Don't you just love it when comics are better than films? Bad Company is Peter Milligan's take on the ideas presented in Apocalypse Now (itself of course an adaptation of "Heart of Darkness") but it's considerably better. Wrapping this in a standard 2000 AD future war story (a ragtag band of psychos at war with the alien Krool) lets the story work on two very different levels. 1993's "Kano" hinted that more stories would come, but Milligan's work for DC Comics left him busy elsewhere. The series' eventual return in 2002 was generally considered a disappointment, with ill-conceived ideas only slightly enlivened by the artwork.
Bad Company: Goodbye Krool World. 256 pages, £13.99 UK, $17.99 US.
Danny Franks knew signing up for the war against the Krool would be hard, but he had no idea the real horrors would be on his side! Now he's a reluctant member of Bad Company, an elite force of vicious killers blazing a trail of carnage wherever they go!
Bad Company, 20 episodes, progs 500-519 (Dec. 1986 to Apr. 1987). Story by Peter Milligan, art by Brett Ewins & Jim McCarthy.
Simply, prog 601 (Nov. 1988). Story by Milligan, art by Ewins & Steve Dillon.
The Bewilderness, 10 episodes, progs 548-557 (Nov. 1987 to Jan. 1988). Story by Milligan, art by Ewins & McCarthy.
The Krool Heart, 10 episodes, progs 576-585 (May to July 1988). Story by Milligan, art by Ewins & McCarthy.
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