Wednesday, 11 July 2012

1357: The Descent has begun (or been going on for weeks...)

Why do I keep doing this to myself? This is what three entries now where the main story I cover (and let’s make this clear if you haven’t realized by now…I usually cover only the cover story when talking about 2000ad) is utter irredeemably crap. Okay irredeemably is strong as far as this story and the Dredd one covered last entry goes they both at least have good art.

This story is from grace. It is the story of Kaith, leader of a tribe of winged people who share an uneasy existence with a much larger population that is wingless. It is set in a wasteland and the entire narrative is about Kaiths descent into being a complete bastard.

The problem for me is Kaith is too much of a bastard. There’s some genuinely shocking moments and the art is amazing. But you just never care for anyone in the story and it just makes it feel like a five part future shock.

Maybe it’s just me though as this story has been reprinted and it does have its fans though….

I really need to go back to the Meg and find a decent story to write about. This is seriously killing me…

Next: Judge Death rides again! Err yay?

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