The the third week running the prog is adorned by a wraparound cover and the second of the three to be illustrated by Massimo Belardinelli, this one allowing for his distinctive imagination to be let loose on the back cover as he shows us Hel. The first time I ever used a photocopier was to … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 334: Sláine on Hel’s Edge
The first full year of weekly newspaper strips (it later went daily which is why we generally think of them as a daily strip, and that was the name given when they were collected in a hardback edition a few years back). Target Chief Judge - this is a bit of a strange one from … Continue reading The Daily Dredds: 1982
In general the aim of this blog is to cover every publication from the House of Tharg (plus a few Tharg-adjacent things that have cropped up over the years) in roughly the order they came out - one blog per publication. When it comes to the newspaper strips, practicality demands a different approach. In 1981, … Continue reading The Daily Dredds: 1981
Carlos is on the cover and unlike this year's 2000AD annual we get a cover tagline too. The contents page features a great pic of Dredd near the New New Grand Hall of Justice - either at sunset, the sun's rays washing it in pink - or it's been painted pink in the first place. … Continue reading Judge Dredd Annual 1984: The world-famous hero of 2000AD comic!
Dave Gibbons provided this cover, featuring an ensemble of Hammerstein (with Ro-Busters head), Slade, Rogue, Johnny Alpha, Dredd and Speedo Ghost in the background. I don't remember much about this annual, so can't remember if they all appear inside (in proper stories). Cosmic Contents has Robin Smith's armoured Tharg casting a spell or something. Sam … Continue reading 2000AD Annual 1984
Cam Kennedy brings in an almost pointillist cover of Rogue, just managing to fit in all the bio-chips. Tharg's Nerve Centre contains news of free gifts to be given away with Progs 333 and 334 (I still have these - the free gifts actually ran from 332 to 335 but I didn't get 334 at … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 331: Bred to fight… destined to die?
You know you're in for a good Dredd story when the lettering droid has come up with a logo for it (Monkey Business at Charles Darwin Block, Block Mania) - though in this case it's simply the title of the story, with hair on it. This is a great cover if you like Steve Dillon's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 322: AAAAAAAROOO Cry of the Werewolf
Steve Dillon's back on the cover for the first time since Prog 226 and (getting ahead of myself) also back on Dredd for the first time since Block Mania. Tharg's Nerve Centre is reduced to half-size again, so that IPC can plug another comic (this time it's Whoopee!) barely leaving space for an earthlet to … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 305: “You’re under arrest, creep!” Dredd puts the bite on bounty-hunters!
In his time between illustrating the misadventures of Ace Garp and starting work on Sláine Belardinelli seems to be working on a mixed bag of projects, and this one is a wraparound cover. Skimming ahead in the prog there's a text feature on it so I won't say any more now. Tharg's Nerve Centre is … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 304: Secret of the Bermuda Triangle?
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!”