"Dark Justice" is over. As much as I praised Staples' artwork, I found this arc of Dredd, for the most part, to be disappointing. I wanted to see this arc explore more of the concepts involved with this spaceship and its society. Instead, I got to enjoy that society for a handful of issues and then I got fast-forwarded to their slaughter. The transition from the initial setup to the claustrophobic fighting set-pieces of the final issues was just too abrupt, and sucked the life right out of this story for me. The Order is coming to a close, and I am emotional about this fact. Even as we approach the close, and the inevitable (or at least what was certainly foreshadowed as inevitable) deaths of these characters, this series manages to have a great sense of humor. I hope that I will likewise not take myself too seriously when the realms converge and the wurms come for me and my kin.
We've got a new 3riller starting this week, "1%." Robson is writing again, and I was not that impressed with the last 3riller he wrote, "Station to Station." That said, I.N.J. Culbard is on the art this time; you might know his name from Brass Sun, a favorite series of mine from the past few years in the Progs. The start of this three-shot series is much more promising than last time, and I'm hoping it stays that way for the next couple of weeks.
2000 AD – Prog 1921 Writers: Various Artists: Various Publisher: 2000 AD Price: £1.99 (Digital) £2.45 (UK) Release Date: 3/11/15 Format: Print/Digital Anthology