Judge Dredd looks a bit green around the gills in this portrait while the almost full-length pic of the lawman does a jazz hand while firing in this Carlos Ezquerra cover. Meanwhile a ruddy Mega-Cityscape merges in to big Dredd-head's helmet. On the other side of the front cover, Carlos Ezquerra is back to present … Continue reading Judge Dredd Annual 1985: He is the law in Mega-City!
Yesterday I posted about the Dan Dare Poster Magazine which I didn't own at the time I was writing blog posts on comics which came out in 1977. This one I did have in my possession and have no idea why I didn't cover it. As it's not easy to get publication dates for specials … Continue reading Starlord Summer Special 1978: The world’s first cutaway of the Preying Mantis! Thunderbirds’ creator Gerry Anderson interviewed! Amazing short story by Arthur C. Clarke! Plus your favourite Starlord heroes in fantastic full-length adventures!!!
Dave Gibbons provided this cover, featuring an ensemble of Hammerstein (with Ro-Busters head), Slade, Rogue, Johnny Alpha, Dredd and Speedo Ghost in the background. I don't remember much about this annual, so can't remember if they all appear inside (in proper stories). Cosmic Contents has Robin Smith's armoured Tharg casting a spell or something. Sam … Continue reading 2000AD Annual 1984
With a cover line like that you know it's going to be Belardinelli on art duties, as G-B-H takes centre-stage on the cover. The most notable thing about the Nerve Centre is how so many things are contributed that there's a Nerve Centre Extra at the back of the prog. Having said that, none of … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 247: Read by Aliens Across the Galaxy! “It’s buzzin’ beakboys, G-B-H! Pummel gurney or we’re skavy gravy!” Translation: The Ace Trucking Co. are in big trouble this prog!
Brian Bolland provides a montage cover featuring Dredd, Johnny Alpha and Blackhawk flanking Tharg. Wasn't expecting to see Blackhawk again - I'm guessing it's going to be a text story... The contents page image is provided by Robin Smith and features Johnny Alpha - we'd better get a good Strontium Dog story this annual! Robin … Continue reading 2000AD Annual 1982
Brian Bolland draws the cover for this annual, featuring Starlord revealing Ro-Jaws, the Gronk, Johnny Alpha, Hammerstein, Ardeni Lakam, Na-Rutha, James Blocker, Suzie Cho and two more figures from under his purple and gold cloak. Both Ardeni and the Gronk are doing the 'hands held up to the head denoting psychic powers being used' that … Continue reading Starlord Annual 1981
Another great Brian Bolland cover, this one a soggy Dredd in rain. Tharg's Nerve Centre has Tharg back from his holidays to find the droids have been at the North Sea Oil (courtesy of the Scottish robot, AALN-1). Judge Dredd: New year is Cancelled from John Howard and Brendan McCarthy. This one is about Albert … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 146: New Year is Cancelled! By order Judge Dredd
Brian Bolland puts Kleggs on the cover, and they're singing a song "Slicey-slicey, oncey-twicey Claw and fang'll kill Dredd nicely!" (I didn't need to type that out - just realised I'd already put it in the title of this blog post). Tharg announces the hiring of AALN-1 in the Nerve Centre, produced by MACMIDROIDS. A … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 98: Onward, my beauties – sing while you slaughter! Slicey-slicey, oncey-twicey claw and fang’ll kill Dredd nicely!
Aircraft on the cover means that Ian Kennedy is drafted in to bring an Angel illustration. The Nerve Centre has a warning of a 'special shock issue' - no idea what this is a reference to. The Day the Law Died! sees Grampus, leader of the Kleggs, appointed Deputy Chief Judge, replacing Fish, and a … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 96: We’re gonna hit him! That guy’s dead… unless he’s – Superman! Eject into hell with – Angel!
This prog has a Tharg cover by Colin Wyatt, apparently the only work he ever did for the Galaxy's Greatest. It's a pointillist pic, seemingly traced over a photo of an editorial droid wearing the Tharg rubber mask and boiler suit. The Nerve Centre features a reader who has created a composite picture of a … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 92: I, Tharg, have journeyed from the depths of space… Do you dare to share my travels?