Lamal's story ends, Blood-Prow is named, today's teacher is... Dredd! Alpha and Sternhammer meet.
2000AD salmon leaps on to the 1980s fantasy gaming craze with Sláine, technology fails on Earth, but only when relevant to the plot, ugly lives in Mega-City One, home life with Wulf and goodbye to Azure.
Kim Raymond brings us another Judge Dredd cover. In case we couldn't guess, the caption tells us the title of the Dredd story inside (Gator). Tharg's Nerve Centre warns earthlets to be careful when reading the 1985 Judge Dredd and 2000AD annuals while also teasing upcoming thrills Nemesis the Warlock Book IV, a new Judge … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 384: Jaw to jaw with the law! RRRRRRRRR ‘Gator!
I shall stop saying that covers are classic, as we're in the era when just about every cover is a classic (apart from the ones cobbled together from interior art and promotional tie-ins). This one from McMahon sits somewhere between his iconic Dredd era and his tribal style on Slaine - the children playing in … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 296: “Merry christmas!”
The box art is by Brian Bolland and shows a very colourful Dredd in blue, green and yellow (with little bits of fleshy pink and helmet red) in the midst of a sepia gallery of those he's come up against, including Fink, Ratty, Rico, Don Uggie, the rest of the Angel Gang, Judge Death, Orlok, … Continue reading Judge Dredd: The Game of Crime-Fighting in Mega-City One
A third Dredd cover from King Carlos for this story - by the time it finishes half of the episodes will have boasted a cover - really making up for the lack of covers for some of the best characters to have opposed Dredd in the first five years. Tharg's Nerve Centre reveals that Project … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 286: “We got yer wife, Dredd!”
Oh no! It turns out I missed out an annual last year - I'd thought we reduced down to 2000AD and Judge Dredd for the 1982 round of annuals, but there was a lurking Starlord annual which I missed on my bookshelf! After the previous year's Brian Bolland ensemble cover we're back to artwork irrelevant … Continue reading Starlord Annual 1982
A fully painted Ian Gibson cover here - I don't remember us seeing his painted work before. There's a hint of the animation that his shoulder eagle will have, but maybe I'm projecting my hopes on to the item of armour. p.s. Dredd seems to have abandoned his Lawmaster here, opting instead to leap in … Continue reading 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1982
A Ron Smith cover introduces the name "Old Stony Face" - that's a name that will stick (I don't think it's been used before, anyway). Either Lawmasters have really flexible headsets, as the front (that the handlebars and canon are attached to) is going in a completely different direction and angle from the rest of … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 233: "Blast 'em!" "Old Stony Face" leads the Hotdog Run!
Following standalone Dave Gibbons and Brian Bolland covers, this week's prog has a painted spaceship by Kevin O'Neill. Unfortunately there's so much text on the cover that the image has been cut to half size. The Nerve Centre contains instructions on assembling the robo-booklet, so this week's back cover must be the last piece. Judge … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 122: More Mind-Blowing Than Ever! We’re No 1 Across the Universe!