Okay before I go on I need to get this bit out the way. The quote at the end of Savage this week... and know I'll kick myself... but for the life of me I can't place it. I know it, but can't put my finger on it and its nagging me something rotten. I've tried a search but no joy, so I open the door to wails of derision but where is
"I want to than the Devil for all that he ain't done.
'Cos the Devil is innocent
It was me that was the one."
Anyway to Prog reviews in the Prog review thread, of all crazy things, I know.
Love the cover, so eye (ahem) catchin'
Inside really enjoyed Dredd, nice sharp done in one and Andrew Currie's art was pleasently restrained, which was entirely fitting. Top stuff.
Flesh was alas indulgent fluff again. This story has felt like its been just a vehicle for Clint Langley's art at times. Alas its not been that effective a vehicle and this has been a detriment to the series which up to this point I'd still be enjoying. I didn't hate this story, but I didn't love it the way I have this series in the recent past.
Double Savage was a lovely treat. This seems to be losing some folks and while the ending was very open (as was Flesh) it was a thrill ride. I enjoy the dynamic between Savage and Nika and look forward to her rescue next time so that both her and Bill can be on the out of their respective 'sides'. That's whats coming right? Good fun this one.
I've adored Counterfeit Girl to this point, one of the best new thrills in the last few year. Its propelled itself forward at wonderful pace, with art that has been suitably vibrant abd energetic. Its been a great examination of Mr Milligan's fav theme of identity so that makes it all the more disappointing that the end was a little weak. It might work better in re-read, which I very much look forward to but as read diappointing after a glorious thrill. Kinda wanted this to be a done in one story, but now I want it back so it can redemn its ending!
Overall very strong progage and the X-Mas Prog seems to have A LOT to offer and the line-up for the new year (I think), two new thrills, Kingdom, The Order joining Dredd could mean we have a stonking next line-up. Good work Tharg, good work.