You know you're in for a good Dredd story when the lettering droid has come up with a logo for it (Monkey Business at Charles Darwin Block, Block Mania) - though in this case it's simply the title of the story, with hair on it. This is a great cover if you like Steve Dillon's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 322: AAAAAAAROOO Cry of the Werewolf
A great cover from Ian Gibson - a line-up of baby soldiers, none of which look like Kidd, which is a bit of an achievement! Whomever did the lettering had fun with the word Bottles as well. Tharg's Nerve Centre has Tharg extorting earthlets to follow up that 'highest altitude' challenge by submitting 'unusual places' … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 321: Nappy days for Robo Hunter “Presennnnnt – BOTTLES!”
If you think from the amount of text in that title that this cover may be a bit 'busy' then you'd be right. I'm no minimalist, but there's too many uncoordinated elements here. Apparently the original artwork is by Robin Smith but I wouldn't have guessed if Barney hadn't told me. Tharg's Nerve Centre contains … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 320: In Space… Judge Dredd is the Law! A galaxy of prizes to be won! BIG competition to greet the year’s big film! Return of the Jedi WIN New mini-figures and Rebel Transports from Palitoy WIN Star Wars Jedi Arena
A problematic cover with a few outdated racial stereotypes. Outside of those there's a nice design touch in having the Japanese flag in the sky. Tharg's Nerve Centre features another pic by future art droid John McCrea - no Judge Toyah this time - it's Rogue Sucker. Meanwhile one earthlet met script robot Alan Moore … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 319: “Samudroids!” BANZAI Robohunter revisits the Great Robot War!
Ron Smitih's back on the cover with a scene from the week's Dredd tale. This is another of the progs that was given to me by my neighbour and for me encapsulates a lot of what a good Judge Dredd tale was in that era. Though they were all good Judge Dredd tales! Tharg's Nerve … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 318: The Stupid Gun! “You’re next, Dredd!”
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!
This Ron Smith cover heralds the first complete multi-part Judge Dredd story I ever read. This is one of the stories which implanted the idea of Mega-City One in my mind (though not especially this episode). Tharg's Nerve Centre has a complaint from one owner of a Judge Dredd boardgame who got two sections of … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 316: The Stupid Gun!
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!”
Drafting in the artist responsible for The Forever Crimes, Brian Bolland is back with a spoilerific Dredd cover - featuring Citizen Heinz and his wife Hilda in a suspended animation drawer. Johnny's back! And we're going to meet a few of his new friends... Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant Part 8 by Alan Grant … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 210: “FREEZE!” The body-snatchers catch a cold – inside!