Prog 2000 sees a Robin Smith Tharg holding the completed Future-worlds poster taking the cover. The cover blurb says it's a giant poster, but the centre-spread presented partwork posters we've had previously have been bigger (by two pages). This is Prog 200 (may as well be called This is 2000AD, as it serves as an … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 200 Let the reading galaxy celebrate! "I, Tharg, bring you future-worlds!"
2000AD Prog 199 cover, art by Brian Bolland This prog has a Valentine's Day cover date, and Captain Skank is the personage getting close and person with Dredd, or at least his cyber-hair-snakes are as they get to work strangling Judge Dredd in a fantastic cover by Brian Bolland. Now's as good a time as … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 199: "Time to die, matey! Zzzz!"
Bolland takes to the cover as Dredd is hit by the shock-wave from a nuclear explosion. This prog had a cover date of 31 Jan 1981. Strontium Dog: The Bad Boys Bust Part 4 by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. This one is interesting in its own right, as Johnny is injured in the train crash. … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 197: Catch Captain Skank… or Mega-City One dies!
Dave Gibbon's depicts Old Father Time being knocked out of the way by a horde of aliens (no two of which are alike). This prog would have been the first of the year, on newsagent shelves from the 5th of January with a Saturday 10th cover date. Strontium Dog: The Bad Boys Bust credited to … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 194: 1981 is the Year of the Alien!
Time for King Carlos to draw a wraparound cover, this one for... well, it's in the title of this post, and shows Slippery Jim and Angelina on the section that appears on the front of the prog, and He on the back cover - between them are various locations from the story so far (and … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 171: The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World
Belardinelli's back on the cover with a generic alien for a contest (see the title of this post for the theme). The Nerve Centre has a reader-contributed comic strip with text to tiny to read (the punchline can be seen - the moon is sentient and swallows a lunar lander) and another short story which … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 136: Design your own ALIEN! Galactic groats to be won inside!
Mike McMahon's back on the cover and showing Deadlock presiding over the death of Hell Kickstart, apparently. The Nerve Centre gets not one, but two make-overs this prog. First it gets called The Mighty Tharg's Nerve Centre (instead of plain 'Nerve Centre') - but that's only so that it can then be re-named Ro-Jaws' Nerve … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 132: In the name of Khaos… DIE! Ride the razor edge of FEAR with the A.B.C. Warriors!