I read the latest prog, they upload it really early now, I think it must be midnight UK time on a Wednesday as it was ready for me in the morning and I am 7 hours ahead.
It’s okay for me at the moment, I’m still finding the Alienist to be B-List but okay. The 3riller story though, no idea what it was about, I imagined I may have understood whatever ‘twist’ there was at the end if I went back and read it all again but a) I can’t be arsed and b) that makes it a failure in a weekly anthology anyway.
I’ve not enjoyed many of them, I think they’d be better off just commissioning 3 Future Shocks and giving new talent more of a chance.
With Chris’s comments earlier it does make me wonder with Matt Smith, he’s been an amazing editor without doubt and revived the book entirely but I’m not sure on his record of unearthing new writers, especially considering 2000ad takes on unsolicited scripts. There’s Al Ewing and Michael Carroll who are great, Rob Williams was found by Com X. The rest of the new ones are okay at best, Kek-W I find worse than his examples though, at least I can understand stories written by Beeby and Wyatt, but the book relies a lot on Mills and Abnett for its backbone. Mills may still behave like an angry young man but he’s nearing 70.