Brendan McCarthy puts in a cover which could be a blown-up panel from this week's Future-Shock (though in better resolution than if that had happened). Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant Part 12 by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. Kreeman having escaped, Johnny walks back along corridors and halls strewn with those who died to get … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 214: In the newsagents: “Skud gen gehr!” “Idiot! I asked for 2000 AD – not 2000 elbow scratchers!” The English/Phlondrutian Phrasebook
Brian Bolland puts in a very competent cover, though unrelated to any of the stories inside. Oh, wait a minute, I see a small narrative box with the words "see p.22" so it looks like there's going to be a half-page story to plough through. I don't mind covers which tell stories unrelated to the … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 213: “I’ve got to kill you, Scott! If I don’t, Lamrox will enslave the galaxy!” (see P.22.)
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!
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
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!
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 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