Anderson's back! Tharg's Food-Shocks. What is Sláine's type? Dark Judges at large! Is Dredd needed? Nah! Bounty hunting is thirsty business.
A Cam Kennedy cover heralds the return of Rogue (after only a few weeks away) and the long-awaited regening of the chips. Tharg's Nerve Centre trails the new prog by telling us that part 2 of the '85 Calendar will appear - and then announces that part 1 is appearing in this, like, prog. No … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 401: Free Panini Dune album (not available to overseas readers) The return of Rogue Trooper “Here are my boys… make them into MEN!”
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!
Back for his second cover Bryan Talbot shows a dishevelled Mongrol making a return and Tom Frame (presumably) contrasts the yellow and red of Mongrol with greens and blues for Nemesis. Tharg's Nerve Centre has Free Gift News! The next prog will feature a Dune album. Tharg also answers a reader's query by revealing that … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 399: A.B.C. K.O. B.E.M. S.N.A.F.U! (O.K?) “Mongrol SMUSH!”
Robin Smith provides the a Helltrekkers cover - I'm liking his rendition of the tyrannosaurs! Tharg's Nerve Centre opens with an unexpected tribute to Albert Robida - a French artist considered to be an early pioneer of sci-fi / steampunk style illustrations, from before either term had been invented. Tharg says he suggested a tribute … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 391: Q: What does a dinosaur call a Helltrek? HRRRAAIII! A: Meals on Wheels!
Brett's back, with a slightly more colourful cover than the last (I think it was the On Yer Bike cover for the Haunting of Sector House 9). We've had judges in disguise before, but I think this is the first time we've met those going deep undercover. Tharg's Nerve Centre is all about the storage … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 390: £ivers and Tenners to be Won Every Week! “Biggest collection of oddballs I’ve ever seen… and they’re all JUDGES!” The Wally Squad!
Kim Raymond brings us another Judge Dredd cover. In case we couldn't guess, the caption tells us the title of the Dredd story inside (Gator). Tharg's Nerve Centre warns earthlets to be careful when reading the 1985 Judge Dredd and 2000AD annuals while also teasing upcoming thrills Nemesis the Warlock Book IV, a new Judge … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 384: Jaw to jaw with the law! RRRRRRRRR ‘Gator!
The newspaper strips continue in to their third year (and were collected with those from 1981 to 1986 in a hardback edition a few years back). For the sake of logistics, I'm saving these up in to batches for coverage in this blog (it wouldn't exactly be practical to have one episode per day, interspersed … Continue reading The Daily Dredds: 1983
Carlos depicts a scene from within as Johnny and Wulf sneak past some trigger happy Stronts as they let loose on some coffins. Tharg's Nerve Centre points out that the holiday snap at the back of the prog features Burt, hiding out and ashamed at having had a complete circuit breakdown (a dig at Richard … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 373: Johnny Alpha – nailed in his coffin? “Rest in pieces, Alpha!” “Not this time, dog-brother…”
Kim Raymond is on the cover as the artist depicts Rookie Dekker taking aim at a few perps. Tharg's Nerve Centre has a reader point out some seemingly inconsistent figures from an early prog as 16,000 oranges weighed three hundred tons, meaning each orange would have weighed 40lbs. Tharg responds that the oranges weigh around … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 372: BINGO! Dredd & Dekker play for creeps! “Your number’s up!” BINGO! Losers inside