2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1985: Co-starring Rogue Trooper, Ro-Busters, Halo Jones, D.R. & Quinch, Strontium Dog. Starring Judge Dredd. Also featuring puzzles, readers’ art, future shocks, Tharg’s photo album

An alien loose in Mega-City One, 3d printing, DR & Quinch Go Camping, how did Rogue and the boys get to the Polar Zone?

2000AD Prog 386: “The sentence is thrill-power…” “The sentence is…” “DEATH!” Tharg on trial!

One of my two favourite depictors of griminess takes to the cover as Eric Bradbury shows the Dictators of Zrag dressed as judges about to execute the Mighty One (my other favourite grime artist is Mike Dorey). Tharg's Nerve Centre has Tharg send pin-ups of Judge Dekker and Venus Bluegenes to two separate troops - … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 386: “The sentence is thrill-power…” “The sentence is…” “DEATH!” Tharg on trial!

2000AD Prog 332: The Battle of Dun Barc

This wraparound cover by Massimo Bellardinelli has, I think, a first for 2000AD - we've had nudity from the very first prog, but this one puts it on the cover, but for body paint. This was one of the posters / cover posters which adorned my wall as a child. Tharg plugs both next prog's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 332: The Battle of Dun Barc

2000AD Prog 323: Meet Nu Earth’s genetic infantrymen If his number comes up, they all die!

Brett Ewins put in a Rogue cover featuring the corporeal GI running and a stylistic take on this bio-chipped buddies. This was one of those 'fill-in' progs I got a few years after reading those before and after. Tharg's Nerve Centre is presented by Tharg Lynch (a reference to a soap opera character) and has … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 323: Meet Nu Earth’s genetic infantrymen If his number comes up, they all die!

2000ad Prog 317: The Bio-wire… Creeping killer of Nu Earth!

Another of my first batch of comics has a Cam Kennedy cover and the first apperance of bio-wire. A very much reduced Tharg's Nerve Centre - just the Thargnote, in fact, plus a Titan advert for the Judge Death collection and a non-Titan advert for bubble gum. Sam Slade, Robo-Hunter: The Slaying of Slade Part … Continue reading 2000ad Prog 317: The Bio-wire… Creeping killer of Nu Earth!

2000AD Prog 315: “Look, mummy… the judge is going to miss his bus!”

You can always rely on Ron Smith to use an interesting angle as we get a top-down shot of Judge Dredd leaping off of a skedway towards a Hover Bus below. This is another of those detached-then-reattached covers. Tharg's Nerve Centre contains another letter pointing out disparities between Tharg's treatment of male and female characters, … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 315: “Look, mummy… the judge is going to miss his bus!”

2000AD Prog 308:This is SKIZZ “Fatality factor 79%… Goodbye, Interpreter Zhcchz!”

Picture the scene. It's a hot day in the early eighties, very possibly near the beginning of the school summer holidays. A hot day in the hottest summer of the 20th century. We were sitting on the front step of our house which faced on to an old disused canal. My family got chatting with … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 308:This is SKIZZ “Fatality factor 79%… Goodbye, Interpreter Zhcchz!”

2000AD Prog 250: “Our Apocalypse War has been a total success… Mega-City One is ripe for invasion!” 250th zarjaz issue!

The Diktatoriat gloat over their successes on this Carlos Ezquerra cover (though as we'll find out later in the prog, they don't actually know how things are going at the moment). This prog was touted in the Things to Come 1982 page at the end of last year as a major event - though with … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 250: “Our Apocalypse War has been a total success… Mega-City One is ripe for invasion!” 250th zarjaz issue!

2000AD Prog 222: Are you pure? Nemesis the Warlock – new sword and sorcery thrill starts inside!

I remember the day I bought this comic. It was from the former Fantasy World in Hanley around 1986 or 1987 and just before a visit to see my mum who was recovering from an operation in hospital so when reading this actual physical comic it always takes me back to that hospital ward. For … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 222: Are you pure? Nemesis the Warlock – new sword and sorcery thrill starts inside!

2000AD Prog 207: “Definitely un-zarjaz!” The Creep that Stole Croydon!

Dave Gibbon's cover has Tharg over the smoking hole that is Croydon (by which I mean that Croydon as we know it is gone, to be replaced by a smoking hole). The cover date is 11 April 1981, so we're going to be in Sci-Fi Special territory soon. Tharg and the Creep Who Stole Croydon … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 207: “Definitely un-zarjaz!” The Creep that Stole Croydon!