Fresh from last prog's star pin-up of Dredd, Ron Smith's back for a Judge Dredd cover showing a scene from this prog's story. Tharg's Nerve Centre elucidates what the great news for video gamers mentioned on the cover is all about - it's later in this prog... Apparently (according to one earthlet) a recent government … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 295: “Die, Dredd!” Look out – there’s a “jimp” about! Zarjaz news for video gamers – inside!
A composite cover bodged together from panels of Dredd by Carlos Ezquerra and Slade by Ian Gibson. I'm curious what the freebie is though - and if I'm reading it right it's directly related to E.T. Tharg's Nerve Centre features a letter from a Tellurian named Clare who is romantically interested in Dredd (and was … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 294: A Tale of Two Cities! In Mega-City 1 requiem for a vigilante In Brit-Cit The sound of music E.T. Review and Freebie – This Prog!
All of Eric Bradbury's covers for 2000AD will be within the next two years, starting with this one of Tharg playing computer games against the Dictators of Zrag. Spoiler alert - four of his five covers feature Tharg and hte Dictators of Zrag. Tharg's Nerve Centre backs up the videogame-themed cover. Sam Slade, Robo-Hunter: Play … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 293: “Starbase one under attack!” Win the video game that talks to you!
Another musical departure today as we have a look at Dare by the Human League. And no, it's nothing to do with Dan Dare! This album actually came out over a year earlier on the 16th of October 1981, but I've been waiting to cover it for another reason... As you'll have seen yesterday, Sam … Continue reading The Human League: Dare
Second week running, Ian Gibson is back on the cover and this time it's a wraparound heralding the new Robo-Hunter story - with the Human League on the back - which reminds me - Dare I write a blog post on the Human League? In Tharg's Nerve Centre one earthlet with a double-barrelled name falsely … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 292: National Song Year declared in Brit-Cit! Robo Hunter stars in Play it Again, Sam!
Another classic storyline begins, though strangely the cover is not by story artist Ezquerra but instead by Ian Gibson. Not that I'm complaining. Tharg's Nerve Centre contains a trailer for an "opportunity to own a scrotnig electronic game" - sounds like another partner offer... Harry Twenty on the High Rock by Gerry Finley-Day and Alan … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 291: “Vigilante at work… that’s all this city needs!”
Not Robin Smith's finest hour as he portrays Tharg wearing a wristwatch for this cover, but one of the things a commercial artist has to do at times. I hasten to add that I'm fully expecting to nominate some of Robin's artwork as grailpages in future progs, and he draws a pretty mean armoured Tharg … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 290: Snap up a Pac-Man watch!