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!
Mike White (first time on the cover? Yep - and his next one in 36 weeks time will also be on Mean Arena). Tharg tells us in the Nerve Centre that 2000AD (and associated droids) have swept the board at the Eagle Awards with 10 wins! Tharg also asks for more letters saying which character … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 243: "The game's over, Tallon! You're our target now!" The hunt is on in the Mean Arena!
Brush your teeth and comb your hair - the last of Tharg's thrills gets its own cover with the kind of starfields we've only seen in early Dan Dare and late Blackhawk. There was some bubble gum given away free with this prog and a similar junk food / comic advert for Tiger and Speed … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 232: Chug the Big Empty with… Ace Trucking Co. Plus! A Space Truckers' Dictionary collect part 1 of this zippo booklet
Dave Gibbons is back on a proper series (and not one-off Future-Shocks and Robo-Tales) and this is heralded with a Rogue Trooper cover - it's got all the elements, Rogue himself, all three biochips (if you look carefully), some Southers, some Norts and the black hole. Tharg uses the Nerve Centre to announce the fourth … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 228: Zarjaz new future war story! He’s the most feared man on Nu-Earth… Rogue Trooper
After two Nemesis the Warlock covers by Kevi O'Neill it's time for Brian Bolland to take a turn to make up for the distinct lack of Judge Death during his first three-prog run. There's not going to be many surprises in the actual story as we see a perp encountering the spirit form of Death … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 224: Judge Death Lives! in Judge Dredd
You know Tharg is trying to push a series when it appears on a cover for two weeks running. This was sufficiently unusual for me to notice this when I was collecting the back progs in the mid-eighties. Kev O'Neill is back for a full body portrait of one of the captives of the Alien … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 223: The Alien Pit!
Drafting in the artist responsible for The Forever Crimes, Brian Bolland is back with a spoilerific Dredd cover - featuring Citizen Heinz and his wife Hilda in a suspended animation drawer. Johnny's back! And we're going to meet a few of his new friends... Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant Part 8 by Alan Grant … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 210: “FREEZE!” The body-snatchers catch a cold – inside!