Carlos takes the cover again - it's seeming like other art droids are barely getting a look-in lately! This one has Spiro and Gyro, henceforth to be known as the dogs of war (though I have a feeling they get another name later on). Strontium Dog: The Schicklgruber Grab Part 3 by Alan Grant and … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 185: The Dogs of War are Here!
What can I say? Everything in place. The comic's not called 2000AD and Tornado any more (or even 2000AD and Starlord) - it's back to being plain old 2000AD for the first time in years. What's more, the logo has changed to the classic 1980s 'chrome' style. For me, and many others who are still … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 178: Britain's No 1 Sci-Fi Hero!
Comic Rock starts with a bang, with a thematic cover showing vinyl records instead of the '0's in 2000AD (there's no Tornado on this cover). The Blitzspear is there, as is a Terminator Outrider. The Nerve Centre (Comic Rock - The Mighty B-Side) plugs the new series as well as mentioning forthcoming thrills Mean Arena … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 167: Comic Rock First Release: Terror Tube – This comic should be played at 45 R.P.M.
Brian Bolland draws an Empire Strikes Back tie-in competition featuring R2-D2, C-3PO, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and Chewbacca. They're looking slightly more like Palitoy toys than film characters... Tharg's Nerve Centre. It looks like Bonjo and Klep have truly been consigned to the scrap heap as Tharg announces Flush Gordon, coming to 2000AD. It asks … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 166: New this prog! The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World! / Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back – 15 electronic battle command games and 20 action figures to be won!
A composite cover featuring panels from Fiends of the Eastern Front, Robo-Hunter and the entire four-part centrefold poster that starts this prog. I'm not a fan of cut and pasted jobs for covers (even though one of the first 'classic' progs I ever bought had one). Tharg's Nerve Centre has a run down of the … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 152: Fiends of the Eastern Front! Not the horror of war – the war of horrors! Robo-Hunter returns! Sam Slade in Day of the Droids. Judge Dredd's Hall of Heroes
Star Trek the Motion Picture just came out (or will be soon), so today's cover is given over to the Enterprise (there's a competition to win some toys inside as well). The rest of the cover is covered with blurb. Being a virtual jump-on prog (Wolfie has a continuing story), the page where Tharg's Nerve … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 140: Harry Harrison's world famous super crook Slippery Jim di Griz bursts into strip in our adaptation of The Stainless Steel Rat plus! Great new story – the VC's! Thrill to space war at its most savage as Earth star-troopers take on alien invaders!
The cover is taken from the James Bond: Moonraker film poster, with a few 2000AD-specific things pasted around the rest. Tharg's Nerve Centre features a short reader's story (punchline the human race wiped itself out) and a picture by future art droid Adrian Salmon! Judge Dredd: A Tale from Walter's Scwapbook (not actually titled, but … Continue reading 2000AD & Starlord Prog 119: Bill Savage is back in ‘Disaster 1990’! Hammer-Stein returns as the ABC Warrior!