2000AD Prog 392: Target: Traitor General – revenge for Rogue Trooper! “There’s the murderer!” “I see him!” “FIRE!”

At a guess I'd have said this cover was by Brett Ewins and Brendan McCarthy, though Barney only credits Brett. Considering the main quest of Rogue and the biochips for the three years they've appeared has been to hunt down the Traitor General, it's only fair that the TG gets on to the cover, along … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 392: Target: Traitor General – revenge for Rogue Trooper! “There’s the murderer!” “I see him!” “FIRE!”

2000AD Prog 389: A Machine? A Myth? Or a Man? A Case for Treatment

Ron Smith gives us a rare multi-panel cover as we focus on the gun, badge, chin and then portrait of Dredd marking the last episode of the Judgement triology. Tharg's Nerve Centre has earthlets interrogate Dredd on a variety of subjects. Unless contradicted in later stories, here's a list of Dredd facts (remember that, as … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 389: A Machine? A Myth? Or a Man? A Case for Treatment

2000AD Prog 364: These are the slummies. They’re looking forward to the good life… …these are their new neighbours. They want a billion credit refund! Dredd is the judge in… High Society!

Ian gibson brings a gallery of characters to this Judge Dredd cover. Tharg's Nerve Centre has a phrase for thrill-starved squaxx in France to use (in response to a letter from somebody who has moved to Emerainville). An internet translator suggests the phrase is: "2000ad the only comic book in the galaxy that gives you … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 364: These are the slummies. They’re looking forward to the good life… …these are their new neighbours. They want a billion credit refund! Dredd is the judge in… High Society!

2000AD Prog 349: Bad news for aliens in Nemesis the Warlock Book III “The arch deviant is defeated!”

This was the most recent back prog I ever bought - from the next week onwards I was getting every prog as it came out. Kevin O'Neill finishes off Book III of Nemesis with this Torquemada cover, which is very red, but not as red as that page with Chira last prog. Tharg's Nerve Centre … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 349: Bad news for aliens in Nemesis the Warlock Book III “The arch deviant is defeated!”

2000AD Prog 291: “Vigilante at work… that’s all this city needs!”

Another classic storyline begins, though strangely the cover is not by story artist Ezquerra but instead by Ian Gibson. Not that I'm complaining. Tharg's Nerve Centre contains a trailer for an "opportunity to own a scrotnig electronic game" - sounds like another partner offer... Harry Twenty on the High Rock by Gerry Finley-Day and Alan … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 291: “Vigilante at work… that’s all this city needs!”

2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1982

A fully painted Ian Gibson cover here - I don't remember us seeing his painted work before. There's a hint of the animation that his shoulder eagle will have, but maybe I'm projecting my hopes on to the item of armour. p.s. Dredd seems to have abandoned his Lawmaster here, opting instead to leap in … Continue reading 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1982

2000AD Prog 255: “By my corpse! Haul me up, Ace – FAST!” The Great Mush Rush continues in… Ace Trucking Co.

Ian Gibson is back on Ace Trucking Co for this cover. It's fair enough but nobody draws Ace like Belardinelli did. In the Nerve Centre Tharg lets all eartlets know that "your country's government" (presumably Britain, even though Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia and NI also feature in the cover price box) has declared 1982 Information … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 255: “By my corpse! Haul me up, Ace – FAST!” The Great Mush Rush continues in… Ace Trucking Co.

2000AD Prog 202: No more muties! Portrait of a Mutant!

Carlos is back on cover duty with a very yellow and orange portrait of Johnny Alpha surrounded by vignettes of mutant persecution and the rise of the Kreelers - but I'm getting ahead of myself. The colours were probably added by Tom Frame, Steve Potter or someone on the editorial team (Robin Smith?) and this … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 202: No more muties! Portrait of a Mutant!

2000AD Prog 199: “Time to die, matey! Zzzz!”

2000AD Prog 199 cover, art by Brian Bolland This prog has a Valentine's Day cover date, and Captain Skank is the personage getting close and person with Dredd, or at least his cyber-hair-snakes are as they get to work strangling Judge Dredd in a fantastic cover by Brian Bolland. Now's as good a time as … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 199: “Time to die, matey! Zzzz!”

2000AD Prog 196: Superbad!! The Angel Gang in a zarjaz pin-up this prog! “Alien attack! Inside the hatch – fast!”

Dave Gibbons provides a cover depicting a space ship or station under attack. It stands well on its own, though unfortunately there's a tiny box in the corner saying "see page 15" - uh-oh, a few hundred words of copy edit loom. Strontium Dog: The Bad Boys Bust Part 3 by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 196: Superbad!! The Angel Gang in a zarjaz pin-up this prog! “Alien attack! Inside the hatch – fast!”