A Cam Kennedy cover heralds the return of Rogue (after only a few weeks away) and the long-awaited regening of the chips. Tharg's Nerve Centre trails the new prog by telling us that part 2 of the '85 Calendar will appear - and then announces that part 1 is appearing in this, like, prog. No … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 401: Free Panini Dune album (not available to overseas readers) The return of Rogue Trooper “Here are my boys… make them into MEN!”
The second half of the Judge Dredd story Wreckers gets its own cover, as the first half did - though this one is by story artist Steve Dillon. Tharg's Nerve Centre has saved up all the letters that had "P.S."s, including one pointing out the mistake on the readergraph from Prog 366. One reader suggests … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 375: Reckon you could survive in Mega-City One? “NO!” Beware the wreckers!
Strontium Dog is back. Carlos is back on the cover. And Stix are also back (good trick as the only one we knew about was killed in the story which introduced him). Tharg's Nerve Centre is much reduced due to an advert for Scream! No 3 (still interested in that the date is "Monday 2nd … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 363: Strontium Dog Their name is Stix… they have MURDER in mind!
Steve Dillon's Judge Dredd cover contains just Dredd and four of Trapper Hag's bounty beasts (that's what Hag called them the previously episode). It's a well-drawn image but too plain for me. Tharg's Nerve Centre contains a few letters from earthlets who didn't read their progs closely enough before writing in, and one from a … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 307: Hag’s Beasts!
Steve Dillon's back on the cover for the first time since Prog 226 and (getting ahead of myself) also back on Dredd for the first time since Block Mania. Tharg's Nerve Centre is reduced to half-size again, so that IPC can plug another comic (this time it's Whoopee!) barely leaving space for an earthlet to … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 305: “You’re under arrest, creep!” Dredd puts the bite on bounty-hunters!
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!
Mike White provides the second of his 2000AD covers (the first was also for Mean Arena, over half a year earlier). Matt Tallon jumps over a wall and towards a circular comic frame. Tharg's Nerve Centre has a letter from a reader who noticed a mistake in Ace Trucking Co (the difference between yoohoo and … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 279: Duran Duran join the Squaxx dek Thargo The slayer is on the loose… in The Mean Arena
Dave Gibbons is back on the cover with Rogue against the Dreamweavers - are we going to get a giant snake on Nu-Earth? The Nerve Centre lets us know that the next 2000AD annual will contain some Harlem Heroes reprint. Ace Trucking Co. Lugjack Part Six by Grant Grover and Belardinelli. Ace and G-B-H lie … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 249: Your gateway to the future! Menace of the Dream-Weavers! Thrill-power peaks in… Rogue Trooper
Steve Dillon is back on the cover, and so is Tallon, flanked by a few of the Slayers we met before the Jensen Clan confrontation. This prog cost 16p and would have gone on sale on Monday 17th August 1981, two days after the signing of the annuals at Forbidden Planet on Denmark Street. The … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 226: In the Mean Arena, the name of the game is… get Tallon!
After two weeks of O'Neill Nemesis covers, Bolland is on his second Judge Death cover - this time joined by Judges Fear, Fire and Mortis. It's good, though very similar to the last page of last week's episode of Dredd (though with added Death). This prog had a cover date of Saturday 15th August 1981 … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 225: Dark Justice in Mega-City One!