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!
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
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…
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!
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!
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.
This prog has an extreme close up of Dredd's face by Brian Bolland, head-on, the image of Owen Krysler reflected in Dredd's eyes (or what passes for his eyes on his visor). The cover date is 19 April 1980. Tharg's Nerve Centre confirms what we would have suspected, Blackhawk and Fiends of the Eastern Front … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 161: “Find the Judge Child or your city dies!”