I've not been paying attention but I think this is Bryan Talbot's first cover for the galaxy's greatest comic. There shall be more. This may be the first time Ro-Jaws has made it to the cover since Prog 114. Tharg's Nerve Centre has compliments for the Ballad of Halo Jones (Tharg doesn't take the opportunity … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 395: Take out your partners for the ballroom blitz! “Blimey – gatecrashers!” KLIK!
Robin Smith provides the a Helltrekkers cover - I'm liking his rendition of the tyrannosaurs! Tharg's Nerve Centre opens with an unexpected tribute to Albert Robida - a French artist considered to be an early pioneer of sci-fi / steampunk style illustrations, from before either term had been invented. Tharg says he suggested a tribute … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 391: Q: What does a dinosaur call a Helltrek? HRRRAAIII! A: Meals on Wheels!
Massimo Belardinelli is on the cover with a very fiery image featuring Sláine and (a now awakened) Medb. After having missed out the previous week's prog when it first came out I did get this one. Tharg's Nerve Centre is a Sláine special, featuring a warped Tharg, somebody doing a very close copy of Angie's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 341: Sláine – The Bride of Crom
With blurb like that you'd expect Nemesis to make it on to the cover, would you? Not that I'm complaining about the first (original) Carlos Ezquerra cover of Strontium Dog in over two years - the biggest gap ever (even from prog 1 to the first appearance on the cover). There's a couple of letters … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 339: The siege of the century – in Nemesis the Warlock!
I was surprised last prog that the Crime Swoop only comprised Dredd and Hershey kicking down an apartment door and yelling "Crime Swoop!" - the reason for this is that the the real swoop happens this prog, as you can tell from Ron Smith's cover. The Mega-Times cover reveals that this story takes place in … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 338: “Good evening, citizens…” “CRIME SWOOP!”
The first full year of weekly newspaper strips (it later went daily which is why we generally think of them as a daily strip, and that was the name given when they were collected in a hardback edition a few years back). Target Chief Judge - this is a bit of a strange one from … Continue reading The Daily Dredds: 1982
You can always rely on Ron Smith to use an interesting angle as we get a top-down shot of Judge Dredd leaping off of a skedway towards a Hover Bus below. This is another of those detached-then-reattached covers. Tharg's Nerve Centre contains another letter pointing out disparities between Tharg's treatment of male and female characters, … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 315: “Look, mummy… the judge is going to miss his bus!”
Second week running, Ian Gibson is back on the cover and this time it's a wraparound heralding the new Robo-Hunter story - with the Human League on the back - which reminds me - Dare I write a blog post on the Human League? In Tharg's Nerve Centre one earthlet with a double-barrelled name falsely … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 292: National Song Year declared in Brit-Cit! Robo Hunter stars in Play it Again, Sam!
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!”
A third Dredd cover from King Carlos for this story - by the time it finishes half of the episodes will have boasted a cover - really making up for the lack of covers for some of the best characters to have opposed Dredd in the first five years. Tharg's Nerve Centre reveals that Project … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 286: “We got yer wife, Dredd!”