From the trailer at the end of last week's prog, I thought this would be the last episode of Portrait of a Mutant - the tagline this week instead suggests it's nearly over, but not quite - maybe it's just the flashback that's going to finish, and then we'll scoot ahead in to the present? … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 220: “No surrender!” Portrait of a Mutant nears its chill-powered climax-inside!
Today's festive cover is from Carlos Ezquerra and promises to tie in to a Tharg story inside (or maybe it won't, time and pages shall tell). Tharg's Nerve Centre's has reader art, a couple of letters and a puzzle (which contained an acrostic). spikes moonie 2066 2070 2001 2071 walter don uggie rico satanus grampus … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 145: Merry Christmas, Tharg – here’s your present!
Belardinelli's back on the cover with a generic alien for a contest (see the title of this post for the theme). The Nerve Centre has a reader-contributed comic strip with text to tiny to read (the punchline can be seen - the moon is sentient and swallows a lunar lander) and another short story which … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 136: Design your own ALIEN! Galactic groats to be won inside!
Carlos Ezquerra provides a generic alien cover. I'm pleased to say there's no text story to accompany it inside, though Tharg mentions it in the... ...Nerve Centre, which is dominated by reader's letters regarding the recent merger, illustrated by three Tharg's heads. Judge Dredd: The Great Muldoon from John Howard and seeing the return of … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 133: Zorgon – Wanted Zapped or Alive!
It's a great cover by Ron Smith, of Dredd arresting a ship - just a shame it's the first one back on the letterpress after the luxurious litho printing we'd been getting. I think this prog must have been published around the time of the 1979 General Election, for there is reader's art of a … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 128: I’m arresting this ship in the name of Mega-City One! Surrender now and no-one will get hurt!
This cover is fully painted and shows Savage and Bamber with a montage of scenes. For those experienced in reading children's comics from the 1970s and 1980s (can't speak for other decades) the most important part of the cover is the writing at the bottom. "Exciting news inside!" can mean only one thing in IPC-speak … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 126: Savage was his name! Savage was his battle with the killer flood that engulfed Britain! EXCITING NEWS INSIDE!