2000AD Prog 221: “Your racket’s over, creeps – judge this!” Down on the farm with J.D.

Gibson signs this cover with his own name (no Emberton in sight - actually, I didn't check that last prog's Dredd story was Emberton or Gibson - flicking forward I see this week's episode is credited to Emberton... Dredd bursts through a door on a butcher's hook as he tackles the stookie glanders... Strontium Dog: … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 221: “Your racket’s over, creeps – judge this!” Down on the farm with J.D.

2000ad and Tornado Prog 156: Zarjaz 3rd Birthday Issue! Have you Seen this Boy? The Judge Child – A great new Judge Dredd epic starts inside – in Colour!

For such a momentous cover, celebrating the third birthday of the prog, and the start of the Judge Child saga, you'd have thought a new image would have been commissioned - what's actually happened is that one of the panels from inside has been blown up and coloured... By the way, that line about the … Continue reading 2000ad and Tornado Prog 156: Zarjaz 3rd Birthday Issue! Have you Seen this Boy? The Judge Child – A great new Judge Dredd epic starts inside – in Colour!

Dan Dare Annual 1979 – Destroy that starcarrier or the whole galaxy will be enslaved!

Like the 2000AD Annual 1979, Kevin O'Neill paints the cover for Dan Dare's first annual (well, the first one since 'Eagle Dan Dare's Space Annual 1963', anyway). It's a good cover that stands on its own - please don't have this cover have a text story in the annual! A Dave Gibbon's be-space-suited Dare greets … Continue reading Dan Dare Annual 1979 – Destroy that starcarrier or the whole galaxy will be enslaved!

Prog 40: Secret of the microverse

O'Neill draws the Secret of the Microverse, which immediately brings to mind Fantastic Voyage - wonder what the twist is going to be? There's a few good creature designs in there but the cover is a bit busy for me. Part one of the Mega City 5000. We meet Spike Harvey Rotten (though he's subtly … Continue reading Prog 40: Secret of the microverse

Prog 35: All Earthmen must die! Take no prisoners!

The cover shows three spaceships of an old-fashioned flying saucer design shooting at some floating space wreckage with said Earthman clutching on.  It doesn't grab me, and could have appeared on any sci-fi comic for about thirty years previously. Despite the mention of Aberdeen last prog, Bill is in Fort William - precisely the opposite … Continue reading Prog 35: All Earthmen must die! Take no prisoners!