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.
Ron Smith is back with a second week of Judge Dredd dinosaur covers featuring speech balloons. Tharg's Nerve Centre has an earthlet pining for Ace Garp - he'll be back, but it's going to be some time. Judge Dredd: Bob & Carol & Ted & Ringo Pt 2 by T.B. Grover and Ron Smith continues … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 347: Bob & Carol & Ted & Ringo & Judge Dredd “Lishen, judge – you’re not gonna ⁝hic!⁝ believe thish…!”
Drafting in the artist responsible for The Forever Crimes, Brian Bolland is back with a spoilerific Dredd cover - featuring Citizen Heinz and his wife Hilda in a suspended animation drawer. Johnny's back! And we're going to meet a few of his new friends... Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant Part 8 by Alan Grant … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 210: “FREEZE!” The body-snatchers catch a cold – inside!
I checked Barney - that cover Redondo did a few progs ago was his first for 2000AD, and this is his second of five (plus he'll do one for the Megazine in thirty five (!) years. Considering it's a fourth birthday issue (whether or not it actually is the fourth birthday - which it isn't) … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 208: “The destroyer’s taken over Earth… only I can save it!”
Dave Gibbon's depicts Old Father Time being knocked out of the way by a horde of aliens (no two of which are alike). This prog would have been the first of the year, on newsagent shelves from the 5th of January with a Saturday 10th cover date. Strontium Dog: The Bad Boys Bust credited to … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 194: 1981 is the Year of the Alien!
The cover is painted by an uncredited artist and features Blackhawk surrounded by werewolves. A journey into adventure you'll never forget! - the contents page has an artist's impression of a covered moon buggy with a non-space-suited passenger possibly with a robot next to him. Before we get in to the first story, I'll just … Continue reading Tornado Annual 1981: Black Hawk, Wolfie Smith and Johnny Lawless in spine-tingling full-length picture-stories!
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!
Cam Kennedy gets the final cover, showing Storm racing into action (as the tagline says). There is special news for all readers inside - and any veteran of IPC comics knows what that means. The Big Editorial confirms what we already know under the heading "Tornado joins 2000 A.D." (no pretence that it's 2000AD & … Continue reading SPECIAL NEWS INSIDE FOR ALL READERS! Tornado No 22: On your marks… get set… GO! Race into action with Storm!
If I'm not mistaken, Mike Dorey draws the Lawless Touch cover this week. If I am mistaken then it's probably Mike White. If I'm really mistaken then it's somebody else entirely. At least the weekly prog in 2019 (where I'm writing this, if you're reading this in the future) credits the artists. Though you must … Continue reading All action adventure, with… Tornado No 21: They’ve set dobermans on me… I’m finished! Johnny Lawless faces the Dogs of Death!
Belardinelli contributes the last of the It's Your Turn covers. I wonder what the story is there - this series of cover story covers hasn't lasted as long as the Supercover Sagas did, perhaps they realised that the characters appearing in a comic are more likely to lure you in than completely unrelated things? This … Continue reading Final Part of our Writing Competition! Tornado No 19: Battle on Asteroid X44