2000AD Prog 445: Johnny and Wulf Get Nailed! “Scratch two dogs!”

"No, I AM your brother!" as we say a temporary goodbye to Nemesis and a longer goodbye to Termight. Peace in our time on Milicom. The Mega-Citizenry takes the fall. Security Pods chase the Mean Team through the skies of Artificon. Alpha and Sternhammer are back - but for how long? It's time for the Ragnarok Job!

2000AD Prog 442: Sam Slade: Robohunted! “Shoot heem op!” “Yup!” “Yup!” “Yup!” “Yup!” Blat! Blat! Blat! Blat! Blat!

Slade takes to the water, Rogue warns of fireworks, Satanus produces fireworks (oh, and we get to see the face of the character voted best villain at the Eagle Awards), a Mega-vigilante for Mega-City One, the ultimate weapon and Bad Jack has a flashback.

2000AD Prog 441: Flab Fever in the Future City! “Praise the lard!” Win Robotix monster machines!

A deal with the devil, Slade discharges from hospital, Tubbs makes it big, crime is a thing of the past and so is the Mean Team.

2000AD Prog 440: 2-Ton Tony Wants to Go Out… “Fat chance!” “It can’t be done!” “Shut up and push!”

Purity's flashback? Now it's Candida's turn! Slade goes to hospital, ratoining ends in Mega-City One, a prisoner escapes and has to make a choice and Bad Jack and Henry Moon take on the enemy team, alone!

2000AD Prog 370: Will this rookie pass the Dredd test? “Relax, team – I’ll protect you!”

Kim Raymond's first cover and Rookie Judge Dekker's first appearance. Tharg's Nerve Centre has that stalwart of the letters pages - a fantasy casting for a Judge Dredd film featuring actors of the day. Even though Maze only appeared two progs prevoiusly, the next letter suggests more female characters. That's a very quick turn-around for … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 370: Will this rookie pass the Dredd test? “Relax, team – I’ll protect you!”

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!

The Daily Dredds: 1981

In general the aim of this blog is to cover every publication from the House of Tharg (plus a few Tharg-adjacent things that have cropped up over the years) in roughly the order they came out - one blog per publication. When it comes to the newspaper strips, practicality demands a different approach. In 1981, … Continue reading The Daily Dredds: 1981

2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1983: Featuring Judge Dredd plus! Rogue Trooper future war hero! Return of the Jedi colour preview Tharg the Mighty as you’ve never seen him before!

Ron Smith starts this annual with a fantastic full-painted colour cover - it's a real shame we didn't get to see more painted artwork from Ron (though his black and white stuff is nothing to complain about). Tharg introduces the Cosmic Contents page in a Carlos pic. Judge Dredd: Block-Out at the Crater Bowl by … Continue reading 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1983: Featuring Judge Dredd plus! Rogue Trooper future war hero! Return of the Jedi colour preview Tharg the Mighty as you’ve never seen him before!

2000AD Prog 280: “It’s tasty!” GUNGE

This is one of the most classic covers from Ron Smith - by the time I first saw this back prog I'd probably have already met Otto Sump. If not from the Eagle Comics reprint, then from the Smart Sweets story. In my personal mythology a back prog is one of those prog which was … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 280: “It’s tasty!” GUNGE

2000AD Prog 277: Have YOU seen the mushroom men?

Carlos Ezquerra's skill continues to blossom (well, mushrooms) into a cover featuring a Justice Department announcement over the body horror of being turned into a living fungus... Tharg's Nerve Centre questions the existence of one earthlet whose mum thinks all the letters are made up while D.J.1 hands out the prizes, including one copy of … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 277: Have YOU seen the mushroom men?