Cover:

I have pretty mixed feelings about this weeks cover. On the one hand its a pretty static cover, with little happening to draw the reader in. On the other hand the more you look at it, the more detail you begin to pick out, such as the image of the Wolf behind Rowan’s shoulder. Perhaps given the (groan inducing) pun there should have been more runes on the cover, rather than the one rune which looks suspiciously like Jon Davis-Hunt’s signature. A so-so effort.

Judge Dredd – Day of Chaos: Eve of Destruction – Part 13:

Yet another must read installment of Dredd this week. Just who exactly is that Judge seen passing confidential information on to the press on the final page? Whoever it is, it looks like setting up yet another plot thread for this thrill a minute story arc. Its hard to believe that we still haven’t even reached the Day of Chaos yet. Unmissable stuff.

Flesh – Midnight Cowboys – Part 4:

I’m sure the last three parts of Flesh have all been exactly the same. Little is happening each week, and I wasn’t even interested in the story to start with. Why won’t this just end allready?

The Zaucer of Zilk – Part 3:

I actually really enjoyed Zaucer of Zilk this week. McCarthy’s art continues to impress and the story is turning out to be a lot of fun. The strip very much reminds me of something from the 90’s, and as I grew up in the 90’s I do actually mean that as a compliment. Zaucer of Zilk has thus far turned out to be far better than I had anticipated.

Age of the Wolf II – She is Legend – Part 6:

This weeks installment of Age of the Wolf is the best yet. Rowan’s actions to stave off the guy’s (still don’t remember his name) infection is bound to lead to strained relations between the two characters. Meanwhile it looks like Harry will soon be getting his long wished for meeting with Rowan. Its been a bit of a slow start, but I feel Age of the Wolf is really starting to pick up pace now. Oh, and Pete Well’s of the 2000AD covers blog gets a reference in this installment, so whens it going to be my turn? (Just kidding.)

Nikolai Dante – The Dante Gambit – Part 4:

Dante manages to be a lot of fun to read this week as well, which is suprising considering how grim the previous story was. What should have been a sad strip about the repatriation of Flintlock, ends up in fact being a humourous strip about Spatchcock finally managing to get his leg over. Its a direct contrast to the last few weeks of Dante, and as such I thought it was great.

Overall:

A vast improvement on last weeks prog, with four out of five strips being extremely good reads. Flesh is as poor as ever but thats forgivable when the rest of the strips are so good. This weeks prog has given me new confidence in the current line up of strips.

Quote of the Week: “Cry havoc Zaucer, and let slip the fog of war” – The Zaucer of Zilk

Thrill of the Week: Age of the Wolf

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