Rogue and the boys go batty, we find out who ate all the pies, Halo has to trust a bunch of rats, Chip cashes in his chips, the Imperial Army divides and fails to conquer and things get hot for Korky and Rose.
Bryan Talbot puts Torquemada on the cover about a year after the last time (that time a phantasmal and victorious Kevin O'Neill piece). Music Centre continues the promotion of Mutants in Mega-City One by running some reviews from various sources (The Galactic Guardian has a typo "I lovde it"). The rest of the Nerve Music … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 404: Torquemada dresses to kill! FWOOSHH! “Your fireballs cannot harm me now, Nemesis… repent and die!”
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!
Ron Smith finishes the three-part Dave story with this cover. Tharg's Nerve Centre finally goes back to a full page, except for an advert for the Judge Dredd - The Judge Child Quest monthly reprint comic from Eagle, featuring Bolland's The Quest Begins - later issues given sub-titles Planet of the Bodybuilders and Murd the … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 368: “Still want to stand for mayor?” Election bulletin!
Interesting fact - after the last week's episode of Sláine I wrote a letter saying how much I loved the Dragonheist story and I hoped it would continue for ages. I don't think I sent it, though if I had by the time it got read the storyline would have finished - this very prog. … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 367: Sláine… dragonslayer?
King Carlos is back on the cover showing a scene from part 4 of Outlaw! (last on the cover for part 1 of the same story). Tharg's Nerve Centre is reduced to a Thargnote plugging the back page of this same comic while the rest of the page advertises Forbidden Planet T-shirts (only original image … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 366: “Yer a dead dog, Alpha!”
Ian gibson brings a gallery of characters to this Judge Dredd cover. Tharg's Nerve Centre has a phrase for thrill-starved squaxx in France to use (in response to a letter from somebody who has moved to Emerainville). An internet translator suggests the phrase is: "2000ad the only comic book in the galaxy that gives you … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 364: These are the slummies. They’re looking forward to the good life… …these are their new neighbours. They want a billion credit refund! Dredd is the judge in… High Society!
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!
The Haunting of Sector House 9 get its third cover from Brett Ewins, though this one just retreads the end of last week's episode. Some interesting uses of colour as the dialogue is a green-blue, the top headlights are blue, the lower headlights (infra?) red and the trim on the lastmaster is gold. Tharg's Nerve … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 362: “On yer bike, Dredd!” The spectre in the sector gets stroppy!
Ian Gibson introduces us to dragons in Sláine (and possibly a first for 2000AD as well, can't remember any dragons appearing prior to this cover). We don't know what we're seeing yet, but the prey of the dragon is in 'dragon-vision'. This was the first prog to be sold for 22p. Tharg's Nerve Centre has … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 361: Sláine …Enter the Dragon!