He may not be working on stories in the prog any time soon (due to the stories in the next JD annual mentioned in the Nerve Centre last week), but Mike McMahon's back on cover duties, putting in an eye-catching pic of Dredd dragging a scrawler away, in front of a high red wall with … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 206: Un-American Graffiti – Judge Dredd mounts a clean-up campaign… inside!
I'd ask why Belardinelli doesn't turn in more covers for his story Meltdown Man, but putting in the work on each episode, week in, week out, without a break explains that one. So that's why Dave Gibbons produces another cover, this one featuring Pole-Axe and the brigands. Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant Part 6 … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 205: "Outta the way, gorps… Pole-Axe is coming through!"
The Redondo / Gibson connections continue as the latter provides a cover for the former's series, and it looks like the Destroyer is going to be making his presence felt on a new planet this week. Strontium Dog: The Bad Boys Bust Part Two by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. This is the page which got … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 195: Return to Armageddon
Horrible cover - an advert for a 'flying saucer' (frisbee by any other name) takes up a third of the cover, squashing Ron Smith's Dredd into about half the page (between the logo and the offer advert). This prog would have been published on 1 Dec 1980 with a cover date of 6 December. Strontium … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 189: "Run, judgey-boy… the Demolition Derby's begun!"
Angelina struggles with Jim (well, Jim looks like he's struggling the most) on this Ezquerra cover, while her vixen aircraft, tanks and mole underground tanks are shown in the background. Tharg's Nerve Centre has a reader point out an error in the V.C.s (the line about Pluto rock being frozen gas at minus 2000 degrees … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 151: Death to the Empire! Angelina's army rides to war in the murderous climax of the Stainless Steel Rat!
King Carlos provides the cover which is an almost exact creation of a scene in the story inside, though from a different angle, showing Angelina shooting Jim five times, including one in the head. Oh, and Angelina must be cold as her shoulder in the halter-neck top is blue on the cover and pink in … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 147: "Angelina pointed the .75 recoilless at my chest and four slugs ripped into me. Then she put a fifth one in my head for good measure." The Stainless Steel Rat winds up in the mortuary, inside!
Brian Bolland turns in a 2000AD take on Close Encounters of the Third Kind, featuring Tharg's head flanked by Ro-Jaws and Walter on the front and the Gronk, Jim diGriz, Blackhawk, Mongrol, Hammerstein and Dredd on the back (it's a wraparound cover - or as Tharg puts it - a pull-out poster). Tharg's Nerve Centre … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 144: Super cover poster with this week's issue!