Prog 1027 28/01/97
Item: Janus: PSI Faustus reaches part 4 this prog. Or is it part 3? I ask because this strip was originally commissioned for the Megazine but, for some reason, has ended up here. Normally, Megazine strips run at about seven or eight pages each and yet now, each episode has been running at the standard six. It means even though Mark Millar and Grant Morrison wrote the story in episodic form somebody, let’s for the sake of argument call him David Bishop, has chopped them up and spliced them together for publication here. It wasn’t more apparent than in last prog’s episode where halfway through the story jarringly jumped forward in time. This is appalling, especially when you think that there is no reason why it couldn’t appear here as it was originally intended. Fortunately, one of the advantages of reading progs in quick succession to each other for The Slog is it enables me to follow strips that when read a week apart would have baffled me and I can tell you that Faustus is delicious fun.