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2000 AD Prog Slog

Friday, August 01, 2008

Prog 584


In The Krool Heart, writer Pete Milligan seems to break the rules set for Bad Company during the first story by taking the unit off of Ararat and putting them in sight of defeating The Krool empire altogether. Furthermore, the team is now made up of more fantastical characters, such as psychics and shape changers, rather than the dirtier, more sci-fi driven creations of the first book. The result has been a story that is thematically different and, although entertaining, isn’t as engaging as before. It’s as if Milligan has been determined not to repeat himself with the second story and the result is solid but not nearly as spectacular. The artwork, however, by Brett Ewins and Jim McCarthy remains as good as before. In the midst of newer artists to the comic I find less than immediate, their work remains bold, dynamic and functional to the story.

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9 Comments:

  • I loved Bad Company 2, having a bit of a soft spot for the 'almost everyone dying, episode at time' type thrills, (other faves include the strontium dog story 'the killing' and Zenith Phase 3 and, come to think of it, the first Bad Company).
    Kano giving the Protoid what he had coming to him was one of my favorite iconic 2000 AD moments.

    By Blogger Tam, at 12:00 pm  

  • Still think every BAD COMPANY bar Book One, is... inessential.

    By Blogger Mark, at 9:41 pm  

  • I found the ending to Bad Company II to be heartwarming. It's a neat little sequel that doesn't surpass the original but absolutely lives up to the promise of that first outing.

    I also liked Predator 2, which again is equally deemed as an inferior sequel...

    By Blogger alexf, at 1:21 pm  

  • Tam, I'm not sure if I was happy seeing the protoid get what for because he was bad or annoying to me.

    By Blogger Paul Rainey, at 7:40 pm  

  • Mark, Book One makes Book Two inessential.

    By Blogger Paul Rainey, at 7:42 pm  

  • Alex, I didn't dislike Book Two, I just don't think it compares favourably to Book One but, you know, that's a tough act to follow.

    By Blogger Paul Rainey, at 7:43 pm  

  • I prefer PREDATOR 2. It's a smarter, meaner, little B-movie.

    By Blogger Mark, at 9:17 pm  

  • But Predator I features one of the greatest movie lines of all time; "It's da muuuuudddd."

    By Blogger Paul Rainey, at 8:15 am  

  • Predator 2 is terrific little film. Predator is just pants.

    By Blogger Jez Higgins, at 11:42 pm  

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