2000AD Prog 371: Sláine action figure this issue! Rebel with a cause… Rogue Trooper

Robin Smith brings in a Rogue Trooper cover with great sunset Souther and Nort insignias in the background. One earthlet in Tharg's Nerve Centre wants to buy her fiancé a Judge Dredd duvet cover as a surprise wedding present (though I feel that publishing a letter in the comic that they both read may spoil … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 371: Sláine action figure this issue! Rebel with a cause… Rogue Trooper

2000AD Prog 367: Sláine… dragonslayer?

Interesting fact - after the last week's episode of Sláine I wrote a letter saying how much I loved the Dragonheist story and I hoped it would continue for ages. I don't think I sent it, though if I had by the time it got read the storyline would have finished - this very prog. … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 367: Sláine… dragonslayer?

2000AD Prog 345: Strontium Dog vs Malak Brood!

I'm trying to avoid saying that every cover is a classic, but even in an era of great images, this one by Carlos Ezquerra stands out, marking the finale of Strontium Dog's battle against Malak Brood. Another cut-size Nerve Centre as Tharg Dracula plus next prog, meanwhile sharing space with Forbidden Planet badges, the 2000AD … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 345: Strontium Dog vs Malak Brood!

2000AD Prog 339: The siege of the century – in Nemesis the Warlock!

With blurb like that you'd expect Nemesis to make it on to the cover, would you? Not that I'm complaining about the first (original) Carlos Ezquerra cover of Strontium Dog in over two years - the biggest gap ever (even from prog 1 to the first appearance on the cover). There's a couple of letters … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 339: The siege of the century – in Nemesis the Warlock!

2000AD Prog 337: Something slimy this way comes… Join Nemesis at the Hatching!

Kevin O'Neill provides the kind of cover we've never seen before - a homunculus-eye view of being born, from inside the egg! Pretty sure we've not seen that since either. Or in any other comic, for that matter. In Tharg's Nerve Centre TMO states that this prog is an attempt at the Galactic Thrill-Power record, … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 337: Something slimy this way comes… Join Nemesis at the Hatching!

2000AD Prog 336: “Roll up! Roll up! See Sláine the Giant!” The Beltain Giant

After a week off for the jumping-on prog, it's back to wraparound covers for this Mike McMahon posters. This is another which adorned my wall, and as it was still in good enough condition to take off the wall and glue back on to the comic, the lack of 'activation instructions' meant the inside covers … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 336: “Roll up! Roll up! See Sláine the Giant!” The Beltain Giant

2000AD Prog 335: Free Poster 430mm X 550mm 2 new stories! Nemesis the Warlock Strontium Dog

I'd bought a few of the preceding progs from 330 on, but in my mind this is the real start for me - though I still wasn't buying the galaxy's greatest every single week - that didn't happen for another few months. When the topic of best ever prog comes up on social media, this … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 335: Free Poster 430mm X 550mm 2 new stories! Nemesis the Warlock Strontium Dog

2000AD Prog 334: Sláine on Hel’s Edge

The the third week running the prog is adorned by a wraparound cover and the second of the three to be illustrated by Massimo Belardinelli, this one allowing for his distinctive imagination to be let loose on the back cover as he shows us Hel. The first time I ever used a photocopier was to … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 334: Sláine on Hel’s Edge

2000AD Prog 333: “Um… synthi-sausage!” On the trail of the World Eating Championships.

For the second week running a wraparound cover (no instructions on 'how to activate' this week though). I'm trying to avoid saying "this week's prog cover is classic" as the nostalgia of my very first progs may colour my opinion - but this one from Carlos Ezquerra is undeniably a classic cover! Unfortunately the child … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 333: “Um… synthi-sausage!” On the trail of the World Eating Championships.

2000AD Prog 332: The Battle of Dun Barc

This wraparound cover by Massimo Bellardinelli has, I think, a first for 2000AD - we've had nudity from the very first prog, but this one puts it on the cover, but for body paint. This was one of the posters / cover posters which adorned my wall as a child. Tharg plugs both next prog's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 332: The Battle of Dun Barc