I don't remember seeing a Kevin O'Neill wraparound cover before now - this one has Nemesis facing the massed ranks of Terminators at the... well, it's in the title of this blog post. For some reason I didn't buy this prog when it first came out, so it took me some time to find out … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 340: The Siege of Ydrasill Castle
With blurb like that you'd expect Nemesis to make it on to the cover, would you? Not that I'm complaining about the first (original) Carlos Ezquerra cover of Strontium Dog in over two years - the biggest gap ever (even from prog 1 to the first appearance on the cover). There's a couple of letters … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 339: The siege of the century – in Nemesis the Warlock!
I was surprised last prog that the Crime Swoop only comprised Dredd and Hershey kicking down an apartment door and yelling "Crime Swoop!" - the reason for this is that the the real swoop happens this prog, as you can tell from Ron Smith's cover. The Mega-Times cover reveals that this story takes place in … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 338: “Good evening, citizens…” “CRIME SWOOP!”
Kevin O'Neill provides the kind of cover we've never seen before - a homunculus-eye view of being born, from inside the egg! Pretty sure we've not seen that since either. Or in any other comic, for that matter. In Tharg's Nerve Centre TMO states that this prog is an attempt at the Galactic Thrill-Power record, … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 337: Something slimy this way comes… Join Nemesis at the Hatching!
After a week off for the jumping-on prog, it's back to wraparound covers for this Mike McMahon posters. This is another which adorned my wall, and as it was still in good enough condition to take off the wall and glue back on to the comic, the lack of 'activation instructions' meant the inside covers … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 336: “Roll up! Roll up! See Sláine the Giant!” The Beltain Giant
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
For the second week running a wraparound cover (no instructions on 'how to activate' this week though). I'm trying to avoid saying "this week's prog cover is classic" as the nostalgia of my very first progs may colour my opinion - but this one from Carlos Ezquerra is undeniably a classic cover! Unfortunately the child … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 333: “Um… synthi-sausage!” On the trail of the World Eating Championships.
This wraparound cover by Massimo Bellardinelli has, I think, a first for 2000AD - we've had nudity from the very first prog, but this one puts it on the cover, but for body paint. This was one of the posters / cover posters which adorned my wall as a child. Tharg plugs both next prog's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 332: The Battle of Dun Barc
Disco takes over the cover in this image from Brett Ewins (I can't help feeling it may have been a few years too late for actual disco - Abba references were just past topical as they'd split up the previous year). Tharg claims the Nerve Centre is much reduced due to 'thrill-power' - nothing to … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 301: Fort Neuro gets… Disco Fever!