Johnny and Wulf in semi-retirement on a forested colony planet, a pilot stranded on a forested planet (apparently), Sláine... the gladiator, Marlon goes on the run (flutter? Because he's flying), Rogue gains a lead though also gains a few enemies in the next zone (ambush alert?) and the remaining Dark Judges also 'port in to an ambush.
Puntastic alien slavers attack a colony world, Sláine and Murdach go flying, Marlon also goes flying, Rogue meets Moho and Anderson gets another chance to prove herself.
Strontium Dog is back. Carlos is back on the cover. And Stix are also back (good trick as the only one we knew about was killed in the story which introduced him). Tharg's Nerve Centre is much reduced due to an advert for Scream! No 3 (still interested in that the date is "Monday 2nd … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 363: Strontium Dog Their name is Stix… they have MURDER in mind!
Ron Smith draws a classic cover for a classic story. This is also another of those progs I got at an early stage, but didn't have the surrounding progs to add context to the stories within. Tharg's Nerve Centre has a letter from a reader who noticed on a re-read that the postergraph that opened … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 273: The League of Fatties! “Wheel!”
Rogue is looking up the barrel of a gun in this Dave Gibbon's cover - the gun itself is attached to a huge tank - so looks like my guess last prog about the tank battle was correct... Tharg is lost for words, and has a very brief Thargnote at the beginning of the Nerve … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 231: After 1984 there could only be… 2000AD Fight the fear of future war with… Rogue Trooper!
After two weeks of O'Neill Nemesis covers, Bolland is on his second Judge Death cover - this time joined by Judges Fear, Fire and Mortis. It's good, though very similar to the last page of last week's episode of Dredd (though with added Death). This prog had a cover date of Saturday 15th August 1981 … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 225: Dark Justice in Mega-City One!
In the regular prog there have been a few teasers for the Sci-Fi Special - one saying it'll be along in about ten weeks, another three weeks. I'm around that point now but the adverts have dried up - the latest one on my too-read pile has plenty of ads for other IPC summer specials … Continue reading 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1980: Judge Dredd – he ain’t heavy, he’s the law! Tharg meets Harry Harrison!
Ron Smith draws a two-gunned Dredd with a starfield backdrop. Tharg's Nerve Centre gives the winners for that 'exclamation' competition, though annoyingly doesn't give the answer - though there were two prizes given, one for those who included Geeks' alien expressions and one for those who didn't. Sam Slade: Robo-Hunter Day of the Droids! from … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 164: “Look out, you alien creeps – the LAW is here!”
So far everything in this blog has been a re-read. All those times I've guessed how a Future-Shock ends, I've read that story before. It may have been thirty years ago, but there's a possibility that I'm remembering rather than working out the ending. This is different. I bought a full run of the 22 … Continue reading Tornado No 1: Free Turbo-Flyer! Plus The U.K.’s First Real Live Super Hero!