Ryan Haupt thinks about anthology comics:
The thing I love about anthologies is in the world of advanced previews anthologies offer one of the few opportunities for genuine surprise in comics. You open an anthology knowing you’re going to get a certain type of story but the actual execution of that story is an unknown, and even if you heard about one story there’s another one just a few pages down the line ripe with new possibilities.
This, in a roundabout way, reminded me that I haven’t talked about the latest issue of 2000AD yet. It’s hard to talk about why it’s so well done and impressive, without ruining the very thing that makes it so well done and impressive, so all I will say is this: What the creators of 2000AD Prog 1807 manage to pull off is something that could only be done in an anthology series, and is so impressively simply and yet completely effective that it really does deserve all manner of applause and praise.
Again, I don’t want to spoil it for people, but I will say this: For full effect, you want to go back and read the last four issues in their entirety, just to ensure that you don’t miss anything. Really, really good stuff that’s both smart structurally and just plain good science fiction outside of the formal play.