Iconic covers by Brian Bolland and Kevin O'Neill, this time it's Dave Gibbons' turn with the 'dead biochips' cover - Rogue haunted by the helmetted skulls of his war buddies, who are always with him. Wasn't an early version of Rogue Trooper literally going to be Rogue haunted by Helm, Gunnar and Bagman, either spiritually … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 241: Avenge our murder most foul!
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!
Jesus Redondo finally gets a cover! I've not been keeping track, but as well as ilustrating a cover to his story (Ian Gibson drawing the previous two Return to Armageddon covers), I think this might be the first cover I've seen by him in either Starlord or 2000AD. Also, as he's normally just 'Redondo' in … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 203: “Aeee! It’s the thing we saw on TV… the freak that can’t be killed!”
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!
This annual's cover character montage comes courtesy of Dave Gibbons - showing Tharg in between Judge Dredd (in his own and Bolland's style) and Johnny Alpha (looking pretty faithful to an Ezquerra picture). This is promising - following that Gibbons' cover the inside starts with a star pin-up of Deadlock ("They mystic A.B.C. Warrior) by … Continue reading 2000AD Annual 1981
Back in the days when I was on the hunt for back progs, this was one that I bought some time before those immediately before and after it - and this was largely due to the cover. As a fan of Nemesis the Warlock, I had to have the story which inspired it (though I … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 112: We’ve Hit the Shark Car – Now it’s Next Stop Saturn Six!
Finally! Tornado gets a proper cover, with Blackhawk taking centre stage and not sharing the space with a free gift. The Big Editorial continues the Daily Planet-inspired photo strips about the editorial team behind Tornado. Dave Gibbons' involvement in this blatant rip-off didn't do his career any harm though - DC would hire him to … Continue reading Tornado No 4: Loathed by his Men! Feared by his Masters! Blackhawk is the Savage Centurion!