Mike McMahon provides the cover for the second Judge Dredd Annual which has a very green theme going on (border, gloves and boots, rooftop gardens and jetpacking perp's visor). The contents page continues with the McMahon artwork as Dredd and a cohort of judges (what is the collective noun for judges, anyway?) stand outside the … Continue reading Judge Dredd Annual 1982
Brian Bolland provides a montage cover featuring Dredd, Johnny Alpha and Blackhawk flanking Tharg. Wasn't expecting to see Blackhawk again - I'm guessing it's going to be a text story... The contents page image is provided by Robin Smith and features Johnny Alpha - we'd better get a good Strontium Dog story this annual! Robin … Continue reading 2000AD Annual 1982
This annual's cover character montage comes courtesy of Dave Gibbons - showing Tharg in between Judge Dredd (in his own and Bolland's style) and Johnny Alpha (looking pretty faithful to an Ezquerra picture). This is promising - following that Gibbons' cover the inside starts with a star pin-up of Deadlock ("They mystic A.B.C. Warrior) by … Continue reading 2000AD Annual 1981
An Ian Gibson cover showing Sam Slade and the true stars of the show, the Teeny Meks! Tharg's Nerve Centre has a reader pointing out that it's been 21 weeks since Dan Dare took a break for a while - Tharg replies that Dare will return when a Dan Dare TV series starts... Another reader … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 154: “Holy Joe Smith! Nine-inch-high robo assassins!” “He he he he he”
Carlos Ezquerra (or is that L. J. Silver) provides a cover with Mongrol swinging around a tyrannosaur - I'm thinking this is not Golgotha. The Nerve Centre misses the 'Tharg' from the heading this week (the reason I keep banging on about exactly what the Nerve Centre is called is beccause it was always Tharg's … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 135: Uuuh… beastie bother Mongrol – Mongrol get PHYSICAL!
Another prog, another classic Brian Bolland cover - this one celebrating multiple Eagle Award wins. Tharg's Nerve Centre (is this the first time it's been called that?) has the first mention of an upcoming Robo-Hunter story next year (this prog is published in October 1979). Judge Dredd: The Invisible Man from John Howard and Ron … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 134: Eagle Awards Top British Comic – 2000 A.D. Top British Character – Judge Dredd
Carlos Ezquerra provides a generic alien cover. I'm pleased to say there's no text story to accompany it inside, though Tharg mentions it in the... ...Nerve Centre, which is dominated by reader's letters regarding the recent merger, illustrated by three Tharg's heads. Judge Dredd: The Great Muldoon from John Howard and seeing the return of … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 133: Zorgon – Wanted Zapped or Alive!