Brian Bolland provides a montage cover featuring Dredd, Johnny Alpha and Blackhawk flanking Tharg. Wasn't expecting to see Blackhawk again - I'm guessing it's going to be a text story... The contents page image is provided by Robin Smith and features Johnny Alpha - we'd better get a good Strontium Dog story this annual! Robin … Continue reading 2000AD Annual 1982
I checked Barney - that cover Redondo did a few progs ago was his first for 2000AD, and this is his second of five (plus he'll do one for the Megazine in thirty five (!) years. Considering it's a fourth birthday issue (whether or not it actually is the fourth birthday - which it isn't) … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 208: “The destroyer’s taken over Earth… only I can save it!”
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!”
A Carlos devil adorns the latest prog cover with contrasting reds and greens creating a striking image of said devil, Johnny and Wulf (take that, Teal and Orange). The Nerve Centre has a teaser of three new stories starting next prog - I'm thinking ABC Warriors, maybe Project Overkill and something else. The reader's story … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 118: You are Trapped, Johnny Alpha… Trapped in Hell for Ever!
IPC may be pretending that the weekly 2000AD is actually 2000AD and Starlord, but the same cannot be said of the Sci-Fi Special, and so there is no 'and Starlord' above Brian Bolland's picture of Judge Dredd and the Ape Gang. There's a strip with a few promo pictures from within messing up the bottom … Continue reading 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1979: Mek-Wars Pull-out colour poster that doesn’t pull its punches!
McMahon's cover introduces us to Las Vegas Judge Fingers and Dredd in front of a huge fruit machine (albeit one with death's head symbols instead of fruit)! The 2000AD Nerve Centre tells us that Dare is going to face the Doomsday Machine in this prog (recognise the name but the story eludes me for the … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 79: Dredd in Las Vegas
This cover is basically a rehash of the end of last week's episode of Planet of the Damned, with Flint about to do battle with a black knight on the back of a mammoth in front of a fortress. This very red painting could have graced any Conan-esque fantasy novel of the last fifty years. … Continue reading Star Lord No 7: Into forbidden worlds… beyond the limits of man’s imagination! Battle for survival on Planet of the Damned
is res The cliffhanger for Dan Dare resolves in the same way I predicted (but hoped it would not). Dare tells Bear to go for his gun and the five fakes try to wrestle the real Bear for his real gun. As Bear is best known for his great strength and bear hug I'd hoped … Continue reading Prog 55: Bear… times six! Only one of you is real — the rest are clones that must be destroyed! But which ones do I kill?