2000AD Prog 417: Alpha: Back on the Trail! In the Badlands of Burrito the Big Bust is Go! “Oot o’ the way there! Stronty Dug comin’ through!”

Anderson visits the museum, Sláine visits the 11th century, Dredd visits a bar, Rogue visits a rocky outcrop and the Stronts visit the Burrito badlands.

2000AD Prog 416: Zarjaz 8th birthday issue! Win! commodore 64 computer systems & Valiant Robo-Turtles! New mega-thrills! Alpha – Strontium Dog! “The future is here!” Anderson – Psi Division!

Anderson Psi Division makes her debut (well, in her own series), the worm turns (did I use that pun already?), another night, another graveyard shift, Rogue and the boys are all at sea and a bounty hunting duo become a bounty hunting trio.

2000AD Annual 1985

Cam Kennedy put in a quick succession of three Sláine covers (even though the story they illustrated was drawn by Mike McMahon). McMahon has a go at a character better associated with Kennedy in this cover featuring Sláine, Dredd and Rogue. This, and the Dredd annual, were the first annuals I read (from the House … Continue reading 2000AD Annual 1985

2000AD Prog 370: Will this rookie pass the Dredd test? “Relax, team – I’ll protect you!”

Kim Raymond's first cover and Rookie Judge Dekker's first appearance. Tharg's Nerve Centre has that stalwart of the letters pages - a fantasy casting for a Judge Dredd film featuring actors of the day. Even though Maze only appeared two progs prevoiusly, the next letter suggests more female characters. That's a very quick turn-around for … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 370: Will this rookie pass the Dredd test? “Relax, team – I’ll protect you!”

Starlord Summer Special 1978: The world’s first cutaway of the Preying Mantis! Thunderbirds’ creator Gerry Anderson interviewed! Amazing short story by Arthur C. Clarke! Plus your favourite Starlord heroes in fantastic full-length adventures!!!

Yesterday I posted about the Dan Dare Poster Magazine which I didn't own at the time I was writing blog posts on comics which came out in 1977. This one I did have in my possession and have no idea why I didn't cover it. As it's not easy to get publication dates for specials … Continue reading Starlord Summer Special 1978: The world’s first cutaway of the Preying Mantis! Thunderbirds’ creator Gerry Anderson interviewed! Amazing short story by Arthur C. Clarke! Plus your favourite Starlord heroes in fantastic full-length adventures!!!

2000AD Prog 307: Hag’s Beasts!

Steve Dillon's Judge Dredd cover contains just Dredd and four of Trapper Hag's bounty beasts (that's what Hag called them the previously episode). It's a well-drawn image but too plain for me. Tharg's Nerve Centre contains a few letters from earthlets who didn't read their progs closely enough before writing in, and one from a … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 307: Hag’s Beasts!

2000AD Prog 303: ? “The time is out of joint!”

Eric Bradbury provides his second cover and his only non-Tharg cover, this one tied in to the Time Twister. Tharg's Nerve Centre is back to full-size this week (except for an advert for Titan Comics edition of ABC Warriors Book One, and a stamp advert). Sam Slade, Robo-Hunter: Play it Again, Sam! Part by Grant … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 303: ? “The time is out of joint!”

2000AD Prog 235: "Keep the cargo busy, good buddy …I've got a plan!" G-B-H cools Kleggs in cold hold! See – Ace Trucking Co.

Four episodes in and Ace Trucking Co already gets its second cover by Massimo Belardinelli - it took fifty episodes for Meltdown Man to get the same honour (Dave Gibbons kept getting drafted in for MM covers). Tharg uses the Nerve Centre to push Block Mania (starting next prog) making it very clear that it's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 235: "Keep the cargo busy, good buddy …I've got a plan!" G-B-H cools Kleggs in cold hold! See – Ace Trucking Co.

2000AD and Tornado Prog 173: “Help me, Judge Dredd! This planet’s sending me to pieces!”

For the second week in a row, Brian Bolland provides a Judge Dredd cover directly related to a scene in the week's episode (covers don't always relate to what's inside, as I'm sure you all know). I often forget to include the covers in my shortlist for grailpage, but it'll be difficult to forget this … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 173: “Help me, Judge Dredd! This planet’s sending me to pieces!”

Tornado Annual 1980: Break the Thrill Barrier with Wolfie Smith, Drago, and Superking Inside!

The cover has a painting of a jet fighter firing missiles. I'm going to guess it's a tornado - I didn't pay too much attention to that centrefold cutaway view towards the end of the weekly comic. As you can see from the title of this post, Wolfie Smith, Victora Drago and Superking are the … Continue reading Tornado Annual 1980: Break the Thrill Barrier with Wolfie Smith, Drago, and Superking Inside!