2000AD Prog 180: The Law is the Word!

Carlos takes a rest this week, what with having produced Tharg stories and covers in addition to Stainless Steel Rat or Strontium Dog episodes for the last month or so. It's Mike McMahon's turn to draw the judge riding through Mega-City One (continuing the ongoing theme of showing the city on covers and posters, but … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 180: The Law is the Word!

2000AD and Tornado Prog 169: A Scene from the Civil War in Post-Atomic America

Tough if you don't like Mike McMahon's art style, as following last week's 'CRIME' cover, he's back for a wraparound cover showing an otherwise unreported-upon civil war which Dredd took part in. So, without any explanation, what's on the cover? Dredd takes centrestage on the front half, leading a team of uniformed non-Judges (could be … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 169: A Scene from the Civil War in Post-Atomic America

2000AD and Tornado Prog 138: George has gone berzerk! Gotta blow him off planet – Aaaagh! Fighting-mad George – Colossus of Mars! See the ABC Warriors!

Mad George makes the cover, or Fighting Mad George as the strapline has it in this word balloon festooned offering by Mike McMahon. Following last prog's exciting news regarding The V.C.s, Tharg's Nerve Centre this week really ups the thrill-power limits with news that Woman's Realm has details on how to order a Gronk pattern. … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 138: George has gone berzerk! Gotta blow him off planet – Aaaagh! Fighting-mad George – Colossus of Mars! See the ABC Warriors!

2000AD and Tornado Prog 137: Black Hawk… once a Roman centurion – now gladiator in a savage alien arena!

A second Belardinelli cover in a row, though this time it's for Blackhawk, not a generic alien. In the time in which I was amassing my collection of back progs, this was one of the earliest that I bought, and so I'm much more familiar with this cover than some of the others I've been … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 137: Black Hawk… once a Roman centurion – now gladiator in a savage alien arena!

The sci-fi book of the year! Star Lord Annual 1980

The fully-painted cover shows a huge squiddy-crustacean-thing attacking a few spaceships, one of which has ditched in a sea. It's along the same lines as the propaganda-themed covers of the weekly Starlord, and it wouldn't surprise me if the artist worked on those. The contents page makes a refreshing change from the grainy photograph contents … Continue reading The sci-fi book of the year! Star Lord Annual 1980

Dan Dare Annual 1980: “DARE to wingman – peel off! I’ve got to make the DEATH RUN ALONE!”

Another annual cover from Kev O'Neill. Nice colours though I'd have preferred it if he'd been working on more comic pages! I don't think he's got any more work on ABC Warriors, but it's a long time 'til Comic Rock. The cover actually ties in to the first story, so I won't go into detail. … Continue reading Dan Dare Annual 1980: “DARE to wingman – peel off! I’ve got to make the DEATH RUN ALONE!”

SPECIAL NEWS INSIDE FOR ALL READERS! Tornado No 22: On your marks… get set… GO! Race into action with Storm!

Cam Kennedy gets the final cover, showing Storm racing into action (as the tagline says). There is special news for all readers inside - and any veteran of IPC comics knows what that means. The Big Editorial confirms what we already know under the heading "Tornado joins 2000 A.D." (no pretence that it's 2000AD & … Continue reading SPECIAL NEWS INSIDE FOR ALL READERS! Tornado No 22: On your marks… get set… GO! Race into action with Storm!