Time for King Carlos to draw a wraparound cover, this one for... well, it's in the title of this post, and shows Slippery Jim and Angelina on the section that appears on the front of the prog, and He on the back cover - between them are various locations from the story so far (and … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 171: The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World
MACH Zero takes to the cover in an image by Mike Dorey which has nothing to do with the episode of the story inside (despite what the blurb says). Up to this point, Squaxx dek Thargo was a title which was seemingly awarded to art competition winners who hadn't quite made the grade to be … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 165: “Wuuurgh!” A nightmare comes to life! See MACH Zero
Ron Smith draws a two-gunned Dredd with a starfield backdrop. Tharg's Nerve Centre gives the winners for that 'exclamation' competition, though annoyingly doesn't give the answer - though there were two prizes given, one for those who included Geeks' alien expressions and one for those who didn't. Sam Slade: Robo-Hunter Day of the Droids! from … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 164: “Look out, you alien creeps – the LAW is here!”
Black Boab takes the cover this week (along with Dredd and that photo / holo of Owen Krysler). Tharg's Nerve Centre trails the Summer Special, in about 8 weeks' time (and teases that the secret of his powers will be revealed). Sam Slade: Robo-Hunter Day of the Droids! continues from TB Grover and Ian Gibson. … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 163: “Ug!” Dredd draws another blank in his search for the Judge Child
Ian Gibson puts a very golden God-Droid on the cover, along with a few tiny scrub-bots. Tharg's Nerve Centre gives a prog number for the return of the Stainless Steel Rat - 166. Sam Slade: Robo-Hunter Day of the Droids! from TB Grover and Ian Gibson. Slade lures out the mob droids until twenty cars … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 162: “Bring me da head of Sam Slade!” The hunt is on for Robo-Hunter
This prog has an extreme close up of Dredd's face by Brian Bolland, head-on, the image of Owen Krysler reflected in Dredd's eyes (or what passes for his eyes on his visor). The cover date is 19 April 1980. Tharg's Nerve Centre confirms what we would have suspected, Blackhawk and Fiends of the Eastern Front … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 161: “Find the Judge Child or your city dies!”
A marvellous cover from Mike McMahon showing the four members of the Angel Gang (Link, Pa, Mean and Junior - Fink won't show up until much later). Interestingly, Junior's knife has an eagle adorning the pommel. As well as the numbers, this first cover image of Mean also has the settings (Surly, Mean, Vicious and … Continue reading 2000ad and Tornado Prog 160: “Shall I tell them, Pa?” “No, let me!” “I’ll do it, Pa!” “Judge Dredd is a dead man!” Dredd hits Texas City – and Texas City hits back!