2000AD Prog 444: Welcome Home, Rogue! “Any last requests?” “Yeah… MISS!”

Purity's flashback, Candida's flashback, now it's the turn of Thoth and Satanus! Mystery hands are going to make Rogue war. Judge Dredd: I am the... love? The Mean Team go on the run and being psychic isn't all it's cracked up to be.

2000AD Prog 442: Sam Slade: Robohunted! “Shoot heem op!” “Yup!” “Yup!” “Yup!” “Yup!” Blat! Blat! Blat! Blat! Blat!

Slade takes to the water, Rogue warns of fireworks, Satanus produces fireworks (oh, and we get to see the face of the character voted best villain at the Eagle Awards), a Mega-vigilante for Mega-City One, the ultimate weapon and Bad Jack has a flashback.

2000AD Prog 441: Flab Fever in the Future City! “Praise the lard!” Win Robotix monster machines!

A deal with the devil, Slade discharges from hospital, Tubbs makes it big, crime is a thing of the past and so is the Mean Team.

2000AD Prog 437: 5 Men plus 1 Droid plus 1 Alien plus 1 Panther Equals ? “Maximum kill-points!” The future of Earth is in Their Hands – Mean Team

The return of Elmer and Mabeline, the Mean Team appear on the scene, Norman does a Kryten (or Kryten will do a Norman), when Slobbs attack and Sam Slade returns to New York

2000AD Prog 436: The S-L-A-Y-E-D Treatment! “My friends call me Sam!” KZAAK! BZZZZT!

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.

2000AD Prog 396: WIN! Dungeons & Dragons treasure trove! “We need NEW BLOOD – join us, Joe…” “Hershey! She’s a VAMPIRE!”

Robin Smith reprises the last panel of last week's Dredd (and no doubt the opener of this week's too) in this cover showing vampire Hershey about to put the bite on Dredd. Tharg's Nerve Centre has a letter from an earthlet whose brother insists that Helltrekkers is 'copied' from Bloodfang (a dinosaur story running in … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 396: WIN! Dungeons & Dragons treasure trove! “We need NEW BLOOD – join us, Joe…” “Hershey! She’s a VAMPIRE!”

2000AD Prog 395: Take out your partners for the ballroom blitz! “Blimey – gatecrashers!” KLIK!

I've not been paying attention but I think this is Bryan Talbot's first cover for the galaxy's greatest comic. There shall be more. This may be the first time Ro-Jaws has made it to the cover since Prog 114. Tharg's Nerve Centre has compliments for the Ballad of Halo Jones (Tharg doesn't take the opportunity … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 395: Take out your partners for the ballroom blitz! “Blimey – gatecrashers!” KLIK!

2000AD Prog 394: Tomorrow’s evil in the City of the Damned! “What the drokk…?” “The Hell Street Blues!”

I'd have been too young to have watched Hill Street Blues, but I would probably have gotten the pun on this cover from Ron Smith. It's only know when I look it up that I find the blue vampire judges shown are named after characters from the show. A brief search suggests the vampires in … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 394: Tomorrow’s evil in the City of the Damned! “What the drokk…?” “The Hell Street Blues!”

2000AD Prog 392: Target: Traitor General – revenge for Rogue Trooper! “There’s the murderer!” “I see him!” “FIRE!”

At a guess I'd have said this cover was by Brett Ewins and Brendan McCarthy, though Barney only credits Brett. Considering the main quest of Rogue and the biochips for the three years they've appeared has been to hunt down the Traitor General, it's only fair that the TG gets on to the cover, along … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 392: Target: Traitor General – revenge for Rogue Trooper! “There’s the murderer!” “I see him!” “FIRE!”

2000AD Prog 391: Q: What does a dinosaur call a Helltrek? HRRRAAIII! A: Meals on Wheels!

Robin Smith provides the a Helltrekkers cover - I'm liking his rendition of the tyrannosaurs! Tharg's Nerve Centre opens with an unexpected tribute to Albert Robida - a French artist considered to be an early pioneer of sci-fi / steampunk style illustrations, from before either term had been invented. Tharg says he suggested a tribute … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 391: Q: What does a dinosaur call a Helltrek? HRRRAAIII! A: Meals on Wheels!