Carlos is on the cover and unlike this year's 2000AD annual we get a cover tagline too. The contents page features a great pic of Dredd near the New New Grand Hall of Justice - either at sunset, the sun's rays washing it in pink - or it's been painted pink in the first place. … Continue reading Judge Dredd Annual 1984: The world-famous hero of 2000AD comic!
Ian Gibson's back on the cover and showing the scene in which (spoiler) Sam Slade is going to die! This is another of those progs that came in my very first batch, so no sooner did I meet Slade than he was killed! Tharg's Nerve Centre is interesting for me - following the earthlet versus … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 314: “Meet my metal assassins, robo-hunter!” Teeny-Mek attack!
Brendan McCarthy puts in a cover which could be a blown-up panel from this week's Future-Shock (though in better resolution than if that had happened). Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant Part 12 by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. Kreeman having escaped, Johnny walks back along corridors and halls strewn with those who died to get … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 214: In the newsagents: “Skud gen gehr!” “Idiot! I asked for 2000 AD – not 2000 elbow scratchers!” The English/Phlondrutian Phrasebook
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.)
Ron Smith's cover depicts Dredd with a lawgiver in each hand between two blocks - though this is nothing like Bolland's "blocks under arrest" cover, with images of various perps and crimina activities emblazoned on the buildings like crime posters. Lucky earthlets would have found this copy in their newsagents on 4th May 1981, with … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 211: CRIME Dredd investigates the perp runners – inside!
Drafting in the artist responsible for The Forever Crimes, Brian Bolland is back with a spoilerific Dredd cover - featuring Citizen Heinz and his wife Hilda in a suspended animation drawer. Johnny's back! And we're going to meet a few of his new friends... Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant Part 8 by Alan Grant … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 210: “FREEZE!” The body-snatchers catch a cold – inside!
I checked Barney - that cover Redondo did a few progs ago was his first for 2000AD, and this is his second of five (plus he'll do one for the Megazine in thirty five (!) years. Considering it's a fourth birthday issue (whether or not it actually is the fourth birthday - which it isn't) … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 208: “The destroyer’s taken over Earth… only I can save it!”
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!
The Redondo / Gibson connections continue as the latter provides a cover for the former's series, and it looks like the Destroyer is going to be making his presence felt on a new planet this week. Strontium Dog: The Bad Boys Bust Part Two by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. This is the page which got … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 195: Return to Armageddon
Otto Sump's back, and that means Ron Smith is too, in a cover heralding the beginning of the ugly craze! p.s. this story is amongst those covered on the Mega-City Book Club. Strontium Dog: The Schicklgruber Grab Part 5 by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. As Stix starts firing, Alpha hits the Time Ejector (like the … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 186: “Get Ugly!” Revolting new craze sweeps Mega-City One!