Prog 1914 is the best Prog of the new year. I feel better about Orlok this week. I never had a problem with the newspaper print, heavy ink look, but I just wasn't sure how to feel about a comic that never felt like it was going somewhere. This week, the pulpy-ness of it all finally got through my noggin (The "TOUGH GUY, HUH?" moment on pg. 17 made me smile), and I'm actually looking forward to seeing the next chapter. I thought this week's story was still a little oddly paced, but I suppose I should allow for a little more turbulence from some of the less-seasoned titles.
If you were waiting for all of the setup to be over so that you could see some blood, then this Dark Judge Saga is ripe for consumption. Staples' art is really a nice touch on this series: it's never been so hard to look away from so much carnage.
HAVE I MENTIONED THE ORDER?! Just kidding. I know I have. A lot. Because it's really good. But I will skip singing its praises this week (even though this chapter dropped in some foreshadowing and kicked off some character development) in order to talk about Savage. Savage turned it around a little bit last week with a chapter full of allegory and that was paced better than the jumpy chapters which preceded it. I thought Savage continued on a promising trajectory this week, with a chapter that was actually paced quite well and a lot of fun to read. It's still a title that's really meant for people who have been wrapped up in its pages for longer than just a few issues, but this was the first week where I didn't feel like I had to be in the club to get it.
Writers: Various Artists: Various Publisher: 2000 AD Price: £1.99 (Digital) £2.49 (UK) Release Date: 1/21/15 Format: Print/Digital Anthology