King Carlos shows that a landscape image of an aircraft exploding after being hit by missiles looks better when drawn by a comic artist than when stolen (without credit) by a gallery artist. Always great to get a wraparound cover from Carlos. Tharg's Nerve Centre has a reader complaining that none of the Strontium Dog … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 400: Dogfight – the rat bites back! WHAAM!
Carlos is back (again) with a wraparound cover. I was trying to find a thumbnail of the entire cover but couldn't find one (not one in colour, anyway) though did come across the interesting tidbit - this is the first time a Carlos Dredd was published since 1977! Albeit as part of a montage also … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 192: “Splundig vur ho, ho, ho!”
A marvellous cover from Mike McMahon showing the four members of the Angel Gang (Link, Pa, Mean and Junior - Fink won't show up until much later). Interestingly, Junior's knife has an eagle adorning the pommel. As well as the numbers, this first cover image of Mean also has the settings (Surly, Mean, Vicious and … Continue reading 2000ad and Tornado Prog 160: “Shall I tell them, Pa?” “No, let me!” “I’ll do it, Pa!” “Judge Dredd is a dead man!” Dredd hits Texas City – and Texas City hits back!
Ian Kennedy provides a rare non-aircraft cover for Wagner's Walk, with the title character about to Walk onto a mine. The other thing on the cover is that Black Hawk is in full colour (so no return to the centre pages for The Angry Planet). The Big Editorial is cut to half a page, with … Continue reading Tornado No 10: In a Siberian Minefield… The Next Step is Death!
A Warrior cover this week, albeit cluttered with frames from some of the other strips appearing. Uninspiring. The Big Editorial has a couple of letters saying how great Tornado is plus a request for readers to send in jokes to make Sam smile. Sam's the Lois Lane stand-in, if you'd forgotten. Blackhawk is now taking … Continue reading Tornado No 9: He fought a lonely war with the white invaders who had plundered his people’s homeland… Warrior