2000AD Prog 355 cover, art by Cam Kennedy As a youngling I think I assumed this Sláine cover was drawn by Mike McMahon, but it is in fact by Cam Kennedy. Tharg's Nerve Centre. Cam Kennedy isn't just muscling in on Mike McMahon's characters as an earthlet points out that Skizz appeared in the corner … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 355: Slough Throt summons… the birds!
John Cooper is back on the cover! Is what I'd like to have said, but then I had second thoughts and checking Barney this is the only time Cooper's artwork ever graced the cover! Some nice effects printing Engels in green and yellow, rising like a spectre between Dredd and Mega-City One. Tharg's Nerve Centre … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 298: “Death to the enemies of East-Meg One!” The Last Invader
A composite cover bodged together from panels of Dredd by Carlos Ezquerra and Slade by Ian Gibson. I'm curious what the freebie is though - and if I'm reading it right it's directly related to E.T. Tharg's Nerve Centre features a letter from a Tellurian named Clare who is romantically interested in Dredd (and was … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 294: A Tale of Two Cities! In Mega-City 1 requiem for a vigilante In Brit-Cit The sound of music E.T. Review and Freebie – This Prog!
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!
Brush your teeth and comb your hair - the last of Tharg's thrills gets its own cover with the kind of starfields we've only seen in early Dan Dare and late Blackhawk. There was some bubble gum given away free with this prog and a similar junk food / comic advert for Tiger and Speed … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 232: Chug the Big Empty with… Ace Trucking Co. Plus! A Space Truckers' Dictionary collect part 1 of this zippo booklet
Brian Bolland puts in a very competent cover, though unrelated to any of the stories inside. Oh, wait a minute, I see a small narrative box with the words "see p.22" so it looks like there's going to be a half-page story to plough through. I don't mind covers which tell stories unrelated to the … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 213: “I’ve got to kill you, Scott! If I don’t, Lamrox will enslave the galaxy!” (see P.22.)
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!”
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?