Cam Kennedy is back on Sláine - Sky Chariots cover duty as he depicts a one-on-one fight between Sláine and a Norseman berserker. Tharg's Nerve Centre shares space between two pieces of reader's art, two letters, the voting coupon, an obligatory stamp advert and the Titan / Forbidden Planet advert for Judge Child Book Three. … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 357: 100 Judge Dredd games to be won – this prog! Invasion of the berserks! Sláine
Ron Smith's back on the cover doing what he does best - depicting the eccentric (to put it politely) citizenry of Mega-City One. Obviously nostalgia is playing a part here, after all I'm re-reading the first few months I encountered and have been reading constantly for the last thirty-seven years, but these progs really are … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 356: “I’ll have the biggest NOSE in Mega-City One!” “Glad to hear it son. It’s about time you had an interest in life!” Citizen Snork Part 1
Ezquerra provides the Strontium Dog cover which is basically the last panel of the last prog's / first panel of this prog's story with the window framing the cover. Tharg's Nerve Centre brings good news - work has finished on the 2000AD Annual 1985 - the reason it's particularly good news is that astute readers … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 354: “Easy meat! The wounded walk in for treatment – and we finish them off!”
Alan Davis is back on the cover (first time since Harry 20) heralding the first of a D.R. & Quinch series. For no reason I can work out, I hadn't bought any weekly progs since Prog 342. I've said on a few occasions that I had a 'first prog'. My first first prog was 308, … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 350: Tharg’s 1984 calendar! Part One This Prog! D.R. & Quinch Go Straight! New Thrill!
The first full year of weekly newspaper strips (it later went daily which is why we generally think of them as a daily strip, and that was the name given when they were collected in a hardback edition a few years back). Target Chief Judge - this is a bit of a strange one from … Continue reading The Daily Dredds: 1982
Not Robin Smith's finest hour as he portrays Tharg wearing a wristwatch for this cover, but one of the things a commercial artist has to do at times. I hasten to add that I'm fully expecting to nominate some of Robin's artwork as grailpages in future progs, and he draws a pretty mean armoured Tharg … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 290: Snap up a Pac-Man watch!
Mike McMahon provides the cover for the second Judge Dredd Annual which has a very green theme going on (border, gloves and boots, rooftop gardens and jetpacking perp's visor). The contents page continues with the McMahon artwork as Dredd and a cohort of judges (what is the collective noun for judges, anyway?) stand outside the … Continue reading Judge Dredd Annual 1982
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!
Today's festive cover is from Carlos Ezquerra and promises to tie in to a Tharg story inside (or maybe it won't, time and pages shall tell). Tharg's Nerve Centre's has reader art, a couple of letters and a puzzle (which contained an acrostic). spikes moonie 2066 2070 2001 2071 walter don uggie rico satanus grampus … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 145: Merry Christmas, Tharg – here’s your present!