Cam Kennedy takes us to the moon (of Nu Earth) in this cover though I'm not sure if that's supposed to be Nu Earth in the background or a different moon? In fact, maybe that moon isn't actually orbiting Nu Earth itself and is revolving around another planet within sight of the black hole... Anyway, … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 351: Rogue Trooper Walking on the moon!
Alan Davis is back on the cover (first time since Harry 20) heralding the first of a D.R. & Quinch series. For no reason I can work out, I hadn't bought any weekly progs since Prog 342. I've said on a few occasions that I had a 'first prog'. My first first prog was 308, … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 350: Tharg’s 1984 calendar! Part One This Prog! D.R. & Quinch Go Straight! New Thrill!
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…!”
With blurb like that you'd expect Nemesis to make it on to the cover, would you? Not that I'm complaining about the first (original) Carlos Ezquerra cover of Strontium Dog in over two years - the biggest gap ever (even from prog 1 to the first appearance on the cover). There's a couple of letters … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 339: The siege of the century – in Nemesis the Warlock!
I was surprised last prog that the Crime Swoop only comprised Dredd and Hershey kicking down an apartment door and yelling "Crime Swoop!" - the reason for this is that the the real swoop happens this prog, as you can tell from Ron Smith's cover. The Mega-Times cover reveals that this story takes place in … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 338: “Good evening, citizens…” “CRIME SWOOP!”
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!
Carlos is back on the cover, along with Mean Machine Angel for the first time in, er, three weeks. Apparently there were stickers given away free with this prog, so Tharg's Nerve Centre tells me. Luckily this hasn't resulted in sticky tape damage on the cover. Sam Slade, Robo-Hunter: Football Crazy Part 2 by Alan … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 284: “Howdy! This here’s a hijack!”
Art editor Robin Smith provides a pic of Tharg's face introducing us to the latest part work on this cover (more about that partwork on the back cover). This is another of those back progs I had in my possession at an early stage, so I know how some of these stories began but took … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 283: The shedding – Tharg as you’ve never seen him
This Belardinelli cover skips last prog's cliffhanger (where Ace is due to get barbecued) and trots on to the next threat against the space trucker's life. Future comic writer Warren Ellis makes a second appearance in Tharg's Nerve Centre, this time pouring on the praise for the Apocalypse War. Ace Trucking Co. The Kloistar Run … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 282: A stab in the dark “…and the Great Garpo shall die!”
Oh no! It turns out I missed out an annual last year - I'd thought we reduced down to 2000AD and Judge Dredd for the 1982 round of annuals, but there was a lurking Starlord annual which I missed on my bookshelf! After the previous year's Brian Bolland ensemble cover we're back to artwork irrelevant … Continue reading Starlord Annual 1982