I don't remember seeing a Kevin O'Neill wraparound cover before now - this one has Nemesis facing the massed ranks of Terminators at the... well, it's in the title of this blog post. For some reason I didn't buy this prog when it first came out, so it took me some time to find out … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 340: The Siege of Ydrasill Castle
With blurb like that you'd expect Nemesis to make it on to the cover, would you? Not that I'm complaining about the first (original) Carlos Ezquerra cover of Strontium Dog in over two years - the biggest gap ever (even from prog 1 to the first appearance on the cover). There's a couple of letters … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 339: The siege of the century – in Nemesis the Warlock!
Dredd attacks a tank while riding a bike on the cover - in a radiation suit. The Nerve Centre is give to earthlets (and earthlettes) who seem to have missed previous Nerve Centres as one complains about the absence of O'Neill on Nemesis (explained in a Thargnote previously), a question about whether females can read … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 254: “It’s Lawmaster versus Rad-Sweeper, creep, and I don’t aim to lose!” PZZOOO!
Carlos takes the cover again - it's seeming like other art droids are barely getting a look-in lately! This one has Spiro and Gyro, henceforth to be known as the dogs of war (though I have a feeling they get another name later on). Strontium Dog: The Schicklgruber Grab Part 3 by Alan Grant and … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 185: The Dogs of War are Here!
McMahon provides the cover, featuring Blackblood and (in the background) the Straw Dogs. Inset are heads of the ABC Warriors already recruited, taken from previous progs (except for 'Deadlock' who is shown as a Volg war robot - wish I could claim credit for having noticed this, but in a later prog Tharg will be … Continue reading Robots! You’re not really ALIVE unless you’re reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 125: Guerilla Warfare – robot style! General Blackblood faces the A.B.C. Warriors!
The first thing we have is a huge corporate trademark holding Dredd up to his face. We had that a few progs ago when the corporate trademark was Ronald McDonald - this time it's the Jolly Green Giant. This heralds the start of the other two-part story from The Cursed Earth that wouldn't be republished … Continue reading Prog 77: Ho ho ho – what have we here, little man…
This issue has a pretty good painted rendition of Hammerstein in kill-frenzy (as trailed in the next prog box last week) - though the war-droid's legs are a bit dodgy - there's a word balloon that could have been placed over them to cover them up. Spoiler, the scene in question won't appear until right … Continue reading Star Lord No 9: Beware the war droid in Kill-Frenzy! You have the fire power of a cruiser, Hammer-Stein! – use it – destroy your comrade Ro-Jaws!
This cover has Blocker and Suzi Cho in (what looks like) a Nazi jet as it straddles two time periods while stuck (?) in a time portal. Cho looks safe enough in Time Control, though Blocker is half in, half out of the portal, so let's hope it doesn't close before he gets all the … Continue reading Star Lord No 8: Nazi World 2478 A.D. Time Control 85 Million B.C. Torn between impossible worlds…
Dan Dare sees the alien vegetable doppelganger process applied to a spaceship. The previous episode we found out that while the aliens can replicate a living person (Invasion of the Body Snatchers style), including weapons such as guns, they can't replicate the working mechanisms. You might wonder how the vegetable changelins can duplicate an Eagle … Continue reading Prog 54: We’re under attack! Can’t see — can’t *gasp* even think! Aargh!
Dan Dare - the battle is broadcast across the empire, even as Dare and the Legion of the Lost Worlds are attacked by Storm Ships. The pacing of this episode is unusual - starts off with the Starslayer's being a threat, though they don't last long against Dare and his laser broadsword. A few of … Continue reading Prog 49: Death to the intruders!