wind down before prog 2100 kicks us back off in earnest for the Autumn Assault
The second part of mcconville and manco’s Dredd is a complete mess. I never read past halfway through page 4. Dredd is not a I should be skipping but not even Manco’s art could save this.
The Order continues to absorb me in its unique atmosphere as we are taken to Worms Landing, a haven for rebels, of both human and wyrm variety. And find out a bit more about the wyrms and their factions, as Kek expands the mythology. Again, this series would not work without Burns art.
Grey Area deals with the rather shocking events that kicked of this new series in a rather unceremonious manner, given the enormity of what happened. Methinks Mr Abnett has something clever up his sleeve. A writer of many many techniques, this time he uses a letter home as the framework for the analysis on impact to individual characters. Switching the scale again is a wise move and i imagine part of why this series is well regarded with the readership.
Mechastopheles was a forgettable 3hriller, now given an upgrade to a full series. Nice art from Richardson but the story is pish. Basically steampunk Pacific Rim with demons but less interesting than that actually sounds.
And lastly, Fall of Deadworld: Damned wraps up with a pretty big reveal about Byke that Kek has held under his hat patiently. He mentioned he had something planned to me at the con back in Early 2017, so he’s obviously been seeding this series well ahead. I enjoyed that one as I didn’t see it coming and often wondered what the score was.
This all ends rather abruptly, leaving me desperate for more. I know this series is a bit marmite, but it’s really captured my imagination.
It’s been a highlight of recent years in terms of new series. Really different from anything else I’ve ever read.