The sci-fi book of the year! Star Lord Annual 1980

The fully-painted cover shows a huge squiddy-crustacean-thing attacking a few spaceships, one of which has ditched in a sea. It's along the same lines as the propaganda-themed covers of the weekly Starlord, and it wouldn't surprise me if the artist worked on those. The contents page makes a refreshing change from the grainy photograph contents … Continue reading The sci-fi book of the year! Star Lord Annual 1980

2000AD and Starlord Prog 99: The Terra-Mek’s hurling us into its atomic grinders… We’ll be crushed to a pulp!

Dave Gibbons gives a spoiler to the contents by showing us Fantas-Tek about to munch away on a couple of humes in a flying car (hover car?) I wasn't too sure which one it was as it's blue on the cover and purple on the centre pages. The Nerve Centre looks a bit more like … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 99: The Terra-Mek’s hurling us into its atomic grinders… We’ll be crushed to a pulp!

2000AD and Starlord Prog 98: Onward, my beauties – sing while you slaughter! Slicey-slicey, oncey-twicey claw and fang’ll kill Dredd nicely!

Brian Bolland puts Kleggs on the cover, and they're singing a song "Slicey-slicey, oncey-twicey Claw and fang'll kill Dredd nicely!" (I didn't need to type that out - just realised I'd already put it in the title of this blog post). Tharg announces the hiring of AALN-1 in the Nerve Centre, produced by MACMIDROIDS. A … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 98: Onward, my beauties – sing while you slaughter! Slicey-slicey, oncey-twicey claw and fang’ll kill Dredd nicely!

2000AD and Starlord Prog 97: We take… a giant step for comic-kind every week!

A generic picture of a giant robot striding through a ruined cityscape, a couple cowering behind a pile of rubble. With a bit of luck there won't be a hastily-subbed story to explain what's going on. Over the page... For a moment I thought there was, but it's alright, it's the first of the reader-submitted … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 97: We take… a giant step for comic-kind every week!

2000AD and Starlord Prog 96: We’re gonna hit him! That guy’s dead… unless he’s – Superman! Eject into hell with – Angel!

Aircraft on the cover means that Ian Kennedy is drafted in to bring an Angel illustration. The Nerve Centre has a warning of a 'special shock issue' - no idea what this is a reference to. The Day the Law Died! sees Grampus, leader of the Kleggs, appointed Deputy Chief Judge, replacing Fish, and a … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 96: We’re gonna hit him! That guy’s dead… unless he’s – Superman! Eject into hell with – Angel!

2000AD and Starlord Prog 95: Burn them – burn the robot rebels!

Mike Dorey provides his first cover for Ro-Busters (apparently he also did the uncredited cover for Prog 6 - John Probe against Nazi skeletons underwater). The Nerve Centre has letters about the 2000AD and Starlord merge - from those who like 2000AD and not Starlord, those who like Starlord and not 2000AD and those who … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 95: Burn them – burn the robot rebels!

2000AD and Starlord Prog 94: Citizens of Mega-City One, I sentence you to… Death! Can no-one stop the insane Judge Cal?

Chief Judge Cal glares out while pronouncing his death sentence on Mega-City One in this eye-catching cover by Mike McMahon. Possibly the first colour depiction of a Chief Judge, the gloves and shoulder pads are all red, rather than green or yellow... The Nerve Centre is jammed full of letters this week, half on Ro-Jaws … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 94: Citizens of Mega-City One, I sentence you to… Death! Can no-one stop the insane Judge Cal?