This was the most recent back prog I ever bought - from the next week onwards I was getting every prog as it came out. Kevin O'Neill finishes off Book III of Nemesis with this Torquemada cover, which is very red, but not as red as that page with Chira last prog. Tharg's Nerve Centre … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 349: Bad news for aliens in Nemesis the Warlock Book III “The arch deviant is defeated!”
I'm trying to avoid saying that every cover is a classic, but even in an era of great images, this one by Carlos Ezquerra stands out, marking the finale of Strontium Dog's battle against Malak Brood. Another cut-size Nerve Centre as Tharg Dracula plus next prog, meanwhile sharing space with Forbidden Planet badges, the 2000AD … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 345: Strontium Dog vs Malak Brood!
Massimo Belardinelli is on the cover with a very fiery image featuring Sláine and (a now awakened) Medb. After having missed out the previous week's prog when it first came out I did get this one. Tharg's Nerve Centre is a Sláine special, featuring a warped Tharg, somebody doing a very close copy of Angie's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 341: Sláine – The Bride of Crom
Kevin O'Neill provides the kind of cover we've never seen before - a homunculus-eye view of being born, from inside the egg! Pretty sure we've not seen that since either. Or in any other comic, for that matter. In Tharg's Nerve Centre TMO states that this prog is an attempt at the Galactic Thrill-Power record, … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 337: Something slimy this way comes… Join Nemesis at the Hatching!
After a week off for the jumping-on prog, it's back to wraparound covers for this Mike McMahon posters. This is another which adorned my wall, and as it was still in good enough condition to take off the wall and glue back on to the comic, the lack of 'activation instructions' meant the inside covers … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 336: “Roll up! Roll up! See Sláine the Giant!” The Beltain Giant
The the third week running the prog is adorned by a wraparound cover and the second of the three to be illustrated by Massimo Belardinelli, this one allowing for his distinctive imagination to be let loose on the back cover as he shows us Hel. The first time I ever used a photocopier was to … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 334: Sláine on Hel’s Edge
This wraparound cover by Massimo Bellardinelli has, I think, a first for 2000AD - we've had nudity from the very first prog, but this one puts it on the cover, but for body paint. This was one of the posters / cover posters which adorned my wall as a child. Tharg plugs both next prog's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 332: The Battle of Dun Barc
Angie Mills provides this cover (yes, I know the artist is now known as Angela Kincaid, but I'm tending to use the credits as given at the time - mainly due to how tangled the web of pseudonyms gets at times). Pat and Angie spent a lot of time developing Sláine though I gather it … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 330: New sword and sorcery saga starts this prog! Sláine
Eric Bradbury is back on the cover and once again it's to illustrated a Tharg cover - I suspect this is the only wraparound cover Eric contributed to the galaxy's greatest. I may be imagining it, but I think he did one or two for Scream! though. Speaking of Scream! I won't be covering it … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 325: “Stand back, Burt – Prog Snatch!” Tharg Wars – Return of the Editor. Ro-Jaws reviews Return of the Jedi!
You can always rely on Ron Smith to use an interesting angle as we get a top-down shot of Judge Dredd leaping off of a skedway towards a Hover Bus below. This is another of those detached-then-reattached covers. Tharg's Nerve Centre contains another letter pointing out disparities between Tharg's treatment of male and female characters, … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 315: “Look, mummy… the judge is going to miss his bus!”