Carlos is back on cover duty with a very yellow and orange portrait of Johnny Alpha surrounded by vignettes of mutant persecution and the rise of the Kreelers - but I'm getting ahead of myself. The colours were probably added by Tom Frame, Steve Potter or someone on the editorial team (Robin Smith?) and this … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 202: No more muties! Portrait of a Mutant!
2000AD Prog 198 cover, art by 'Q Twerk' Ian Gibson brings in a wrap-around cover depicting a swarm of Thrill-Suckers (though signs it Q. Twerk - I know Ezquerra uses other names when he's not happy with the work he did, but I'm not sure about Gibson). It's not often you'll get a skinhead eating … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 198: "By the right… SWARM!" Revenge of the Thrill-Suckers!
Bolland takes to the cover as Dredd is hit by the shock-wave from a nuclear explosion. This prog had a cover date of 31 Jan 1981. Strontium Dog: The Bad Boys Bust Part 4 by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. This one is interesting in its own right, as Johnny is injured in the train crash. … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 197: Catch Captain Skank… or Mega-City One dies!
Dave Gibbon's depicts Old Father Time being knocked out of the way by a horde of aliens (no two of which are alike). This prog would have been the first of the year, on newsagent shelves from the 5th of January with a Saturday 10th cover date. Strontium Dog: The Bad Boys Bust credited to … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 194: 1981 is the Year of the Alien!
Dave Gibbons does Mean Arena - on the cover, at least. Only fair that the guy who brought us (most of) Harlem Heroes gives us an illustration of the current future death sports story (even though it's not technically supposed to be a death sport). I don't recognise the team that Tallon's racing against on … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 187: In the Mean Arena you score first and check your wounds later!
The cover is painted by an uncredited artist and features Blackhawk surrounded by werewolves. A journey into adventure you'll never forget! - the contents page has an artist's impression of a covered moon buggy with a non-space-suited passenger possibly with a robot next to him. Before we get in to the first story, I'll just … Continue reading Tornado Annual 1981: Black Hawk, Wolfie Smith and Johnny Lawless in spine-tingling full-length picture-stories!
An unexpected appearance by a Terminator outrider on the travel tube on this Kevin O'Neill cover. Being an inveterate fan of Nemesis the Warlock - have I told you how Nemesis Book III was probably the main reason I'm still reading 2000AD to this day, when all other comics I was reading at the time … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 174: The race is on to attend the… 2000AD Galactic Olympics "Can't wait to see the laser slalom contest!"