Zarjaz cover poster this prog! From Belardinelli - the half on the front features the Speedo Ghost crew (including the ughbugs, if they are ughbugs) while the half on the back introduces us to Princess Gadarina (which was used in the previous prog's preview). Tharg's Nerve Centre features a Strontium Gronk. Tharg reveals his eyes … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 383: “Heeeeeer, piggy piggy piggy piggy!” “Hark! A voith calleth my name!”
It seems like ages since Belardinelli made it on to the cover and this time it's to re-introduce (or introduce in my case) Ace Garp to squaxx. Tharg's Nerve Centre has one reader point out that Worm's Head Island is surrounded by strong tidal waters, which wasn't shown in Sláine: Dragon Heist. Rather than point … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 378: Ace Garp is OUT! “We’s truckin’, buddies!”
One of my early favourite Dredd tales as Brett Ewins does a try-out for Anderson (probably not, but it couldn't have harmed his prospects) in this cover. Tharg's Nerve Centre has a stamp competition in the corner with unwittingly difficult questions (things like "Has non-royalty appeared on British stamps?" or "Has the Queen Mother appeared … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 359: A demonic attack – at the heart of justice! The Haunting of Sector House 9 AAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Gibson signs this cover with his own name (no Emberton in sight - actually, I didn't check that last prog's Dredd story was Emberton or Gibson - flicking forward I see this week's episode is credited to Emberton... Dredd bursts through a door on a butcher's hook as he tackles the stookie glanders... Strontium Dog: … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 221: “Your racket’s over, creeps – judge this!” Down on the farm with J.D.
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!
King Carlos contributes a non-story related cover. Nope, spoke too soon - there's some smaller text saying "Tharg foils assassination attempt! See NERVE CENTRE inside" - close. The Nerve Centre contains a mercifully short piece of editorialising regarding the 'cover story'. I'm not saying that every story related to a cover (other than, y'know, actualy … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 124: Flee in terror, Earthlets! I am Kil-Gorr – the intergalactic hitman! Tharg foils assassination attempt!
Dr Feeley Good appears on the cover, terrorising a pair of humes in their living room, cover courtesy of Mike McMahon. In the Nerve Centre, Tharg takes recent industrial action as an excuse to push subscriptions. Tharg also blames industrial disputes on the changing of Belardinelli to Carlos Pino towards the end of Flesh (I'm … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 108: The doctor will examine you now… Say ah… Aaaaah!
As the title suggests, this issue has a Timequake cover, with the Droon drawn by Alberto Salinas. As it's easy to forget, Droon are huge - about twice or thrice as tall as humans, and this one seems to be carrying two laser swords. If I was a bit older I'd have an idea of … Continue reading Star Lord No 15: Earth Star-Squad hit by Droon! No Survivors!