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!"
Dave Gibbons provides a cover depicting a space ship or station under attack. It stands well on its own, though unfortunately there's a tiny box in the corner saying "see page 15" - uh-oh, a few hundred words of copy edit loom. Strontium Dog: The Bad Boys Bust Part 3 by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 196: Superbad!! The Angel Gang in a zarjaz pin-up this prog! "Alien attack! Inside the hatch – fast!"
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!"
Ian Gibson contributes a cover (not seen his work for a while - well, Robo-Hunter). Not for the first time he's working on a Redondo creation with Return to Armageddon - that makes Mind Wars, Project Overkill and now this that they've either collaborated on or otherwise had a connection. A crewman on Prairie Drifter … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 188: "AAAAAAAAHHH!" The tide of terror that swept the Galaxy continues in… Return to Armageddon
Dave Gibbons does Mean Arena - on the cover, at least. Only fair that the guy who brought us (most of) Harlem Heroes gives us an illustration of the current future death sports story (even though it's not technically supposed to be a death sport). I don't recognise the team that Tallon's racing against on … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 187: In the Mean Arena you score first and check your wounds later!
Judge Dredd bursts through a map of a Mega-City One sector in this Brian Bolland cover. Tharg introduces the contents page, with a fantastic painting by Ron Smith of Mega-City One by Night. The city looks golden - probably more through a trick of the sunset or sodium lighting than from the blocks looking yellow. … Continue reading Judge Dredd Annual 1981: 2000 A.D.'s top sci-fi hero bursts into action!
Brian Bolland takes Judge Lopez on a trip with this cover. I can only presume that in those pre-desktop computer days, Bolland had to draw the stretched versions of Hershey and Dredd by hand - and (of course) a great job he did as well. This prog would have gone on sale on Monday 4th … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 172: "Anything to report, Lopez?"