Cam Kennedy shows the traitor playing a chess-a-like game with figures of Rogue and the (embodied) biochips in this latest cover. Tharg's Nerve Centre has a lesson in Irish (not about Sláine for a change, but regarding Spud Murphy referring to The Garda instead of The Gardai). Nemesis the Warlock Book IV: The Gothic Empire … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 388: Future War Games on Nu Earth “My move, G.I.!” SNAP!
It seems like ages since Belardinelli made it on to the cover and this time it's to re-introduce (or introduce in my case) Ace Garp to squaxx. Tharg's Nerve Centre has one reader point out that Worm's Head Island is surrounded by strong tidal waters, which wasn't shown in Sláine: Dragon Heist. Rather than point … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 378: Ace Garp is OUT! “We’s truckin’, buddies!”
Ian Kennedy provides a painted Dredd cover. Has Ian done Dredd yet? It won't be long before the Judge Amok story... The contents page is provided by Ron Smith and features Dredd, Hershey, Orson and Lewis (plus another judge) in profile. Judge Dredd: Booby Trap! by T.B. Grover and Cliff Robinson. I'd thought this was … Continue reading 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1984 Summer thrill-power! Starring Judge Dredd The Right Stuff Cinefax Colourscan!
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?
Ron Smitih's back on the cover with a scene from the week's Dredd tale. This is another of the progs that was given to me by my neighbour and for me encapsulates a lot of what a good Judge Dredd tale was in that era. Though they were all good Judge Dredd tales! Tharg's Nerve … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 318: The Stupid Gun! “You’re next, Dredd!”
Massimo does it again - the perfect combination of natural forms (in this case waves) and bizarre shapes (here a future city) on this cover. Tharg's Nerve Centre - if you didn't know what Boys from the Black Stuff was, then 2000AD was there for you, though not in so many words as a reader … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 311: Tidal Terror on Torquan!
A Brian Bolland cover greets us this year as he depicts some characters we won't ever seem him draw in comic strip form (Rogue Trooper, Johnny and Wulf) in addition to his Dredd. The contents page has Robin Smith's rendition of Tharg riding an armoured space dragon thing (Tharg's in the same suit of armour … Continue reading 2000AD Annual 1983
When I first started hunting down back progs of 2000AD it seemed an arduous task. I'd have been around ten years old and there were three hundred and twenty odd progs to collect. I initially aimed to collect the progs from 300 onwards (presumably if I had achieved this then I may have expanded my … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 257: “Stay where you are, Nemesis or the girl dies!”
Four episodes in and Ace Trucking Co already gets its second cover by Massimo Belardinelli - it took fifty episodes for Meltdown Man to get the same honour (Dave Gibbons kept getting drafted in for MM covers). Tharg uses the Nerve Centre to push Block Mania (starting next prog) making it very clear that it's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 235: "Keep the cargo busy, good buddy …I've got a plan!" G-B-H cools Kleggs in cold hold! See – Ace Trucking Co.
Has it been mentioned in the story that Rogue Trooper has blue skin? Lucky we've got colour on the cover to let us know. Also lucky for the stammels that they don't seem to have any problems with those chem clouds in this Dave Gibbons cover. Tharg reveals that Art Robot Bolland suffered a major … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 234: Keep on trucking with Ace Trucking Co. inside Rogue Trooper battles the Raiders of the Atomic Desert!