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last posted May 1, 2017, 9:44 a.m.

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IDP: 2043 is an interesting anthology book where a single story is told by different pairs of writers and artists (rather like Nelson).

Unfortunately this ends up in an uneven and inconsistent story that rarely grabbed my attention and which alternates between dystopian action, expressionist angst and dinner party philosophy.

The ending is also improbably utopian, which is a nice surprise but doesn't feel earned after all the nastiness that has come before. Does a true heart really receive a fair hearing?

The best section is Dan McDaid and Irvine Welsh's tribute to V for Vendetta. The art and the story are complementary and drive forward together. The art shifting to reflect the emotion of the scene.

An interest pretext for a story but the execution lacks conviction.

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