This wraparound cover by Massimo Bellardinelli has, I think, a first for 2000AD - we've had nudity from the very first prog, but this one puts it on the cover, but for body paint. This was one of the posters / cover posters which adorned my wall as a child. Tharg plugs both next prog's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 332: The Battle of Dun Barc
Carlos is on the cover and unlike this year's 2000AD annual we get a cover tagline too. The contents page features a great pic of Dredd near the New New Grand Hall of Justice - either at sunset, the sun's rays washing it in pink - or it's been painted pink in the first place. … Continue reading Judge Dredd Annual 1984: The world-famous hero of 2000AD comic!
Ian Gibson shows the next panel from last week's cliffhanger on this cover. I may be wrong, but I think this was the last of the batch given to me by my neighbour in 1983. Tharg's Nerve Centre. One earthlet gives Tharg a chance to plug Nemesis the Warlock Book III and forthcoming thrill Slaine. … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 324: Robo Hunter returns to Brit-Cit “Dumb place to park a chair, ya crazy hume!” KRAAAK!
Brett Ewins put in a Rogue cover featuring the corporeal GI running and a stylistic take on this bio-chipped buddies. This was one of those 'fill-in' progs I got a few years after reading those before and after. Tharg's Nerve Centre is presented by Tharg Lynch (a reference to a soap opera character) and has … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 323: Meet Nu Earth’s genetic infantrymen If his number comes up, they all die!
Steve Dillon's Judge Dredd cover contains just Dredd and four of Trapper Hag's bounty beasts (that's what Hag called them the previously episode). It's a well-drawn image but too plain for me. Tharg's Nerve Centre contains a few letters from earthlets who didn't read their progs closely enough before writing in, and one from a … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 307: Hag’s Beasts!
Disco takes over the cover in this image from Brett Ewins (I can't help feeling it may have been a few years too late for actual disco - Abba references were just past topical as they'd split up the previous year). Tharg claims the Nerve Centre is much reduced due to 'thrill-power' - nothing to … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 301: Fort Neuro gets… Disco Fever!
It's a big week for Harry, and so he gets this cover from Alan Davis (second of three H20 covers, I believe) - the tag line says all you need to know. Tharg's Nerve Centre has Tharg recap some of the achievements of the last century of progs (Rogue Trooper, Ace Trucking, Nemesis the Warlock, … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 299: “Stop the world – I wanna get on!” Escape from the High Rock!
A composite cover bodged together from panels of Dredd by Carlos Ezquerra and Slade by Ian Gibson. I'm curious what the freebie is though - and if I'm reading it right it's directly related to E.T. Tharg's Nerve Centre features a letter from a Tellurian named Clare who is romantically interested in Dredd (and was … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 294: A Tale of Two Cities! In Mega-City 1 requiem for a vigilante In Brit-Cit The sound of music E.T. Review and Freebie – This Prog!
Another classic storyline begins, though strangely the cover is not by story artist Ezquerra but instead by Ian Gibson. Not that I'm complaining. Tharg's Nerve Centre contains a trailer for an "opportunity to own a scrotnig electronic game" - sounds like another partner offer... Harry Twenty on the High Rock by Gerry Finley-Day and Alan … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 291: “Vigilante at work… that’s all this city needs!”
Carlos is back on the cover, along with Mean Machine Angel for the first time in, er, three weeks. Apparently there were stickers given away free with this prog, so Tharg's Nerve Centre tells me. Luckily this hasn't resulted in sticky tape damage on the cover. Sam Slade, Robo-Hunter: Football Crazy Part 2 by Alan … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 284: “Howdy! This here’s a hijack!”