DON’T GO, THE ORDER, PLEASE. I’M BEGGING YOU. DON’T GO. I DON’T EVEN CARE HOW OBNOXIOUS THIS LEDE IS, FOR THE LOVE OF RITTERSTAHL, DON’T LEAVE ME. *Deep breath*
I am consistently impressed with the one-shot Dredd stories that get serialized in the Progs. This week's "300 Seconds" from Brass Sun writer Ian Edginton was fantastic. He perfectly leverages Dredd's legendary status in the Mega City to tell a story that is quick and simple but heavy with that ominous chin-of-justice aesthetic that keeps readers coming back. Of course, Coleby on the pencils and Blythe doing some solid color work play more than a small part in helping bring this to life.
Survival Geeks is just so damn charming. I can't get enough of writers Rennie and Beeby's sense of humor, and Googe's eye for bringing that comedy to the page is impressive, especially considering how meticulous the steampunk and/or cthulu-esque ornamentation has been throughout the story. I want more of these characters from this exact team as soon as possible so that I can keep repeating these same compliments over and over and over and over and--
The end of the first round of The Order straight-up gave me chills. Kek-W and Burns must have channeled this straight from another dimension: this was easily my favorite comic of the last year. Burns’ artwork never let off its nostalgic but vivacious style, and every time you think Kek-W doesn't have a trick up his sleeve, both in terms of the plot and in terms of his ability to turn a phrase-- well, let's just say I look forward to reading anything this dude writes in the future. I demand more of The Order as soon as possible, 2000 AD. HEED MY REQUEST.