We actually got a warning that Walter would be returning last prog, and here he is on the cover by Ian Gibson (or is that Emberton?) Flipping forward to the Dredd tale's credit card - yes, it's Emberton this time. Strontium Dog: The Doc Quince Case Part 2 by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. The lynching … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 191: “Pop one rivet and you’re dead, creep!” “Hooway! Judge Dwedd!”
Dave Gibbons does Mean Arena - on the cover, at least. Only fair that the guy who brought us (most of) Harlem Heroes gives us an illustration of the current future death sports story (even though it's not technically supposed to be a death sport). I don't recognise the team that Tallon's racing against on … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 187: In the Mean Arena you score first and check your wounds later!
King Carlos shows Kings Reach Tower blasting off on this cover. I think this is the first time we've seen it take off - if not I have a feeling the previous time may have been a badly doctored photo. Tharg's Nerve Centre kicks of the Great Helmet Puzzle - i.e. why Dredd never shows … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 176: “Attention all staff droids! Next stop the planet of Zrag!”
Carlos provides another cover from Hell (featuring Johnny Alpha in the Wailing Swamp). The Nerve Centre - Tharg announces that Ro-Jaws and Hammer-Stein's Laugh In is back this week (just one week after they appeared in the Sci-Fi special). He also announces that the A.B.C. Warriors will be starting in prog 119. I thought one … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 116: Gotta Slice My Way Free – or be Trapped in Hell for ever!
Dave Gibbon's providing a very yellow cover for Dan Dare and the Mekon, looking pretty superheroic (Dare, not the Mekon). The Nerve Centre gives Tharg a chance to plug the latest Sci-Fi Special and you know what that means - it's going to be a few days until my next prog, as I'll have not … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 115: Race for the Crystal of Life!
Back in the days when I was on the hunt for back progs, this was one that I bought some time before those immediately before and after it - and this was largely due to the cover. As a fan of Nemesis the Warlock, I had to have the story which inspired it (though I … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 112: We’ve Hit the Shark Car – Now it’s Next Stop Saturn Six!
Ron Smith's first cover for 2000AD (and Starlord) is of an Exo-Man attacking Dredd with a wrecking ball while on a zoom track (it may or may not be called the zoom at this point, but when I started reading 2000AD, that's what it was called). The Nerve Centre has a reader-submitted short story which … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 111: No gun, no chance, Dredd – the wrecking ball is gonna crush your skull! Assault at Hell’s Junction!