Today's festive cover is from Carlos Ezquerra and promises to tie in to a Tharg story inside (or maybe it won't, time and pages shall tell). Tharg's Nerve Centre's has reader art, a couple of letters and a puzzle (which contained an acrostic). spikes moonie 2066 2070 2001 2071 walter don uggie rico satanus grampus … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 145: Merry Christmas, Tharg – here’s your present!
On the cover, Belardinelli reveals the Great Beast, only seen in silhouette last prog. As with Carlos Ezquerra's spaceships last prog, I couldn't say this is a great design for a creature, though it is a great picture - it's all in the execution of the image. As with Carlos, if somebody else drew this … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 142: Monsters and Magic! Blackhawk battles The Great Beast of Silversun inside!
Still quite a bit of blurb on this cover, but enough space for Carlos Ezquerra's Slippery Jim, the Corps from the last panel of last prog's episode and a few spaceships (plus a character we haven't met yet). Tharg's Nerve Centre is full of letters of criticism (plus a tharg's head and a 'battler of … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 141: Patrick Moore writes for you this prog! Collect the second section of your micro data prog, Starlord’s Guide to the Galaxy, inside!
Mad George makes the cover, or Fighting Mad George as the strapline has it in this word balloon festooned offering by Mike McMahon. Following last prog's exciting news regarding The V.C.s, Tharg's Nerve Centre this week really ups the thrill-power limits with news that Woman's Realm has details on how to order a Gronk pattern. … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 138: George has gone berzerk! Gotta blow him off planet – Aaaagh! Fighting-mad George – Colossus of Mars! See the ABC Warriors!
A second Belardinelli cover in a row, though this time it's for Blackhawk, not a generic alien. In the time in which I was amassing my collection of back progs, this was one of the earliest that I bought, and so I'm much more familiar with this cover than some of the others I've been … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 137: Black Hawk… once a Roman centurion – now gladiator in a savage alien arena!
Belardinelli's back on the cover with a generic alien for a contest (see the title of this post for the theme). The Nerve Centre has a reader-contributed comic strip with text to tiny to read (the punchline can be seen - the moon is sentient and swallows a lunar lander) and another short story which … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 136: Design your own ALIEN! Galactic groats to be won inside!
Another prog, another classic Brian Bolland cover - this one celebrating multiple Eagle Award wins. Tharg's Nerve Centre (is this the first time it's been called that?) has the first mention of an upcoming Robo-Hunter story next year (this prog is published in October 1979). Judge Dredd: The Invisible Man from John Howard and Ron … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 134: Eagle Awards Top British Comic – 2000 A.D. Top British Character – Judge Dredd