2000AD and Tornado Prog 133: Zorgon – Wanted Zapped or Alive!

Carlos Ezquerra provides a generic alien cover. I'm pleased to say there's no text story to accompany it inside, though Tharg mentions it in the... ...Nerve Centre, which is dominated by reader's letters regarding the recent merger, illustrated by three Tharg's heads. Judge Dredd: The Great Muldoon from John Howard and seeing the return of … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 133: Zorgon – Wanted Zapped or Alive!

Star Lord No 21: Guardian of the Dark Star!

A rather colourful cover greets us, with a huge green alien striding over planetoids as if they were stepping stones. The cover's not to my taste, and no doubt it will be revealed as an IntStelFed propaganda poster within the pages of this issue. Events in Mind Wars have been building up for a few … Continue reading Star Lord No 21: Guardian of the Dark Star!

Prog 39: Get it through your thick skull, Earthman… we don’t have pointed ears!

Looks like Ewins and McCarthy again with a fairly eye-catching cover, probably their best yet. Off the top of my head it'll be a few years until they become truly excellent artists, so I'll shut up about it for the time being. Judge Dredd: The Ape Gang makes their first appearance. The first time I … Continue reading Prog 39: Get it through your thick skull, Earthman… we don’t have pointed ears!

Prog 35: All Earthmen must die! Take no prisoners!

The cover shows three spaceships of an old-fashioned flying saucer design shooting at some floating space wreckage with said Earthman clutching on.  It doesn't grab me, and could have appeared on any sci-fi comic for about thirty years previously. Despite the mention of Aberdeen last prog, Bill is in Fort William - precisely the opposite … Continue reading Prog 35: All Earthmen must die! Take no prisoners!

Prog 34:The Day the Earth Burned!

A Trev Goring cover showing a London where the Old Bailey is pretty close to the Houses of Parliament.  Interestingly the two main figures on the cover are black - we've had a team of black characters right from the beginning, though the only Harlem Heroes cover I can think of featured Artie Gruber in … Continue reading Prog 34:The Day the Earth Burned!

Prog 27: Have made contact with alien’s facial area… Composition… Flesh! Conclusion… Edible!

The title of this post comes from a great Bolland Supercover, a welcome change after a few lacklustre weeks.  The anatomical close-up of a frog and an astronaut's face shows the kind of detail that Bolland will become famous for by the end of the next decade, especially on his covers for US comics. Invasion! … Continue reading Prog 27: Have made contact with alien’s facial area… Composition… Flesh! Conclusion… Edible!