prog 2053 and the dredd story adaptive optics is woeful
I’ve never taken to Wyatt as a writer, I think he’s as bland as you will find in 2000ad as far as ideas go and his writing style really bores me as well
Coupled with Simon Roy’s art which is totally unsuited to Dredd and this is one of the worst I’ve read in a long time
I quite liked Roy’s art in Prophet, but it is quite frankly shit when it comes to rendering any of the judges - it looks like something I would have done when I was about 8
The thing that rankles me most is that it seems John Smith, a writer who always challenges the reader, both in his concepts and his verbose, rich writing style has been sacked, and 2000ad seem to be giving work to some new guys who can pump out work at a fast rate but the results are mediocre
I know there is oftentimes going to be a story in the prog or the meg that isn’t going to work for me, but there’s been a lot of duds recently and there is a pattern emerging with the culprits - thankfully the rest of the issue is quality and balances things out
We need to find some writers who are of a similar standard to Williams and Ewing, but who are going to be happy producing regular work for the prog - Carroll is definitely up there but he’s not as regular with his strips as others.
I really hope he is working on a creation of his own for the prog to add to the stable.