This was the most recent back prog I ever bought - from the next week onwards I was getting every prog as it came out. Kevin O'Neill finishes off Book III of Nemesis with this Torquemada cover, which is very red, but not as red as that page with Chira last prog. Tharg's Nerve Centre … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 349: Bad news for aliens in Nemesis the Warlock Book III “The arch deviant is defeated!”
Eric Bradbury's been away for a while - he's back on this Tharg cover, featuring Burt, the Dictators of Zrag and Mike McMahon in the background. Tharg's Nerve Centre opens with an appeal for the Anthony Nolan Appeal, a charity involving a register of people to donate bone marrow. An earthlet asks what will happen … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 348: A zarjaz christmas to all earthlets! “Rub-a-dub-dub.. um… three dictators in a tub!” “Ho, ho, ho!” The Dictators’ family tree
Ron Smith is back with a second week of Judge Dredd dinosaur covers featuring speech balloons. Tharg's Nerve Centre has an earthlet pining for Ace Garp - he'll be back, but it's going to be some time. Judge Dredd: Bob & Carol & Ted & Ringo Pt 2 by T.B. Grover and Ron Smith continues … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 347: Bob & Carol & Ted & Ringo & Judge Dredd “Lishen, judge – you’re not gonna ⁝hic!⁝ believe thish…!”
Ron Smith introduces us to dinosaurs in Mega-City One in this Judge Dredd cover. Also features a speech balloon. Tharg's Nerve Centre features the awards the Galaxy's Greatest comic has won lately - namely the Comics Adventure Strip of the Year from the Cartoonists Club of Great Britain and Character most Worthy of Own Series … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 346: The dinosaurs are in town! “Hold your fire!”
Angie Mills provides this cover (yes, I know the artist is now known as Angela Kincaid, but I'm tending to use the credits as given at the time - mainly due to how tangled the web of pseudonyms gets at times). Pat and Angie spent a lot of time developing Sláine though I gather it … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 330: New sword and sorcery saga starts this prog! Sláine
Another of my first batch of comics has a Cam Kennedy cover and the first apperance of bio-wire. A very much reduced Tharg's Nerve Centre - just the Thargnote, in fact, plus a Titan advert for the Judge Death collection and a non-Titan advert for bubble gum. Sam Slade, Robo-Hunter: The Slaying of Slade Part … Continue reading 2000ad Prog 317: The Bio-wire… Creeping killer of Nu Earth!
Alan Davis is back on the cover showing last prog's stunning revelation regarding Old Ben 90. This was one of my first back progs and I'm pretty sure I got it from a comic shop in Bristol (Forever People?) while on holiday and read it while at a cafe on a dockside. It's possible that … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 302: “Hee! Hee! Hee!” Ben Ninety – Android!
Brian Bolland draws an Empire Strikes Back tie-in competition featuring R2-D2, C-3PO, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and Chewbacca. They're looking slightly more like Palitoy toys than film characters... Tharg's Nerve Centre. It looks like Bonjo and Klep have truly been consigned to the scrap heap as Tharg announces Flush Gordon, coming to 2000AD. It asks … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 166: New this prog! The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World! / Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back – 15 electronic battle command games and 20 action figures to be won!
An Ian Gibson cover showing Sam Slade and the true stars of the show, the Teeny Meks! Tharg's Nerve Centre has a reader pointing out that it's been 21 weeks since Dan Dare took a break for a while - Tharg replies that Dare will return when a Dan Dare TV series starts... Another reader … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 154: “Holy Joe Smith! Nine-inch-high robo assassins!” “He he he he he”
A Ron Smith focussed prog begins with a cover showing dino-man Rex Peters, along with Dredd wearing his green rain-cloak. Tharg's Nerve Centre and an interesting contest has started this prog - guess the name of Tharg's home planet (hithertoo referred to only as Betelgeuse 6). The clues given are "it contains between 5 and … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 153: “Stomm! It’s Peters… The man who drank the blood of Satanus!”