Toby doggedly pursues Halo, the Knucker gets Sláine in to trouble, big jobs in Mega-City One (but not from Mek-Quake), the un-named adviser advises Rogue, Rudd turns on the Nebbs.
Bryan Talbot puts Torquemada on the cover about a year after the last time (that time a phantasmal and victorious Kevin O'Neill piece). Music Centre continues the promotion of Mutants in Mega-City One by running some reviews from various sources (The Galactic Guardian has a typo "I lovde it"). The rest of the Nerve Music … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 404: Torquemada dresses to kill! FWOOSHH! “Your fireballs cannot harm me now, Nemesis… repent and die!”
Brendan McCarthy cover featuring blind Dredd facing off against future zombie Dredd! The Mutant doesn't look right though (he seems to have gained eyes). No letters this week in the Nerve Centre, instead a feature on Free "Dune" stickers and news that the Mega-plan will be revealed next prog (first touted a year earlier). Rogue … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 402: Free inside! 6 ‘Dune’ stickers! (not available to overseas readers) “Joe Dredd, meet… Joe Dredd!”
Steve Dillon is back on City of the Damned, and it starts on the cover as the Mutant gets to grips with McGruder. Tharg's Nerve Centre announces the return of the ABC Warriors in Nemesis the Warlock and reveals that a fact file has been programmed to appear this prog, before the Nemesis episode. Otherwise, … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 397: ++City of the Damned – let chaos reign!++ “Gaze upon the DOOM that was foretold!”
I'd have been too young to have watched Hill Street Blues, but I would probably have gotten the pun on this cover from Ron Smith. It's only know when I look it up that I find the blue vampire judges shown are named after characters from the show. A brief search suggests the vampires in … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 394: Tomorrow’s evil in the City of the Damned! “What the drokk…?” “The Hell Street Blues!”
Robin Smith provides the a Helltrekkers cover - I'm liking his rendition of the tyrannosaurs! Tharg's Nerve Centre opens with an unexpected tribute to Albert Robida - a French artist considered to be an early pioneer of sci-fi / steampunk style illustrations, from before either term had been invented. Tharg says he suggested a tribute … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 391: Q: What does a dinosaur call a Helltrek? HRRRAAIII! A: Meals on Wheels!
Kevin O'Neill provides a new cover for the debut of Nemesis the Warlock Book IV. I say 'new' because the story within, while previously unpublished, was created some time before this prog was published. I'll probably cover that when Tharg does - in three prog's time. This prog has a cover date of the 13th … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 387: Nemesis the Warlock in The Gothic Empire
Kim Raymond brings us another Judge Dredd cover. In case we couldn't guess, the caption tells us the title of the Dredd story inside (Gator). Tharg's Nerve Centre warns earthlets to be careful when reading the 1985 Judge Dredd and 2000AD annuals while also teasing upcoming thrills Nemesis the Warlock Book IV, a new Judge … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 384: Jaw to jaw with the law! RRRRRRRRR ‘Gator!
King Carlos is back on the cover showing a scene from part 4 of Outlaw! (last on the cover for part 1 of the same story). Tharg's Nerve Centre is reduced to a Thargnote plugging the back page of this same comic while the rest of the page advertises Forbidden Planet T-shirts (only original image … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 366: “Yer a dead dog, Alpha!”
Robin Smith gives us the largest Tharg's head we've seen on this very green and blue cover. Tharg's Nerve Centre opens with a big Tharg note detailing how to get back progs, annuals and specials and ends with an advert for the Forbidden Planet (Titan) T-shirts. I spot two original designs by Mick McMahon - … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 365: I, Tharg, bring you Thill-power!