In the post jumping-on prog week, Torque gets a roasting, Nem gets married, Thoth reveals their pet, Slade takes Manhattan, Otto Sump gets smart, the President of the Earth deals with a comet and IPC's nursery title meets the Beast.
Art editor Robin Smith provides a pic of Tharg's face introducing us to the latest part work on this cover (more about that partwork on the back cover). This is another of those back progs I had in my possession at an early stage, so I know how some of these stories began but took … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 283: The shedding – Tharg as you’ve never seen him
For the first time in over a year, Tharg presents a wrap-around cover - and assuming the last one was a Stainless Steel Rat one then it's the same cover artist back again with Carlos showing Dredd facing off against some faces from his past - namely Murd the Opressor, The Lawgiver (the person from … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 281: One of Dredd’s old enemies returns… but which one?
The cover has a painting of a jet fighter firing missiles. I'm going to guess it's a tornado - I didn't pay too much attention to that centrefold cutaway view towards the end of the weekly comic. As you can see from the title of this post, Wolfie Smith, Victora Drago and Superking are the … Continue reading Tornado Annual 1980: Break the Thrill Barrier with Wolfie Smith, Drago, and Superking Inside!
Cam Kennedy gets the final cover, showing Storm racing into action (as the tagline says). There is special news for all readers inside - and any veteran of IPC comics knows what that means. The Big Editorial confirms what we already know under the heading "Tornado joins 2000 A.D." (no pretence that it's 2000AD & … Continue reading SPECIAL NEWS INSIDE FOR ALL READERS! Tornado No 22: On your marks… get set… GO! Race into action with Storm!
Ian Kennedy turns in a It's Your Turn cover featuring a racing car crashing - makes a change from aircraft... The Big Editorial is empty except for requests for readers to send content in. The Lawless Touch has Johny being given a mission to hijack a truck that's going to be travelling non-stop from Harwich … Continue reading Tornado No 18: Drama on Devil’s Bend!
The It's Your Turn cover depicts a supermarket, though instead of food on the shelves, they're filled with coins and banknotes. I've a feeling I've seen the art style in some of the other comics I was reading when I first started reading 2000AD (Tiger, Eagle, etc) but wouldn't swear to it. As the Big … Continue reading Tornado No 17: The Money Shop
So far everything in this blog has been a re-read. All those times I've guessed how a Future-Shock ends, I've read that story before. It may have been thirty years ago, but there's a possibility that I'm remembering rather than working out the ending. This is different. I bought a full run of the 22 … Continue reading Tornado No 1: Free Turbo-Flyer! Plus The U.K.’s First Real Live Super Hero!