Starlord Annual 1981

Brian Bolland draws the cover for this annual, featuring Starlord revealing Ro-Jaws, the Gronk, Johnny Alpha, Hammerstein, Ardenia Lakam, Na-Rutha, James Blocker, Suzie Cho and two more figures from under his purple and gold cloak. Both Ardeni and the Gronk are doing the 'hands held up to the head denoting psychic powers being used' that … Continue reading Starlord Annual 1981

Judge Dredd Annual 1981: 2000 A.D.’s top sci-fi hero bursts into action!

Judge Dredd bursts through a map of a Mega-City One sector in this Brian Bolland cover. Tharg introduces the contents page, with a fantastic painting by Ron Smith of Mega-City One by Night. The city looks golden - probably more through a trick of the sunset or sodium lighting than from the blocks looking yellow. … Continue reading Judge Dredd Annual 1981: 2000 A.D.’s top sci-fi hero bursts into action!

2000AD and Star Lord Prog 89: Don’t die *sob* dear Judge Dwedd – please don’t die! Murder in Mega-City One!

Mike McMahon leads us to believe that Dredd is dead with Walter crying over his body (again - McMahon already showed us Dredd's funeral once, about a year earlier - Walter was there as well). In the Nerve Centre we get told the Future Shock will be archaeological in nature, that the Preying Mantis cutaway … Continue reading 2000AD and Star Lord Prog 89: Don’t die *sob* dear Judge Dwedd – please don’t die! Murder in Mega-City One!

2000AD Annual 1979

Kevin O'Neill provides the cover featuring two green aliens one threatening a woman in a skin-tight spacesuit and another being shot by some kind of cyborg. Thankfully the image stands on its own - i.e. there's no Supercover Saga copy inside the annual to detail what's going on. On the contents page is what might … Continue reading 2000AD Annual 1979

Prog 36: Take ’em from behind – best way to kill those slimy aliens!

Pretty nice cover from Lopez, well composed from a tentacled slimy alien viewpoint and an ironic line from the humanoid (while trying to take the aliens from behind a tentacle reaches behind his back). Big news this prog - even bigger than the return of the Harlem Heroes (in a new sport) and Belardinelli is … Continue reading Prog 36: Take ’em from behind – best way to kill those slimy aliens!

Prog 35: All Earthmen must die! Take no prisoners!

The cover shows three spaceships of an old-fashioned flying saucer design shooting at some floating space wreckage with said Earthman clutching on.  It doesn't grab me, and could have appeared on any sci-fi comic for about thirty years previously. Despite the mention of Aberdeen last prog, Bill is in Fort William - precisely the opposite … Continue reading Prog 35: All Earthmen must die! Take no prisoners!