Been saying this all along! The adaptation is incredibly faithful to the script.
Yeah, I really hadn't realised. It's been so long since I read the script, and between that and confusing bits with the first draft I hadn't clocked just how close the comic is.
And agreed on the dropships. But I'm not sure the Defiant-like design would have been incredibly better.
Tbh anything would have been better in my eyes. If we're taking the script's Cold War allusions to heart, the idea the UPP would be using the same equipment as the UA is completely ridiculous and implausible.
The script says Uzi-like, not Uzi's. This is a criticism I do agree with. It'd have been better if Johnie had gone a step further with that, making it look something more futuristic the way the Pulse Rifle is just a shell over Thompson.
And yeah, this too. Would've been nice to see a little more imagination, rather than having them using weapons that are over 225 years old. Again, shades of implausible.
But other than those gripes, I enjoyed the comic a lot more second time around. The final issue still feels a bit rushed, but having it side-by-side with the script made it a lot
easier to follow.