershey after she has left Mega-Metropolis One in shame.
Hershey was first launched to the comedian in 2000 AD Prog #162, in 1980’s basic Choose Baby storyline. Initially a younger Choose she supplied a extra reasoned, much less hardline strategy to the legislation than the famously cruel Dredd. Regardless of this, the 2 grew to become agency allies, maybe even pals.
Hershey rose by the ranks of Mega-Metropolis One’s Justice Division ultimately turning into town’s Chief Choose, a task that she held twice (she was deposed by Dan Francisco, however regained the place within the wake of the Chaos Day catastrophe).
Her profession ended badly, nevertheless, when she was implicated within the crimes of the Black Ops agent Smiley. She resigned and set out on the Lengthy Stroll (successfully each retirement and banishment from Mega-Metropolis One). The present storyline, The Chilly within the Bones E-book Two, has seen her return to town and to Dredd to attempt to atone for her previous errors.
In fact, nowhere within the e-mail does it explicitly say that Hershey will undoubtedly die, that means that there is nonetheless the opportunity of a final minute reprieve for the character. Nonetheless, character resurrections are uncommon within the harsh world of Choose Dredd and, we have gotta say, it isn’t trying promising for poor ol’ Barbara…
2000 AD Prog 2349 is printed by Revolt on September 13.
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