Fear falls first, Sláine versus the Nazis (not really), the mice are coming, a new passtime in the Mega-City (the cover kind of gives that away), the Norts flog a dead horse and the bounty hunters finish their big bust.
Bryan Talbot puts Torquemada on the cover about a year after the last time (that time a phantasmal and victorious Kevin O'Neill piece). Music Centre continues the promotion of Mutants in Mega-City One by running some reviews from various sources (The Galactic Guardian has a typo "I lovde it"). The rest of the Nerve Music … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 404: Torquemada dresses to kill! FWOOSHH! “Your fireballs cannot harm me now, Nemesis… repent and die!”
The newspaper strips continue in to their third year (and were collected with those from 1981 to 1986 in a hardback edition a few years back). For the sake of logistics, I'm saving these up in to batches for coverage in this blog (it wouldn't exactly be practical to have one episode per day, interspersed … Continue reading The Daily Dredds: 1983
Ron Smith is back with a second week of Judge Dredd dinosaur covers featuring speech balloons. Tharg's Nerve Centre has an earthlet pining for Ace Garp - he'll be back, but it's going to be some time. Judge Dredd: Bob & Carol & Ted & Ringo Pt 2 by T.B. Grover and Ron Smith continues … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 347: Bob & Carol & Ted & Ringo & Judge Dredd “Lishen, judge – you’re not gonna ⁝hic!⁝ believe thish…!”
I promised I wouldn't keep going on about how iconic some of these covers are, so I'll just mention that the Mick McMahon cover was parodied a few decades later (though that one will have a wig attacking Joe instead of a squiddy-alien-thing). Tharg's Nerve Centre brings bad news. The galaxy's greatest comic is going … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 310: “Kill me… it’s your only hope!” Dredd – victim of the Starborn Thing!
Brett puts in a cover based on a scene from the first page of this week's Rogue story I don't know if it was the reader or Tharg who wrote the caption for one picture in the Nerve Centre, but it has the kind of puns I can get behind - robot tennis players Bjorn … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 274: Tomorrow’s thrills today! Rogue Trooper CHAINED!
Brett Ewins is back on the cover for the first time in a while, and is it the first time he's been on Dredd since The DNA Man? That cover being reminiscent of the end scene of Doctor Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Tharg's Nerve Centre brings news … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 267: The law comes to East-Meg One… with a BANG!
Has it been mentioned in the story that Rogue Trooper has blue skin? Lucky we've got colour on the cover to let us know. Also lucky for the stammels that they don't seem to have any problems with those chem clouds in this Dave Gibbons cover. Tharg reveals that Art Robot Bolland suffered a major … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 234: Keep on trucking with Ace Trucking Co. inside Rogue Trooper battles the Raiders of the Atomic Desert!
Brian Bolland provides a montage cover featuring Dredd, Johnny Alpha and Blackhawk flanking Tharg. Wasn't expecting to see Blackhawk again - I'm guessing it's going to be a text story... The contents page image is provided by Robin Smith and features Johnny Alpha - we'd better get a good Strontium Dog story this annual! Robin … Continue reading 2000AD Annual 1982
Gibson signs this cover with his own name (no Emberton in sight - actually, I didn't check that last prog's Dredd story was Emberton or Gibson - flicking forward I see this week's episode is credited to Emberton... Dredd bursts through a door on a butcher's hook as he tackles the stookie glanders... Strontium Dog: … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 221: “Your racket’s over, creeps – judge this!” Down on the farm with J.D.