Just read the last couple issues of 2000ad and it’s just as well Dredd, Greysuit and Hope are so strong because the Alienist and the Thriller are now getting skipped.
I’ve no idea what is happening in either of them.
I like Gordon Rennie but recently I’ve found that his Nu Earth stories have been impossible to follow, despite Holden’s great storytelling and his team ups with Beeby and now Lawrence Rennie (relation?) fall into the same category.
The problem that has plagued all of these stories is that the characters are undercooked and thinking back this is probably true of a lot of Rennie’s writing.
I think he’s done a fantastic job on Acquilla and Absalom but I have had problems with lack of engagement in his stuff in the past.
I don’t want to be too criticism of Smith as he’s done an incredible job over the past 15 or so years; he’s probably the best editor the comic has had, truth be told - but he has a blind spot for certain writers who fail repeatedly to produce the goods.
Beeby has a hit rate of 0% for me. I’d love for once to be pleasantly surprised by her or Wyatt.
There must be better out there wanting to write for 2000ad?
Roll on prog 2050