Brigand Doom was not awful I suppose but thinking back now I have no idea what was going on in it.
Just read V for Vendetta
- it's pretty much the same thing, but better.
While I thought Mark Millar's Dredd
was awful, I really liked Silo
, Big Dave
and a couple of his one-offs. And I kind of liked Return to Verdus
at the time too - I didn't remember much of the original Robo-Hunter at the time (and hadn't watched Apocalypse Now
either). I've been wished the golf-club-skewering death from the story for saying this on the forum before - it's generally the friendliest place on the internet, but not always.
I really disliked pretty much everything Garth Ennis did for the prog when they brought him on board. Even his better Dredds showed poor characterisation and dialogue. It was only things like Zenith
Phase 4 and most of what John Smith was doing that kept me buying during that period, and when John Wagner came back, it was like a new beginning.
Strangely, though, I liked his two later returns to Dredd. I think I'm the only person who enjoyed Helter Skelter
, but I found that in it and Monkey on my Back
his Dredd as a character was no longer the monosyllabic, sweary thug that he gave us in Judgement Day.
Though being Garth Ennis stories, they of course had Unforgiven