: To further whittle down my question, what is
: it that you are hoping for in continuing to
: follow Budd's work? Do you think that Budd
: will "turn the ship around" and
: wrap up PS with a mind-blowing final issue?
Contrariwise; I'd be sorely disappointed, to say the least, if he rushed into a one-size-fits-all "solution" to all the dangling plotlines. I just wish he'd stop throwing *more* stuff into the melee and go on with the story (er... there *is* still a story, I presume).
: Would you like it if Budd's art style
: devolved nearly ten years to a point where
: his skills had not developed to the level he
: has reached today?
Personally, I far prefer the way he depicted Meriem in Rain, and no one can say she lacked va-va-vooms then. I doubt he'll go back to that style, but I wouldn't call it "devolving"; "coming to his senses", maybe? :-)
: Budd has been a
: real breath of
: freash air from the mercilessly overplotted
: and overplanned books released by the major
: companies of today.
I fully agree. One of the characteristics that hooked me in the origin series and in Rain was how the story flowed even when focus was shifted from one setting to another. And that's what I find lacking in PS: plotline after plotline is started just to be put aside so that a *new* digression can begin.
I trust - I hope - Budd will be able to untangle it all (you're keeping a scorecard, aren't you, Budd?) in a properly paced, coherent way without Deus-ex-machina ploys such as used in PS # 9. Damn it, I *want* to continue enjoying Cavewoman!