Judge Dredd bursts through a map of a Mega-City One sector in this Brian Bolland cover. Tharg introduces the contents page, with a fantastic painting by Ron Smith of Mega-City One by Night. The city looks golden - probably more through a trick of the sunset or sodium lighting than from the blocks looking yellow. … Continue reading Judge Dredd Annual 1981: 2000 A.D.’s top sci-fi hero bursts into action!
King Carlos provides the cover which is an almost exact creation of a scene in the story inside, though from a different angle, showing Angelina shooting Jim five times, including one in the head. Oh, and Angelina must be cold as her shoulder in the halter-neck top is blue on the cover and pink in … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 147: “Angelina pointed the .75 recoilless at my chest and four slugs ripped into me. Then she put a fifth one in my head for good measure.” The Stainless Steel Rat winds up in the mortuary, inside!
Carlos provides another cover from Hell (featuring Johnny Alpha in the Wailing Swamp). The Nerve Centre - Tharg announces that Ro-Jaws and Hammer-Stein's Laugh In is back this week (just one week after they appeared in the Sci-Fi special). He also announces that the A.B.C. Warriors will be starting in prog 119. I thought one … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 116: Gotta Slice My Way Free – or be Trapped in Hell for ever!
IPC may be pretending that the weekly 2000AD is actually 2000AD and Starlord, but the same cannot be said of the Sci-Fi Special, and so there is no 'and Starlord' above Brian Bolland's picture of Judge Dredd and the Ape Gang. There's a strip with a few promo pictures from within messing up the bottom … Continue reading 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1979: Mek-Wars Pull-out colour poster that doesn’t pull its punches!
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!
Mike Dorey provides his first cover for Ro-Busters (apparently he also did the uncredited cover for Prog 6 - John Probe against Nazi skeletons underwater). The Nerve Centre has letters about the 2000AD and Starlord merge - from those who like 2000AD and not Starlord, those who like Starlord and not 2000AD and those who … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 95: Burn them – burn the robot rebels!
A rather colourful cover greets us, with a huge green alien striding over planetoids as if they were stepping stones. The cover's not to my taste, and no doubt it will be revealed as an IntStelFed propaganda poster within the pages of this issue. Events in Mind Wars have been building up for a few … Continue reading Star Lord No 21: Guardian of the Dark Star!