2000AD Prog 421: Examination special: cadet in control! “Okay, Brisco – what do I do now?”

Twenty years on Titan for Anderson? Alpha gets a break, a cadet faces an interesting situation and Myrddin gets macrocosmic.

2000AD Prog 412: Who’s putting the squeeze on J.D? “Don’t break the law, creep…” “I crush you good!” Monsteroso M16

Toby doggedly pursues Halo, the Knucker gets Sláine in to trouble, big jobs in Mega-City One (but not from Mek-Quake), the un-named adviser advises Rogue, Rudd turns on the Nebbs.

2000AD Prog 406: The Ballad of Halo Jones Act II

A change of pace for Halo, Rogue heads to Horst, Dredd gets bionic peepers and Anderson faces the young Mutant, Tomas de Torquemada (spoiler) dies, so does Titus Nebb.

2000AD Prog 391: Q: What does a dinosaur call a Helltrek? HRRRAAIII! A: Meals on Wheels!

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!

2000AD Prog 387: Nemesis the Warlock in The Gothic Empire

Kevin O'Neill provides a new cover for the debut of Nemesis the Warlock Book IV. I say 'new' because the story within, while previously unpublished, was created some time before this prog was published. I'll probably cover that when Tharg does - in three prog's time. This prog has a cover date of the 13th … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 387: Nemesis the Warlock in The Gothic Empire

2000AD Prog 378: Ace Garp is OUT! “We’s truckin’, buddies!”

It seems like ages since Belardinelli made it on to the cover and this time it's to re-introduce (or introduce in my case) Ace Garp to squaxx. Tharg's Nerve Centre has one reader point out that Worm's Head Island is surrounded by strong tidal waters, which wasn't shown in Sláine: Dragon Heist. Rather than point … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 378: Ace Garp is OUT! “We’s truckin’, buddies!”

2000AD Prog 376: Where did she go? Out. What did she do? Everything. The Ballad of Halo Jones

We've had the starscan a few progs ago, now we get the Ian Gibson cover heralding the start of Alan Moore's latest epic. Tharg's Nerve Centre's features a letter from a reader in New Zealand, noting that they received their 4th of February cover-dated prog on 29th of April, meaning it was 85 days late. … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 376: Where did she go? Out. What did she do? Everything. The Ballad of Halo Jones

2000AD Prog 367: Sláine… dragonslayer?

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?

2000AD Prog 366: “Yer a dead dog, Alpha!”

King Carlos is back on the cover showing a scene from part 4 of Outlaw! (last on the cover for part 1 of the same story). Tharg's Nerve Centre is reduced to a Thargnote plugging the back page of this same comic while the rest of the page advertises Forbidden Planet T-shirts (only original image … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 366: “Yer a dead dog, Alpha!”

2000AD Prog 356: “I’ll have the biggest NOSE in Mega-City One!” “Glad to hear it son. It’s about time you had an interest in life!” Citizen Snork Part 1

Ron Smith's back on the cover doing what he does best - depicting the eccentric (to put it politely) citizenry of Mega-City One. Obviously nostalgia is playing a part here, after all I'm re-reading the first few months I encountered and have been reading constantly for the last thirty-seven years, but these progs really are … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 356: “I’ll have the biggest NOSE in Mega-City One!” “Glad to hear it son. It’s about time you had an interest in life!” Citizen Snork Part 1