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!

2000AD Prog 167: Comic Rock First Release: Terror Tube – This comic should be played at 45 R.P.M.

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.

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!

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!

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

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