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!

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!

2000AD & Starlord Prog 119: Bill Savage is back in ‘Disaster 1990’! Hammer-Stein returns as the ABC Warrior!

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!

Tornado No 11: Meet Johnny Lawless Inside!

The cover shows Johnny Lawless in a new seires, The Lawless Touch, about which I know nothing (including who the artist is - drawing a montage of scenes which we may or may not see inside). The Big Editorial brings in a Spotlight theme to future letters pages - the first is a Spotlight on … Continue reading Tornado No 11: Meet Johnny Lawless Inside!

Tornado No 4: Loathed by his Men! Feared by his Masters! Blackhawk is the Savage Centurion!

Finally! Tornado gets a proper cover, with Blackhawk taking centre stage and not sharing the space with a free gift. The Big Editorial continues the Daily Planet-inspired photo strips about the editorial team behind Tornado. Dave Gibbons' involvement in this blatant rip-off didn't do his career any harm though - DC would hire him to … Continue reading Tornado No 4: Loathed by his Men! Feared by his Masters! Blackhawk is the Savage Centurion!

Tornado No 3: Who is Storm? Where is he from?

Another 'new comic cover' with a tiny picture of newcomer Storm taking about a fifth of the cover space, a photo of Dave Gibbons' face and the rest promoting the 'sensation free gift' which, when, laying out the comics I'd be reading in the coming week or so, gave no clues to what the gift … Continue reading Tornado No 3: Who is Storm? Where is he from?

Tornado No 1: Free Turbo-Flyer! Plus The U.K.’s First Real Live Super Hero!

So far everything in this blog has been a re-read. All those times I've guessed how a Future-Shock ends, I've read that story before. It may have been thirty years ago, but there's a possibility that I'm remembering rather than working out the ending. This is different. I bought a full run of the 22 … Continue reading Tornado No 1: Free Turbo-Flyer! Plus The U.K.’s First Real Live Super Hero!

Star Lord No 14: Doomsday is just around the corner for Carl Hunter in Holocaust!

This is another mystery air-brush style cover - almost certainly by the same artist as the Issue 11 Mind Wars cover. It shows a besuited man pointing a revolve, helicopters and a formation of traditional flying saucer UFOs. The new series is called Holocaust and the concept looks pretty straight-forward. First story - Mind Wars. … Continue reading Star Lord No 14: Doomsday is just around the corner for Carl Hunter in Holocaust!