Anderson's back! Tharg's Food-Shocks. What is Sláine's type? Dark Judges at large! Is Dredd needed? Nah! Bounty hunting is thirsty business.
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!
Comic Rock starts with a bang, with a thematic cover showing vinyl records instead of the '0's in 2000AD (there's no Tornado on this cover). The Blitzspear is there, as is a Terminator Outrider. The Nerve Centre (Comic Rock - The Mighty B-Side) plugs the new series as well as mentioning forthcoming thrills Mean Arena … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 167: Comic Rock First Release: Terror Tube – This comic should be played at 45 R.P.M.
Mike McMahon's back on the cover and showing Deadlock presiding over the death of Hell Kickstart, apparently. The Nerve Centre gets not one, but two make-overs this prog. First it gets called The Mighty Tharg's Nerve Centre (instead of plain 'Nerve Centre') - but that's only so that it can then be re-named Ro-Jaws' Nerve … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 132: In the name of Khaos… DIE! Ride the razor edge of FEAR with the A.B.C. Warriors!
King Carlos contributes a non-story related cover. Nope, spoke too soon - there's some smaller text saying "Tharg foils assassination attempt! See NERVE CENTRE inside" - close. The Nerve Centre contains a mercifully short piece of editorialising regarding the 'cover story'. I'm not saying that every story related to a cover (other than, y'know, actualy … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 124: Flee in terror, Earthlets! I am Kil-Gorr – the intergalactic hitman! Tharg foils assassination attempt!
Dave Gibbons' provides a full-colour Dan Dare cover. The Nerve Centre has reader art introducing Tharg's sister, Marg, who will one day appear in comic form - I had no idea she was a reader creation! Taking pride of place in this nerve centre is a comic strip created by Steve Noble and Kev Sutherland. … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 123: Guilty of treason! The hunt is on for Dan Dare!
Looks like Ewins and McCarthy are the regular Supercover artists now - makes sense, if the entire series of covers was initially introduced to allow Brian Bolland to provide a few illustrations while finishing up another job, now that he's on stories inside the prog (his first full episode over the page) someone else has … Continue reading Prog 41: Ah-aaarrh! Two more of those juicy Earth-sweets I always enjoy!