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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Bad Company 3: The Bewilderness

by Peter Milligan (writer) and Brett Ewins (illustrator)

Publisher: Titan Books (1988)

Softcover, 75 pages




From the pages of Britain’s 2000AD comes the future filled violence fest that is Bad Company. Originally this series was planned to be a spinoff series from Judge Dredd. The initial premise was a disgraced judge in a prison on Titan, one of the moons of Jupiter, is forced to captain a prisoner army in a war. That quickly was stripped away and what we have is a human race on the brink of extinction.
Earth had been destroyed and the remnants of humanity exist on a handful of inhospitable planets. A new dominant life form, the Krools, has engaged in a war against humanity. In this volume, the war is over and humanity has lost. The last survivors of Bad Company struggle to find a purpose in life. They take on some mercenary work with the human resistance and fil lots of trouble and an old friend.

This is part three of a many many part series. All of the various volumes of Bad Company have been compiled into a rather expensive book, which I have linked up above. For those who really really want to read it.
Essentially this is typical 2000AD fare. Weird sci-fi filled with extreme violence. Anyone who’s read Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Rogue Trooper, Halo Jones, The ABC Warriors, etc. etc. etc. knows what to expect. There isn’t any growth to the characters. The hero is not on an arc where he is fundamentally changed by his experiences on the hero’s journey. Just good old fashioned guns blazing ultraviolence.
For more readings, try books by Rex Hurst. 



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