Ian Kennedy provides a painted Dredd cover. Has Ian done Dredd yet? It won't be long before the Judge Amok story... The contents page is provided by Ron Smith and features Dredd, Hershey, Orson and Lewis (plus another judge) in profile. Judge Dredd: Booby Trap! by T.B. Grover and Cliff Robinson. I'd thought this was … Continue reading 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1984 Summer thrill-power! Starring Judge Dredd The Right Stuff Cinefax Colourscan!
Interesting fact - after the last week's episode of Sláine I wrote a letter saying how much I loved the Dragonheist story and I hoped it would continue for ages. I don't think I sent it, though if I had by the time it got read the storyline would have finished - this very prog. … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 367: Sláine… dragonslayer?
Robin Smith gives us the largest Tharg's head we've seen on this very green and blue cover. Tharg's Nerve Centre opens with a big Tharg note detailing how to get back progs, annuals and specials and ends with an advert for the Forbidden Planet (Titan) T-shirts. I spot two original designs by Mick McMahon - … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 365: I, Tharg, bring you Thill-power!
2000AD Prog 353 cover, art by Steve Dillon Steve Dillon's first cover since Cry of the Werewolf is also depicting a scene from the Dredd story within. Tharg's Nerve Centre brings news that a cat at Bristol Polytechnic is now a squaxx (along with seven students). Sláine: Sky Chariots Part 2 by Pat Mills and … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 353: Simply light years ahead! Judge Dredd vs. Captain Strange and his Weird Boys! “Drokk! Firebomb!”
Cam Kennedy takes us to the moon (of Nu Earth) in this cover though I'm not sure if that's supposed to be Nu Earth in the background or a different moon? In fact, maybe that moon isn't actually orbiting Nu Earth itself and is revolving around another planet within sight of the black hole... Anyway, … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 351: Rogue Trooper Walking on the moon!
Eric Bradbury's been away for a while - he's back on this Tharg cover, featuring Burt, the Dictators of Zrag and Mike McMahon in the background. Tharg's Nerve Centre opens with an appeal for the Anthony Nolan Appeal, a charity involving a register of people to donate bone marrow. An earthlet asks what will happen … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 348: A zarjaz christmas to all earthlets! “Rub-a-dub-dub.. um… three dictators in a tub!” “Ho, ho, ho!” The Dictators’ family tree
Brett Ewins' cover shows K For Ken, a Nort missile and three G.I.s (it's a front view of Rogue so we can't see Bagman). Tharg's Nerve Centre has the announcement of Project Thrill-Power Unlimited! - ranging from annuals, new series (that'll be Sláine) and a mystery free gift (I think this is a Ron Smith … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 326: “Is this the death of a G.I.?”
Eric Bradbury is back on the cover and once again it's to illustrated a Tharg cover - I suspect this is the only wraparound cover Eric contributed to the galaxy's greatest. I may be imagining it, but I think he did one or two for Scream! though. Speaking of Scream! I won't be covering it … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 325: “Stand back, Burt – Prog Snatch!” Tharg Wars – Return of the Editor. Ro-Jaws reviews Return of the Jedi!
Brett Ewins put in a Rogue cover featuring the corporeal GI running and a stylistic take on this bio-chipped buddies. This was one of those 'fill-in' progs I got a few years after reading those before and after. Tharg's Nerve Centre is presented by Tharg Lynch (a reference to a soap opera character) and has … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 323: Meet Nu Earth’s genetic infantrymen If his number comes up, they all die!
Ezquerra's back on Dredd cover duties. As noted in yesterday's blog post, I had this prog some time before the previous one, so knew how Bizmo Klux ended up before meeting him. Tharg's Nerve Centre opens with Tharg plugging what's on the back cover, which I don't need to go in to as that'll be … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 297: “Drokk! The rad-beast’s been sucked into the fancy dress parade!”