Dave Gibbons provided this cover, featuring an ensemble of Hammerstein (with Ro-Busters head), Slade, Rogue, Johnny Alpha, Dredd and Speedo Ghost in the background. I don't remember much about this annual, so can't remember if they all appear inside (in proper stories). Cosmic Contents has Robin Smith's armoured Tharg casting a spell or something. Sam … Continue reading 2000AD Annual 1984
Fresh from last prog's star pin-up of Dredd, Ron Smith's back for a Judge Dredd cover showing a scene from this prog's story. Tharg's Nerve Centre elucidates what the great news for video gamers mentioned on the cover is all about - it's later in this prog... Apparently (according to one earthlet) a recent government … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 295: “Die, Dredd!” Look out – there’s a “jimp” about! Zarjaz news for video gamers – inside!
Carlos Ezquerra signs this cover of an alien of indeterminate race climbs through what could be an airlock (the background looks like a planet seen from above, but if so the alien doesn't need a vacuum suit). I mention that Carlos signed it because of all those L J Silver contributions lately... Over the pages … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 139: Danger! Danger! The ALIEN who came in from the cold!
The cover is apparently by G. Wood, if I'm reading the signature correctly. It has good depictions of Tharg and Bill Savage, and a rendition of Judge Dredd that wouldn't have been out of place in the pre-Cursed Earth stories. There's definitely worse covers to annuals and specials from this period of the prog's history, … Continue reading 2000AD Annual 1980: It’s wild… it’s sensational… it’s your future!
After last week's disappointing film tie-in cover, this colourful giant robot from Dave Gibbons is more like it - though there's an awful lot of blurb swamping the cover... Tharg gives the Nerve Centre over to Ro-Jaws to celebrate the robot special this week. There's a short story by one Andrew Taylor. I'm wondering if … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 120: Big Robot Issue!
The cover is taken from the James Bond: Moonraker film poster, with a few 2000AD-specific things pasted around the rest. Tharg's Nerve Centre features a short reader's story (punchline the human race wiped itself out) and a picture by future art droid Adrian Salmon! Judge Dredd: A Tale from Walter's Scwapbook (not actually titled, but … Continue reading 2000AD & Starlord Prog 119: Bill Savage is back in ‘Disaster 1990’! Hammer-Stein returns as the ABC Warrior!
Massimo introduces us to Big Hungry - a huge nothosaur - on the cover. This is going to be our Old One Eye of Flesh Book II! We usually get one less story for a jumping-on / merger prog, to allow for introductory pages, though this continues into this week. Tharg trails the returns of … Continue reading 2000AD and Star Lord Prog 87: Dinosaurs rule in Flesh Book 2
Dave Gibbons is cover artist for the 'new' comic of 2000AD and Starlord, with an ensemble of Big Hungry, Johnny Alpha, Judge Dredd, Hammerstein and Ro-Jaws. p.s. I couldn't find a 'clean' copy of the original 2000AD and Starlord logo (where both comics got equal billing), so I'm using the interim logo where Starlord starts … Continue reading 2000AD and Star Lord Prog 86: This is it! The big one! Two sci-fi greats unite in a giant leap for mankind! Join them and smash the thrill barrier!
This is another mystery air-brush style cover - almost certainly by the same artist as the Issue 11 Mind Wars cover. It shows a besuited man pointing a revolve, helicopters and a formation of traditional flying saucer UFOs. The new series is called Holocaust and the concept looks pretty straight-forward. First story - Mind Wars. … Continue reading Star Lord No 14: Doomsday is just around the corner for Carl Hunter in Holocaust!
The cover of this week's issue has a giant crab in battle with humanoids. Not much to say about it - it's competent enough, though could have appeared on any number of pulp sci-fi novels from the 1950s onwards. Mind Wars has Tilman attempting to kill the twins, but he is interrupted when Ardeni awakes. … Continue reading Star Lord No 6: Interstellar Federation invasion begins! You have been warned!