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 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!
Ezquerra provides the Strontium Dog cover which is basically the last panel of the last prog's / first panel of this prog's story with the window framing the cover. Tharg's Nerve Centre brings good news - work has finished on the 2000AD Annual 1985 - the reason it's particularly good news is that astute readers … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 354: “Easy meat! The wounded walk in for treatment – and we finish them off!”
2000AD Prog 353 cover, art by Steve Dillon Steve Dillon's first cover since Cry of the Werewolf is also depicting a scene from the Dredd story within. Tharg's Nerve Centre brings news that a cat at Bristol Polytechnic is now a squaxx (along with seven students). Sláine: Sky Chariots Part 2 by Pat Mills and … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 353: Simply light years ahead! Judge Dredd vs. Captain Strange and his Weird Boys! “Drokk! Firebomb!”
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!
Cam Kennedy takes us to the moon (of Nu Earth) in this cover though I'm not sure if that's supposed to be Nu Earth in the background or a different moon? In fact, maybe that moon isn't actually orbiting Nu Earth itself and is revolving around another planet within sight of the black hole... Anyway, … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 351: Rogue Trooper Walking on the moon!
Alan Davis is back on the cover (first time since Harry 20) heralding the first of a D.R. & Quinch series. For no reason I can work out, I hadn't bought any weekly progs since Prog 342. I've said on a few occasions that I had a 'first prog'. My first first prog was 308, … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 350: Tharg’s 1984 calendar! Part One This Prog! D.R. & Quinch Go Straight! New Thrill!
I'd bought a few of the preceding progs from 330 on, but in my mind this is the real start for me - though I still wasn't buying the galaxy's greatest every single week - that didn't happen for another few months. When the topic of best ever prog comes up on social media, this … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 335: Free Poster 430mm X 550mm 2 new stories! Nemesis the Warlock Strontium Dog
A composite cover bodged together from panels of Dredd by Carlos Ezquerra and Slade by Ian Gibson. I'm curious what the freebie is though - and if I'm reading it right it's directly related to E.T. Tharg's Nerve Centre features a letter from a Tellurian named Clare who is romantically interested in Dredd (and was … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 294: A Tale of Two Cities! In Mega-City 1 requiem for a vigilante In Brit-Cit The sound of music E.T. Review and Freebie – This Prog!
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