Lamal's story ends, Blood-Prow is named, today's teacher is... Dredd! Alpha and Sternhammer meet.
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2000AD Prog 268: Heavy metal attack! BLAM! BLAM! CRAASSH!
Somebody really liked Sam Slade for there's yet another Ian Gibson cover featuring Robo-Hunter this prog, as he's about to get pummelled by the fists-attached-to-walking-boxes at Imperial Robotics. Tharg's Nerve Centre is interrupted by a Dreddflash as Zragian sabotage has led to this week's Apocalypse War episode being delayed (so there's going to be a … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 268: Heavy metal attack! BLAM! BLAM! CRAASSH!
2000AD Prog 267: The law comes to East-Meg One… with a BANG!
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!
2000AD Prog 255: “By my corpse! Haul me up, Ace – FAST!” The Great Mush Rush continues in… Ace Trucking Co.
Ian Gibson is back on Ace Trucking Co for this cover. It's fair enough but nobody draws Ace like Belardinelli did. In the Nerve Centre Tharg lets all eartlets know that "your country's government" (presumably Britain, even though Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia and NI also feature in the cover price box) has declared 1982 Information … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 255: “By my corpse! Haul me up, Ace – FAST!” The Great Mush Rush continues in… Ace Trucking Co.
2000AD Prog 243: "The game's over, Tallon! You're our target now!" The hunt is on in the Mean Arena!
Mike White (first time on the cover? Yep - and his next one in 36 weeks time will also be on Mean Arena). Tharg tells us in the Nerve Centre that 2000AD (and associated droids) have swept the board at the Eagle Awards with 10 wins! Tharg also asks for more letters saying which character … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 243: "The game's over, Tallon! You're our target now!" The hunt is on in the Mean Arena!
2000AD Prog 240: "So what's the cure?" "We don't know!" Block Mania
Another prog, another classic cover - eye-catching, memorable and by Brian Bolland (probably laid out by Robin Smith - as most covers appear to have been at this time ('coz he was art editor)). In the Nerve Centre, Tharg hosts letters from one terran who spotted the page of a Robo-Hunter story among those taken … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 240: "So what's the cure?" "We don't know!" Block Mania
2000AD Prog 239: Nemesis vs Torquemada…
I'm more familiar with this cover being glossier, as it appeared on The Best of 2000AD Monthly No 8, which I've owned a copy of for longer than the prog it was reprinted from - I prefer the original printing of Kevin O'Neill's Nemesis cover though. The Nerve Centre gives Tharg a chance to explain … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 239: Nemesis vs Torquemada…
2000AD Prog 238: Space wars! Final report this prog! Nemesis is back!
I've got a Nemesis badge I bought in the eighties somewhere - the image used is the Nemesis head in the centre of this cover. Going through the portal are a wide variety of aliens, and decades after purchasing this prog I still managed to notice a new detail (the mono-footed alien knife with a … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 238: Space wars! Final report this prog! Nemesis is back!
2000AD and Tornado Prog 175: Super-charged sci-fi to smash your circuits!
Dave Gibbons brings us a fantastic cover showing a dark robot with a futuristic lance seated on the back of a larger, golden lizardine robot. Unless somebody else tells me different, I'm going to assume Tom Frame was responsible for the colours on this cover, which bring the image to life perfectly. Now, let's just … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 175: Super-charged sci-fi to smash your circuits!
2000AD Prog 167: Comic Rock First Release: Terror Tube – This comic should be played at 45 R.P.M.
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.