2000AD Prog 443: Respect the Badge – Fear the Gun! Dread the Man!

The origin story of the Goonie Bird, the end of the original run of Slade, Von Richmann loses his head over Bad Jack leaving the arena, Robin 'Psmith' Smith also leaves, though not for long.

2000AD Prog 442: Sam Slade: Robohunted! “Shoot heem op!” “Yup!” “Yup!” “Yup!” “Yup!” Blat! Blat! Blat! Blat! Blat!

Slade takes to the water, Rogue warns of fireworks, Satanus produces fireworks (oh, and we get to see the face of the character voted best villain at the Eagle Awards), a Mega-vigilante for Mega-City One, the ultimate weapon and Bad Jack has a flashback.

2000AD Prog 439: Robohunter: Wide-Eyed and Credless! “Play me again, Sam!”

Necropolis cityscape, Purity flashback, Slade catches up with Hoagy and Stogie, and Hoagy and Stogie, and Hoagy and Stogie, The Man forgets too much, Eric forgets nothing, Moon grows in to their feline body.

2000AD Prog 428: Supersurf Rules Okeydokey! “Ground those skyhogs!”

Johnny and Wulf down at the farm, Sláine masters the warp spasm, Chopper gets a lead in Supersurf while Dredd gets a lead on the Supersurf finish, Ace gets news of his own finish and things aren't looking rosy for Rogue either.

2000AD Prog 427: Anderson – Death or Glory? “Jusssticcce ssshall be done!”

Anderson invites the Dark Judges to limbo, Sláine has a wardrobe change, Supersurf 7 is go, Johnny and Wulf pay a trip to the farm and a 20th century earthlet Boing®s to the 22nd.

2000AD Prog 399: A.B.C. K.O. B.E.M. S.N.A.F.U! (O.K?) “Mongrol SMUSH!”

Back for his second cover Bryan Talbot shows a dishevelled Mongrol making a return and Tom Frame (presumably) contrasts the yellow and red of Mongrol with greens and blues for Nemesis. Tharg's Nerve Centre has Free Gift News! The next prog will feature a Dune album. Tharg also answers a reader's query by revealing that … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 399: A.B.C. K.O. B.E.M. S.N.A.F.U! (O.K?) “Mongrol SMUSH!”

2000AD Prog 359: A demonic attack – at the heart of justice! The Haunting of Sector House 9 AAAAAAAAAAAAAA

One of my early favourite Dredd tales as Brett Ewins does a try-out for Anderson (probably not, but it couldn't have harmed his prospects) in this cover. Tharg's Nerve Centre has a stamp competition in the corner with unwittingly difficult questions (things like "Has non-royalty appeared on British stamps?" or "Has the Queen Mother appeared … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 359: A demonic attack – at the heart of justice! The Haunting of Sector House 9 AAAAAAAAAAAAAA

2000AD Prog 358: Sky chariots on FIRE Sláine

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

2000AD Prog 356: “I’ll have the biggest NOSE in Mega-City One!” “Glad to hear it son. It’s about time you had an interest in life!” Citizen Snork Part 1

Ron Smith's back on the cover doing what he does best - depicting the eccentric (to put it politely) citizenry of Mega-City One. Obviously nostalgia is playing a part here, after all I'm re-reading the first few months I encountered and have been reading constantly for the last thirty-seven years, but these progs really are … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 356: “I’ll have the biggest NOSE in Mega-City One!” “Glad to hear it son. It’s about time you had an interest in life!” Citizen Snork Part 1

2000AD Prog 355: Slough Throt summons… the birds!

2000AD Prog 355 cover, art by Cam Kennedy As a youngling I think I assumed this Sláine cover was drawn by Mike McMahon, but it is in fact by Cam Kennedy. Tharg's Nerve Centre. Cam Kennedy isn't just muscling in on Mike McMahon's characters as an earthlet points out that Skizz appeared in the corner … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 355: Slough Throt summons… the birds!