2000AD Prog 437: 5 Men plus 1 Droid plus 1 Alien plus 1 Panther Equals ? “Maximum kill-points!” The future of Earth is in Their Hands – Mean Team

The return of Elmer and Mabeline, the Mean Team appear on the scene, Norman does a Kryten (or Kryten will do a Norman), when Slobbs attack and Sam Slade returns to New York

2000AD Prog 416: Zarjaz 8th birthday issue! Win! commodore 64 computer systems & Valiant Robo-Turtles! New mega-thrills! Alpha – Strontium Dog! “The future is here!” Anderson – Psi Division!

Anderson Psi Division makes her debut (well, in her own series), the worm turns (did I use that pun already?), another night, another graveyard shift, Rogue and the boys are all at sea and a bounty hunting duo become a bounty hunting trio.

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 330: New sword and sorcery saga starts this prog! Sláine

Angie Mills provides this cover (yes, I know the artist is now known as Angela Kincaid, but I'm tending to use the credits as given at the time - mainly due to how tangled the web of pseudonyms gets at times). Pat and Angie spent a lot of time developing Sláine though I gather it … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 330: New sword and sorcery saga starts this prog! Sláine

2000AD Prog 308:This is SKIZZ “Fatality factor 79%… Goodbye, Interpreter Zhcchz!”

Picture the scene. It's a hot day in the early eighties, very possibly near the beginning of the school summer holidays. A hot day in the hottest summer of the 20th century. We were sitting on the front step of our house which faced on to an old disused canal. My family got chatting with … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 308:This is SKIZZ “Fatality factor 79%… Goodbye, Interpreter Zhcchz!”

2000AD Prog 287: Imprisoned one hundred miles above the Earth… with no hope of escape!

That's the way to make a debut - Alan Davis starts their career as a 2000AD art droid on the cover, introducing three of the main characters we'll get for the next twenty or so weeks. Tharg's Nerve Centre has a music theme as three different earthlets provide three musical mash-ups: Tharg/John Lennon, Rogue Trooper/Jimi … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 287: Imprisoned one hundred miles above the Earth… with no hope of escape!

2000AD Prog 232: Chug the Big Empty with… Ace Trucking Co. Plus! A Space Truckers' Dictionary collect part 1 of this zippo booklet

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

2000AD Prog 228: Zarjaz new future war story! He’s the most feared man on Nu-Earth… Rogue Trooper

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

2000AD Prog 185: The Dogs of War are Here!

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!

2000AD Prog 178: Britain’s No 1 Sci-Fi Hero!

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!