Comic Review 154 // Janus PSI by 2000 AD


Trying to get back into my 2000 AD reading but as is well documented I am easily distracted. But as my eyes wandered my shelves I spotted my two-part set of Janus PSI and felt it was time to dust these off and give them read. Originally published in this format back in 2014, making this eleven years old! Wow, I have left these on the shelf for way too long. Let's blow of the dust and move on.

Title: Janus, Psi-Division Vol. 1

Author: Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, Maggie Knight.

Illustrator: Paul Johnson

Notes: Originally serialised in 2000 AD Progs 953, 980-984 & 1024-1027.

This series starts with a short tale with PSI-Judge Janus ongoing an initiation Ceremony. It is a bit of a confusing tale to start off the volume with. It has previous PSI's now dead introducing Janus to a PSI toad lol. The toad is testing her and it would seem Judges in the past have failed the test, but Janus ultimately passes and discovers an unshared secret. The tag line of "they'd put us all in the cubes and throw away the key.", heavily hints that the PSI division has some seriously dark secrets they are hiding from everyone...but what!

Then we are treated to the main story, where PSI Judges are being hunted by an ex-classmate, Ashley. Who died during a poltergeist attack. Janus is soon the last survivor of her class and travels to the afterlife in an attempt to stop the attacks by Ashley. Here she discovers her dead friends, Bryce, Kilner and Stryker who team up to end the threat, then together they can guide the lost souls trapped in limbo into an afterlife of peace.

This was truly a great tale. The artwork was beautiful and the villain was scary as fuck! A real dark side of the PSI Division.

The final tale is the opener to Volume 2, where we discover Janus has helped to takedown an almost invincible killer from Brit-Cit. Together with a team of Judges, she is meant to aid in the transportation of the prisoner back to Brit-Cit. But when her craft crashes into the Ocean and the killer is freed shit really starts hitting the fan.

Great opening act to this tale and I am terrified to read the next volume. Love it!

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