Slade takes to the water, Rogue warns of fireworks, Satanus produces fireworks (oh, and we get to see the face of the character voted best villain at the Eagle Awards), a Mega-vigilante for Mega-City One, the ultimate weapon and Bad Jack has a flashback.
On the front cover, Brian Bolland introduces us to Orlock the Assassin. The Nerve Centre has a letter from 'Wakefied' - I wonder if that's Wakefield Carter, who was behind the 2000AD Meeples a few years back? A different Earthlet tells Squaxx about Orkney Ba' - a game not dissimilar to Street Football played on … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 242: Subject: Orlock Status: assassin Mission: destroy Mega-City One! Block Mania
Back in the days when I was on the hunt for back progs, this was one that I bought some time before those immediately before and after it - and this was largely due to the cover. As a fan of Nemesis the Warlock, I had to have the story which inspired it (though I … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 112: We’ve Hit the Shark Car – Now it’s Next Stop Saturn Six!
Ron Smith's first cover for 2000AD (and Starlord) is of an Exo-Man attacking Dredd with a wrecking ball while on a zoom track (it may or may not be called the zoom at this point, but when I started reading 2000AD, that's what it was called). The Nerve Centre has a reader-submitted short story which … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 111: No gun, no chance, Dredd – the wrecking ball is gonna crush your skull! Assault at Hell’s Junction!
The cover is Dredd looming over the boardgame that starts this prog and looks like it was provided by an art editor (and is sort of an amalgam of Bolland, Gibbons and McMahon's styles). The 2000AD Nerve Centre has no letters and is also cut down to half a page by an advert. At least … Continue reading Prog 75: Have you the nerve to play the Cursed Earth game?
Last prog I was surprised that Old One Eye hadn't actually been mentioned, but the presence of the Flesh logo in the bottom right corner of this McMahon cover bodes well. The 'Tharg Data Nerve Centre' lets us know that in honour of next week's 75th prog we're going to get a multi-part boardgame based … Continue reading Prog 74: Flesh