I promised I wouldn't keep going on about how iconic some of these covers are, so I'll just mention that the Mick McMahon cover was parodied a few decades later (though that one will have a wig attacking Joe instead of a squiddy-alien-thing). Tharg's Nerve Centre brings bad news. The galaxy's greatest comic is going … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 310: “Kill me… it’s your only hope!” Dredd – victim of the Starborn Thing!
The box art is by Brian Bolland and shows a very colourful Dredd in blue, green and yellow (with little bits of fleshy pink and helmet red) in the midst of a sepia gallery of those he's come up against, including Fink, Ratty, Rico, Don Uggie, the rest of the Angel Gang, Judge Death, Orlok, … Continue reading Judge Dredd: The Game of Crime-Fighting in Mega-City One
A fully painted Ian Gibson cover here - I don't remember us seeing his painted work before. There's a hint of the animation that his shoulder eagle will have, but maybe I'm projecting my hopes on to the item of armour. p.s. Dredd seems to have abandoned his Lawmaster here, opting instead to leap in … Continue reading 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1982
I've got a Nemesis badge I bought in the eighties somewhere - the image used is the Nemesis head in the centre of this cover. Going through the portal are a wide variety of aliens, and decades after purchasing this prog I still managed to notice a new detail (the mono-footed alien knife with a … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 238: Space wars! Final report this prog! Nemesis is back!
/ You can't go wrong with a Kevin O'Neill cover featuring Nemesis slicing his way through a squad of Terminators in front of a fiery background. Ro-Jaws' Nerve Centre. As you can tell, it's a take-over week as the mouthy sewer droid introduces the prog. Rogue Trooper by Gerry Finley-Day and Dave Gibbons. If we … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 230: Revenge of the Warlock! Nemesis hits back – inside!
Mike McMahon provides the cover for the second Judge Dredd Annual which has a very green theme going on (border, gloves and boots, rooftop gardens and jetpacking perp's visor). The contents page continues with the McMahon artwork as Dredd and a cohort of judges (what is the collective noun for judges, anyway?) stand outside the … Continue reading Judge Dredd Annual 1982
I remember the day I bought this comic. It was from the former Fantasy World in Hanley around 1986 or 1987 and just before a visit to see my mum who was recovering from an operation in hospital so when reading this actual physical comic it always takes me back to that hospital ward. For … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 222: Are you pure? Nemesis the Warlock – new sword and sorcery thrill starts inside!
From the trailer at the end of last week's prog, I thought this would be the last episode of Portrait of a Mutant - the tagline this week instead suggests it's nearly over, but not quite - maybe it's just the flashback that's going to finish, and then we'll scoot ahead in to the present? … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 220: “No surrender!” Portrait of a Mutant nears its chill-powered climax-inside!
Colin Wilson's cover shows Dredd jumping on to a mopad as it exits a tunnel (though aren't mopads mobile apartments, not just any old truck)? Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant Part 17 by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. Torso is a better pilot than you'd expect somebody with no depth perception to be. Though even … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 219: Traffic duty – Mega-City One Style! “Dredd’s stumm-gassed the mopad! All bikes move in!”
2000AD Sci-Fi Special cover, art by Brian Bolland More lens flare! Brian Bolland paints three judges on lawmasters, letting loose with the bike cannons in this cover. On the inside front cover, Tharg presents The Thrill-Power Starts Here! Cosmic Contents - and he presents it from a Robin Smith-drawn Betelgeusian thought-processor (some kind of mind-operated … Continue reading 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1981 2000AD Reviewed! Tharg Photo-Stripped! Nemesis Revealed!