2000AD Prog 393: Move over, Ron – Slippery Jim di Griz is back! The Stainless Steel Rat… …for President!

A wraparound cover from King Carlos - it seems like ages since the last one - Umm, Synthi Sausage, I'd guess? We won't have to wait too long for the next one! This heralds the start of the return of the Stainless Steel Rat (though not The Stainless Steel Rat's Return, which never got adapted). … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 393: Move over, Ron – Slippery Jim di Griz is back! The Stainless Steel Rat… …for President!

2000AD Prog 390: £ivers and Tenners to be Won Every Week! “Biggest collection of oddballs I’ve ever seen… and they’re all JUDGES!” The Wally Squad!

Brett's back, with a slightly more colourful cover than the last (I think it was the On Yer Bike cover for the Haunting of Sector House 9). We've had judges in disguise before, but I think this is the first time we've met those going deep undercover. Tharg's Nerve Centre is all about the storage … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 390: £ivers and Tenners to be Won Every Week! “Biggest collection of oddballs I’ve ever seen… and they’re all JUDGES!” The Wally Squad!

2000AD Prog 370: Will this rookie pass the Dredd test? “Relax, team – I’ll protect you!”

Kim Raymond's first cover and Rookie Judge Dekker's first appearance. Tharg's Nerve Centre has that stalwart of the letters pages - a fantasy casting for a Judge Dredd film featuring actors of the day. Even though Maze only appeared two progs prevoiusly, the next letter suggests more female characters. That's a very quick turn-around for … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 370: Will this rookie pass the Dredd test? “Relax, team – I’ll protect you!”

2000AD Prog 264: “Die, knave!” Robo-Hunter vs. Robo-Knight!

I was somewhat spoiled by the fully painted Ian Gibson cover on the Sci-Fi Special. Last week's Robo-Hunter cover followed by this week's Robo-Hunter cover pale in comparison. Tharg's Nerve Centre is filled with the news that a poem featured in the Prog 258 Nerve Centre was stolen from the lyrics of Rush - The … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 264: “Die, knave!” Robo-Hunter vs. Robo-Knight!

2000AD and Starlord Prog 121: Judge Dredd to Justice H.Q. … Rioters in Spaceport have ignored my warnings… stand by for casualties! Every day is Judgement Day in Mega-City One!

A generic Dredd cover telling a story of its own here (for more details, look at the title of this post). The Nerve Centre brings dire news - the Galaxy's Greatest is going to go up in price from next week. Gone are the days when 2000AD cost 10p, it's 12p from here on. The … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 121: Judge Dredd to Justice H.Q. … Rioters in Spaceport have ignored my warnings… stand by for casualties! Every day is Judgement Day in Mega-City One!

2000AD and Starlord Prog 120: Big Robot Issue!

After last week's disappointing film tie-in cover, this colourful giant robot from Dave Gibbons is more like it - though there's an awful lot of blurb swamping the cover... Tharg gives the Nerve Centre over to Ro-Jaws to celebrate the robot special this week. There's a short story by one Andrew Taylor. I'm wondering if … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 120: Big Robot Issue!

2000AD & Starlord Prog 119: Bill Savage is back in ‘Disaster 1990’! Hammer-Stein returns as the ABC Warrior!

The cover is taken from the James Bond: Moonraker film poster, with a few 2000AD-specific things pasted around the rest. Tharg's Nerve Centre features a short reader's story (punchline the human race wiped itself out) and a picture by future art droid Adrian Salmon! Judge Dredd: A Tale from Walter's Scwapbook (not actually titled, but … Continue reading 2000AD & Starlord Prog 119: Bill Savage is back in ‘Disaster 1990’! Hammer-Stein returns as the ABC Warrior!