2000AD Prog 421: Examination special: cadet in control! “Okay, Brisco – what do I do now?”

Twenty years on Titan for Anderson? Alpha gets a break, a cadet faces an interesting situation and Myrddin gets macrocosmic.

2000AD Prog 420: Sláine: El hath no fury… “Kill the hu-man!” Cosmic competition! Win the Henshin robos!

Anderson's back! Tharg's Food-Shocks. What is Sláine's type? Dark Judges at large! Is Dredd needed? Nah! Bounty hunting is thirsty business.

2000AD Prog 400: Dogfight – the rat bites back! WHAAM!

King Carlos shows that a landscape image of an aircraft exploding after being hit by missiles looks better when drawn by a comic artist than when stolen (without credit) by a gallery artist. Always great to get a wraparound cover from Carlos. Tharg's Nerve Centre has a reader complaining that none of the Strontium Dog … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 400: Dogfight – the rat bites back! WHAAM!

2000AD Prog 386: “The sentence is thrill-power…” “The sentence is…” “DEATH!” Tharg on trial!

One of my two favourite depictors of griminess takes to the cover as Eric Bradbury shows the Dictators of Zrag dressed as judges about to execute the Mighty One (my other favourite grime artist is Mike Dorey). Tharg's Nerve Centre has Tharg send pin-ups of Judge Dekker and Venus Bluegenes to two separate troops - … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 386: “The sentence is thrill-power…” “The sentence is…” “DEATH!” Tharg on trial!

2000AD Prog 359: A demonic attack – at the heart of justice! The Haunting of Sector House 9 AAAAAAAAAAAAAA

One of my early favourite Dredd tales as Brett Ewins does a try-out for Anderson (probably not, but it couldn't have harmed his prospects) in this cover. Tharg's Nerve Centre has a stamp competition in the corner with unwittingly difficult questions (things like "Has non-royalty appeared on British stamps?" or "Has the Queen Mother appeared … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 359: A demonic attack – at the heart of justice! The Haunting of Sector House 9 AAAAAAAAAAAAAA

2000AD Prog 356: “I’ll have the biggest NOSE in Mega-City One!” “Glad to hear it son. It’s about time you had an interest in life!” Citizen Snork Part 1

Ron Smith's back on the cover doing what he does best - depicting the eccentric (to put it politely) citizenry of Mega-City One. Obviously nostalgia is playing a part here, after all I'm re-reading the first few months I encountered and have been reading constantly for the last thirty-seven years, but these progs really are … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 356: “I’ll have the biggest NOSE in Mega-City One!” “Glad to hear it son. It’s about time you had an interest in life!” Citizen Snork Part 1

2000AD Prog 349: Bad news for aliens in Nemesis the Warlock Book III “The arch deviant is defeated!”

This was the most recent back prog I ever bought - from the next week onwards I was getting every prog as it came out. Kevin O'Neill finishes off Book III of Nemesis with this Torquemada cover, which is very red, but not as red as that page with Chira last prog. Tharg's Nerve Centre … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 349: Bad news for aliens in Nemesis the Warlock Book III “The arch deviant is defeated!”

2000AD Prog 345: Strontium Dog vs Malak Brood!

I'm trying to avoid saying that every cover is a classic, but even in an era of great images, this one by Carlos Ezquerra stands out, marking the finale of Strontium Dog's battle against Malak Brood. Another cut-size Nerve Centre as Tharg Dracula plus next prog, meanwhile sharing space with Forbidden Planet badges, the 2000AD … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 345: Strontium Dog vs Malak Brood!

2000AD Prog 344: Created by robots – consumed by humes! Rogue Trooper Killers in the night! The Gasbah Part 2

cover Cam Kennedy Rogue Trooper Tharg's Nerve Centre has some notable artwork as one earthlet puts in an illustration of Chira which is how I'd imagine she'd have looked if Ian Gibson has drawn the first episode of Book III of Nemesis. Meanwhile Eoin Coveney produces a random alien (Eoin has become an art droid … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 344: Created by robots – consumed by humes! Rogue Trooper Killers in the night! The Gasbah Part 2

2000AD Prog 343: Clash of the War Droids!

What do we want? Giant robots fighting each other while tiny humans run away in terror! Where do we want it? On the cover! Kevin O'Neill obliges with this prog's Nemesis the Warlock cover. For no reason I can remember I didn't buy any progs between 342 and 350, so I wouldn't have read this … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 343: Clash of the War Droids!