The DJs are back, so's Slough Feg, poison gas in MC1, the pincer movement continues (but doesn't resolve) and the Stronts go after their first bounties.
Ron Smith gives us a rare multi-panel cover as we focus on the gun, badge, chin and then portrait of Dredd marking the last episode of the Judgement triology. Tharg's Nerve Centre has earthlets interrogate Dredd on a variety of subjects. Unless contradicted in later stories, here's a list of Dredd facts (remember that, as … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 389: A Machine? A Myth? Or a Man? A Case for Treatment
Eric Bradbury provides his second cover and his only non-Tharg cover, this one tied in to the Time Twister. Tharg's Nerve Centre is back to full-size this week (except for an advert for Titan Comics edition of ABC Warriors Book One, and a stamp advert). Sam Slade, Robo-Hunter: Play it Again, Sam! Part by Grant … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 303: ? “The time is out of joint!”
Ron Smith is back on the cover - seems like ages! This story has its own logo though first time I read it I thought it said 'Rabio' (I was really young at the time). In Tharg's Nerve Centre one earthlet correctly surmises that Prof Max Challenger's face (not to mention cameos in Inferno, Meltdown … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 289: “Drok!” Judge Dredd in Rabid
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
Cam Kennedy illustrates his Rogue Trooper episode in this cover featuring dialogue and a round panel (known in some circles (!) as a 'Whittle'. Tharg blames Burt for deleting half of the letters due to appear in the Nerve Centre, though it just happens that the other half is taken up with an advert... One … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 272: Madness honoured by Tharg this prog “Death or glory!” Can Rogue Trooper prevent a future war fiasco?
Belardinelli's Ace Trucking Co cover features G-B-H in the midst of a fight. This is not the only Belardinelli cover to feature such a scene... Tharg's Nerve Centre opens with calamitous news. The price of the prog has increased by tuppence to 18p (as I write this, this week's prog cost £2.99). Sam Slade, Robo-Hunter: … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 271: “Ditch him, G-B-H …the fate of Ace Trucking is at stake!” Battle of the Biffos!
I was somewhat spoiled by the fully painted Ian Gibson cover on the Sci-Fi Special. Last week's Robo-Hunter cover followed by this week's Robo-Hunter cover pale in comparison. Tharg's Nerve Centre is filled with the news that a poem featured in the Prog 258 Nerve Centre was stolen from the lyrics of Rush - The … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 264: “Die, knave!” Robo-Hunter vs. Robo-Knight!
This Ian Gibson cover follows on from the other end of the zoom tube journey that took Sam Slade from the Mega-City in Day of the Droids. Tharg fields letters from earthlet/tes in the Nerve Centre. The first suggests that lack of progs causes old age - I wondered why some people say I look … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 259: “Guess that’s our first case, Sam. Huh? Huh?” Robo-Hunter returns!
Brian Bolland draws the cover for this annual, featuring Starlord revealing Ro-Jaws, the Gronk, Johnny Alpha, Hammerstein, Ardeni Lakam, Na-Rutha, James Blocker, Suzie Cho and two more figures from under his purple and gold cloak. Both Ardeni and the Gronk are doing the 'hands held up to the head denoting psychic powers being used' that … Continue reading Starlord Annual 1981