2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1985: Co-starring Rogue Trooper, Ro-Busters, Halo Jones, D.R. & Quinch, Strontium Dog. Starring Judge Dredd. Also featuring puzzles, readers’ art, future shocks, Tharg’s photo album

An alien loose in Mega-City One, 3d printing, DR & Quinch Go Camping, how did Rogue and the boys get to the Polar Zone?

2000AD Prog 401: Free Panini Dune album (not available to overseas readers) The return of Rogue Trooper “Here are my boys… make them into MEN!”

A Cam Kennedy cover heralds the return of Rogue (after only a few weeks away) and the long-awaited regening of the chips. Tharg's Nerve Centre trails the new prog by telling us that part 2 of the '85 Calendar will appear - and then announces that part 1 is appearing in this, like, prog. No … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 401: Free Panini Dune album (not available to overseas readers) The return of Rogue Trooper “Here are my boys… make them into MEN!”

2000AD Prog 389: A Machine? A Myth? Or a Man? A Case for Treatment

Ron Smith gives us a rare multi-panel cover as we focus on the gun, badge, chin and then portrait of Dredd marking the last episode of the Judgement triology. Tharg's Nerve Centre has earthlets interrogate Dredd on a variety of subjects. Unless contradicted in later stories, here's a list of Dredd facts (remember that, as … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 389: A Machine? A Myth? Or a Man? A Case for Treatment

2000AD Prog 377: “We’re partners in crime, Mean!” “Wheee-doggie!” The most titanic team-up of all time!

Ron Smith brings Mean back to the cover. If I checked the Judge Child I'd probably find Ron depicted Mean a few times, but I think most of his Angel Gang work was after Mean died. This prog cost 22p and came out a month after Prog 376. An Eart...Terran unsuccessfully tries to reignite the … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 377: “We’re partners in crime, Mean!” “Wheee-doggie!” The most titanic team-up of all time!

2000AD Prog 321: Nappy days for Robo Hunter “Presennnnnt – BOTTLES!”

A great cover from Ian Gibson - a line-up of baby soldiers, none of which look like Kidd, which is a bit of an achievement! Whomever did the lettering had fun with the word Bottles as well. Tharg's Nerve Centre has Tharg extorting earthlets to follow up that 'highest altitude' challenge by submitting 'unusual places' … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 321: Nappy days for Robo Hunter “Presennnnnt – BOTTLES!”

2000AD Prog 320: In Space… Judge Dredd is the Law! A galaxy of prizes to be won! BIG competition to greet the year’s big film! Return of the Jedi WIN New mini-figures and Rebel Transports from Palitoy WIN Star Wars Jedi Arena

If you think from the amount of text in that title that this cover may be a bit 'busy' then you'd be right. I'm no minimalist, but there's too many uncoordinated elements here. Apparently the original artwork is by Robin Smith but I wouldn't have guessed if Barney hadn't told me. Tharg's Nerve Centre contains … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 320: In Space… Judge Dredd is the Law! A galaxy of prizes to be won! BIG competition to greet the year’s big film! Return of the Jedi WIN New mini-figures and Rebel Transports from Palitoy WIN Star Wars Jedi Arena

2000AD Prog 216: The synthetti men are out to get you!

Another prog, another iconic cover from Brian Bolland. There's not many comics where a spaghetti (sorry, synthetti) monster is going to emerge from a plate, reaching out for you! Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant Part 14 by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. Despite their threat to explode Upminster with everybody inside, when faced with a … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 216: The synthetti men are out to get you!

2000AD Prog 186: “Get Ugly!” Revolting new craze sweeps Mega-City One!

Otto Sump's back, and that means Ron Smith is too, in a cover heralding the beginning of the ugly craze! p.s. this story is amongst those covered on the Mega-City Book Club. Strontium Dog: The Schicklgruber Grab Part 5 by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. As Stix starts firing, Alpha hits the Time Ejector (like the … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 186: “Get Ugly!” Revolting new craze sweeps Mega-City One!

2000AD and Starlord Prog 115: Race for the Crystal of Life!

Dave Gibbon's providing a very yellow cover for Dan Dare and the Mekon, looking pretty superheroic (Dare, not the Mekon). The Nerve Centre gives Tharg a chance to plug the latest Sci-Fi Special and you know what that means - it's going to be a few days until my next prog, as I'll have not … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 115: Race for the Crystal of Life!

2000AD and Starlord Prog 114: We Don’t Stand a Chance! We’re Surrounded! But we’ll go down Fighting for Robot Freedom!

Prog 114's cover has to be the most colourful that both Ro-Busters and Mike McMahon have been so far, with a bright blue sky, red, yellow and orange napalm fire, Ro-Jaws' green and Hammerstein's brown showing off the superior printing that 2000AD and Starlord has acquired this month. The Nerve Centre is mainly taken up … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 114: We Don’t Stand a Chance! We’re Surrounded! But we’ll go down Fighting for Robot Freedom!