I keep thinking this Mean Arena cover is by Steve Dillon, but it's actually from Brian Bolland with some very Dillonesque cast members. Tharg reminds earthlets that the Krill Tro Thargo can be awarded for purposes other than introducing new readers to the galaxy's greatest in the Nerve Centre. Ten publishes a letter about a … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 248: Play ball! In the Mean Arena!
Nemesis is back, and so is Redondo on this cover (though you'd be forgiven for not recognising it is a Nemesis cover, if it wasn't for the logo). Tharg reveals in a response to an earthlet's letter in the Nerve Centre that bicycles were banned in Mega-City One as the lobbies of the city-blocks were … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 246: “Your bids, please, for these fine young humans!”
The big news this prog is that King Carlos is back on Dredd, and it starts with the cover! Also, the Apocalypse War. In the Nerve Centre, Tharg plugs the next series of Robo-Hunter - returning 'soon' for a third series. Ace Trucking Co. by Grant Grover and Belardinelli. The pirates have boarded Speedo Ghost … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 245: "Let the apocalypse begin!" Target Mega-City One! Tharg's 1982 calendar – part 1 this prog!
Another prog, another classic cover - eye-catching, memorable and by Brian Bolland (probably laid out by Robin Smith - as most covers appear to have been at this time ('coz he was art editor)). In the Nerve Centre, Tharg hosts letters from one terran who spotted the page of a Robo-Hunter story among those taken … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 240: "So what's the cure?" "We don't know!" Block Mania
I'm more familiar with this cover being glossier, as it appeared on The Best of 2000AD Monthly No 8, which I've owned a copy of for longer than the prog it was reprinted from - I prefer the original printing of Kevin O'Neill's Nemesis cover though. The Nerve Centre gives Tharg a chance to explain … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 239: Nemesis vs Torquemada…
I've got a Nemesis badge I bought in the eighties somewhere - the image used is the Nemesis head in the centre of this cover. Going through the portal are a wide variety of aliens, and decades after purchasing this prog I still managed to notice a new detail (the mono-footed alien knife with a … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 238: Space wars! Final report this prog! Nemesis is back!
Colin Wilson took over as artist on last prog's Rogue and also provides this week's cover as the blue boy accuses one of the assembled Souther generals of being a Nort spy - but which one? The Nerve Centre has a letter from an earthlet who claims to have been reading since Prog 1, but … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 237: "One of you generals is a Nort spy… a man who caused a MASSACRE!"