This annual's cover character montage comes courtesy of Dave Gibbons - showing Tharg in between Judge Dredd (in his own and Bolland's style) and Johnny Alpha (looking pretty faithful to an Ezquerra picture). This is promising - following that Gibbons' cover the inside starts with a star pin-up of Deadlock ("They mystic A.B.C. Warrior) by … Continue reading 2000AD Annual 1981
For the second week in a row, Brian Bolland provides a Judge Dredd cover directly related to a scene in the week's episode (covers don't always relate to what's inside, as I'm sure you all know). I often forget to include the covers in my shortlist for grailpage, but it'll be difficult to forget this … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 173: “Help me, Judge Dredd! This planet’s sending me to pieces!”
Brian Bolland takes Judge Lopez on a trip with this cover. I can only presume that in those pre-desktop computer days, Bolland had to draw the stretched versions of Hershey and Dredd by hand - and (of course) a great job he did as well. This prog would have gone on sale on Monday 4th … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 172: “Anything to report, Lopez?”
A great Kevin O'Neill cover showing the events at the end of last week's Ro-Busters. It's all in the dialogue, so I don't need to add any description! In Mind Wars, Ardeni helps disentangle the vessels in the ship's graveyard. While she waits for the locals (and Tillman) to go through the wreckage and make … Continue reading Star Lord No 16: Massacre on the Moon! All our mates are being wiped out, Ro-Jaws – and we could be next!
Published on the same day as 2000AD Prog 67, this issue of Star Lord drops the numbering on the cover altogether and features Johnny Alpha shooting an alien, the two of them on something that looks very much like a chessboard. In Mind Wars the twins face greater danger from their home planet than from … Continue reading Star Lord No 4: Inside! Part One of a mind-stretching sci-fi game! It stars Strontium Dog… it’s called Hell Planet… it’s not for cowards!
Two lawmasters and the land raider come blazing out of the cover, rocks flying in the air above them in the iconic Mike McMahon cover. There is an oblique mention of the land raider in the Nerve Centre, with news that Matchbox have produced three vehicles in their Adventure 2000 series. The news flash goes … Continue reading Prog 61: Judge Dredd brings law to the… Cursed Earth!