Mike McMahon turns in a trademark gigantic Dredd sitting on a citiblock in this cover, originally published mid-March, 1981. Mike really seems to like giant Dredds looming over the city. Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant Part by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. The newly-named Johnny Alpha introduced to General Armz (guess what his mutation is?) … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 204: King of the Streets!
IPC may be pretending that the weekly 2000AD is actually 2000AD and Starlord, but the same cannot be said of the Sci-Fi Special, and so there is no 'and Starlord' above Brian Bolland's picture of Judge Dredd and the Ape Gang. There's a strip with a few promo pictures from within messing up the bottom … Continue reading 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1979: Mek-Wars Pull-out colour poster that doesn’t pull its punches!
This is a particularly famous early cover - the first 2000AD newspaper-style offering, with a 'photo' provided by Kevin O'Neill of a giant ant over a prone man. In the Nerve Centre a reader asks for models of Walter and the Quasar bike (Lawmaster). It only took about five more years for the Lawmaster to … Continue reading Prog 78: War Declared on Humanity!
There's no snappy tag-line on this cover, just a Kev O'Neill piccy of a reptilian cowboy shooting a robot dropping a bag full o' groats. It does have a brief list of what's inside: Judge Dredd - good; Mach Zero - hopefully good; Dan Dare - as we saw in previous non-prog stories - jury's … Continue reading 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1978
Dredd has been given his mission. Dredd has assembled his team (much like Dare on his Legion of the Lost Worlds, he refuses suggestions and goes to find somebody from the criminal element). Now he's actually going in to the Cursed Earth, and McMahon's cover reveals that the first thing he'll find there will be … Continue reading Prog 63: Beware of… RATS..! The Devil’s Lapdogs
Another Dan Dare story, another planet, another type of life-form. Dave Gibbons practices his giant-tentacle-alien skills (that he will use to such effect on Watchmen). Through judicious use of anti-grav and servo-thrusters gives the giant alien burnt fingers. Tentacles. But that isn't this week's real threat - that comes from a tidal wave that knocks … Continue reading Prog 56: Approaching planetary surface — now! Yaaaargh!
is res The cliffhanger for Dan Dare resolves in the same way I predicted (but hoped it would not). Dare tells Bear to go for his gun and the five fakes try to wrestle the real Bear for his real gun. As Bear is best known for his great strength and bear hug I'd hoped … Continue reading Prog 55: Bear… times six! Only one of you is real — the rest are clones that must be destroyed! But which ones do I kill?