Halo doesn't meet with an old friend in a bar, Ukko completely fails to comfort Tlachtga and we re-meet Elfric, Primo gets a bit hot-headed, the adviser advises Rogue and Crustacia scuttles off.
Halo goes swimming and dancing, Tlachtga has a blast, a juve is primed and ready to explode, the bats come home to roost for the G.I.s and Bud doesn't quite make it to the New Territories.
Kevin O'Neill provides a cover poster for christmas, featuring a version of Father Christmas that could only come from his pen! Of particular interest (on the back of the prog) are fireplace monsters, houses setting fire to each other and fighting snowmen, cheered on by bloodthirsty spectators (also snowmen). Snowthirsty? Icethirsty? Whatever animated snowmen have … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 398: Have a cosmic Christmas, earthlets! “Ho ho ho!”
One of my two favourite depictors of griminess takes to the cover as Eric Bradbury shows the Dictators of Zrag dressed as judges about to execute the Mighty One (my other favourite grime artist is Mike Dorey). Tharg's Nerve Centre has Tharg send pin-ups of Judge Dekker and Venus Bluegenes to two separate troops - … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 386: “The sentence is thrill-power…” “The sentence is…” “DEATH!” Tharg on trial!
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!
Judge Dredd looks a bit green around the gills in this portrait while the almost full-length pic of the lawman does a jazz hand while firing in this Carlos Ezquerra cover. Meanwhile a ruddy Mega-Cityscape merges in to big Dredd-head's helmet. On the other side of the front cover, Carlos Ezquerra is back to present … Continue reading Judge Dredd Annual 1985: He is the law in Mega-City!
The second week running and third Sláine cover overall from Cam Kennedy as the volcano has blown its top. Tharg's Nerve Centre contains news that Burt had gone missing - though it turned out the editorial droid had merely gone to work on a computer magazine. I think it was K magazine and I have … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 358: Sky chariots on FIRE Sláine
Cam Kennedy is back on Sláine - Sky Chariots cover duty as he depicts a one-on-one fight between Sláine and a Norseman berserker. Tharg's Nerve Centre shares space between two pieces of reader's art, two letters, the voting coupon, an obligatory stamp advert and the Titan / Forbidden Planet advert for Judge Child Book Three. … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 357: 100 Judge Dredd games to be won – this prog! Invasion of the berserks! Sláine
Three episodes in and this new series already has its second cover from Alan Davis, again heralding a new storyline. Should have mentioned that one reader wrote in to say they'd read 2000AD on top of the Great Pyramid at Giza. I mention this now because another reader sent in a photo (not published) of … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 352: D.R. & Quinch go girl crazy! “I think I’m in l♡ve!” SKRAANG!
I've always thought that Cam Kennedy was on the classic line-up of Judge Dredd artists when I first started reading 2000AD, so I'm a bit surprised here that I was already a squaxx when he produced his first Judge Dredd story (and cover). Not your usual 1980s children's comic cover here as our protagonist engages … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 342: The Suspect “TALK!”