Top 10
Book Two

Author: Alan Moore
Artists: Gene Ha and Zander Cannon
Titan Books
RRP: £11.99
ISBN 1 84023 518 7
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Imagine a city where every citizen, from poorest slum-dweller to corporate honcho, has unusual powers and abilities - not to mention an alter ego and costume. How would such a city be policed? Join the unusual law force of Neopolis as they go about their day-to-day rounds and find out...

Top 10: Book Two is one of those genres that you are either going to love or loath. Part Judge Dredd, part The New Statesmen there is plenty of scope here for Alan Moore to let his mind run riot and it does with great results.

But there is a slight drawback in that Moore sometimes paints his characters into corners and then forgets about them. King Peacock's Gladiator story arc disintegrates just as he is about to go head-to-head with some of the meanest fighters in the galaxy. And the next we hear of him he is back at Precinct 10 with no explanation (obviously he won).

Oh, and anyone who is thinking that King Peacock is modelled on Christopher Judge's Teal'c character in Stargate SG-1 will find it amusing to see the SG-1 team in the background of one of the frames.

This is an enjoyable series, but a little more polish could have been added to spruce proceedings up a little.

Oh, and if you are the sort of person who gets of on women snogging dogs then you are in for a treat.

Ray Thompson

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