Some great stuff under a terrific cover this week, not a bad panel in there.
Dredd has me scratching my head a bit this week (muties in Texas City? Extreme DNA analysis? Brass in a MC1 uniform?)) but a neat character in Paradox and a great chase sequence from Flint. Hoping for great things from Duke's dad!
Hope has a terrific if unwelcome mid-series cliffhanger. I'm so pleased that the very talented Adams has found his own place in the prog after all his good work on existi characters, and any opportunity to look at Broxton's art is a great.
The Order embraces the madness as only it can. Reading it, I imagine smoke pouring out of Nigel's typewriter as he bashes the keys at Superman-speed muttering "And then ANOTHER Ritterstahl appears and then ANOTHER Ritterstahl appears and then...", on and on into the night. Marvelous stuff.
Kingdom by contrast is a model of restraint, as far as any strip about genetically engineered dogs ripping each others' throats out in the cryosleep store of a space station can be. Brilliantly sustained tension amongst the scrapping of that day.
And finally Kingmaker starts to wear down my defences, with Gallagher's superb elf designs imbuing the pastiche with a welcome bit of weight. For the first time this world seems to offer more than just a nudge-nudge wink-wink spoof with added aliens.Whether this is just the art doing the work remains to be seen.