The Diktatoriat gloat over their successes on this Carlos Ezquerra cover (though as we'll find out later in the prog, they don't actually know how things are going at the moment). This prog was touted in the Things to Come 1982 page at the end of last year as a major event - though with … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 250: “Our Apocalypse War has been a total success… Mega-City One is ripe for invasion!” 250th zarjaz issue!
Colin Wilson's cover shows Dredd jumping on to a mopad as it exits a tunnel (though aren't mopads mobile apartments, not just any old truck)? Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant Part 17 by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. Torso is a better pilot than you'd expect somebody with no depth perception to be. Though even … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 219: Traffic duty – Mega-City One Style! “Dredd’s stumm-gassed the mopad! All bikes move in!”
Ian Gibson / Emberton provides the cover for the 28 Feb 1981 cover-dated prog. I spot Griffin, Pepper and McGruder, can only assume that the other judge shown (other than Dredd) is also on the Council of Five. Dredd is shown drawing his lawgiver from a boot holster - showing how impractical it is while … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 201: “Get down! Assassination run!”
Dave Gibbon's depicts Old Father Time being knocked out of the way by a horde of aliens (no two of which are alike). This prog would have been the first of the year, on newsagent shelves from the 5th of January with a Saturday 10th cover date. Strontium Dog: The Bad Boys Bust credited to … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 194: 1981 is the Year of the Alien!
Carlos provides another cover from Hell (featuring Johnny Alpha in the Wailing Swamp). The Nerve Centre - Tharg announces that Ro-Jaws and Hammer-Stein's Laugh In is back this week (just one week after they appeared in the Sci-Fi special). He also announces that the A.B.C. Warriors will be starting in prog 119. I thought one … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 116: Gotta Slice My Way Free – or be Trapped in Hell for ever!
I suspect the Lipsmackinthirstquenchinacetastinmotivatingood buzzincooltalkinhighwalkinfastlivinevergivincoolfizzin PEPSI advert must have been shown a lot in the 1970s - not only was there an ad for 2000AD a few months ago but this cover has a strapline of Circuitsmashingpiperippingmetalcrunchingdroidddestroying... MEK-QUAKE!!! It isn't the only modification to a then-current advertising campaign, with 'Reaches parts of the galaxy other … Continue reading Star Lord No 19: Mek-Quake kill 99% of all known robots!
Another cover from the anonymous airbrush-style artist, this time of Ardeni Lakam and Tilman. Inside, Ardeni's escape involves something to do with combined energy feedback which threatens to destroy the bridge of the Jugla warship and Ardeni granting powers to Tilman (which go to his head in more ways than one). I'm not too sure … Continue reading Star Lord No 18: I can invade minds, stop time, warp space… I have the power!