I don't remember seeing a Kevin O'Neill wraparound cover before now - this one has Nemesis facing the massed ranks of Terminators at the... well, it's in the title of this blog post. For some reason I didn't buy this prog when it first came out, so it took me some time to find out … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 340: The Siege of Ydrasill Castle
Has it been mentioned in the story that Rogue Trooper has blue skin? Lucky we've got colour on the cover to let us know. Also lucky for the stammels that they don't seem to have any problems with those chem clouds in this Dave Gibbons cover. Tharg reveals that Art Robot Bolland suffered a major … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 234: Keep on trucking with Ace Trucking Co. inside Rogue Trooper battles the Raiders of the Atomic Desert!
King Carlos provides the Fiends of the Eastern Front cover this prog, showing one of the German soldiers (could be Hans or Karl) cowering from a very batty Captain Constanta while some of his Rumanians watch on. Incidentally I see from blog logs that someone from Romania has viewed this blog - if you're wondering … Continue reading Get some Fiend-power into your Life with… 2000ad and Tornado Prog 158: “No! Please! At least wait till I’ve read this week’s prog!”
The fully-painted cover shows a huge squiddy-crustacean-thing attacking a few spaceships, one of which has ditched in a sea. It's along the same lines as the propaganda-themed covers of the weekly Starlord, and it wouldn't surprise me if the artist worked on those. The contents page makes a refreshing change from the grainy photograph contents … Continue reading The sci-fi book of the year! Star Lord Annual 1980
Another annual cover from Kev O'Neill. Nice colours though I'd have preferred it if he'd been working on more comic pages! I don't think he's got any more work on ABC Warriors, but it's a long time 'til Comic Rock. The cover actually ties in to the first story, so I won't go into detail. … Continue reading Dan Dare Annual 1980: “DARE to wingman – peel off! I’ve got to make the DEATH RUN ALONE!”
The covers have a change of theme from this week, with Supercover Saga style covers created by artists, but instead of getting a sub-editor to come up with a story to match, readers are invited to do so. This cover looks to be from Ian Kennedy and shows a train crashing through a wall of … Continue reading Tornado No 13: The Sound… It’s so Real the Train has Come Alive… Aaaarghh!
Dave Gibbons presents an image of Hammerstein racing towards the enemy under heavy fire, hammer poised and shooting a jet of flame from the other limb, with a red/green colour scheme provided by an un-named editorial or lettering droid. On the inside front cover, Tharg is still plugging the 1978 annual squashing a much-reduced Nervce … Continue reading 2000AD and Star Lord Prog 91: Out of the way, Volgs – us war droids are programmed never to surrender! Hammer-stein is… Mek-Warrior!
The title of this post comes from a great Bolland Supercover, a welcome change after a few lacklustre weeks. The anatomical close-up of a frog and an astronaut's face shows the kind of detail that Bolland will become famous for by the end of the next decade, especially on his covers for US comics. Invasion! … Continue reading Prog 27: Have made contact with alien’s facial area… Composition… Flesh! Conclusion… Edible!
Dave Gibbons provides the first and only Harlem Heroes cover. I'm not sure that Inferno makes any covers either - unusual for such long-running series. The cover in question depicts the events of the last frame of the story. I'd question whether it should have appeared on the following prog, but that will be given … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 9: Goodbye, Giant! The Mad Avenger has you in his Sights!!