At a guess I'd have said this cover was by Brett Ewins and Brendan McCarthy, though Barney only credits Brett. Considering the main quest of Rogue and the biochips for the three years they've appeared has been to hunt down the Traitor General, it's only fair that the TG gets on to the cover, along … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 392: Target: Traitor General – revenge for Rogue Trooper! “There’s the murderer!” “I see him!” “FIRE!”
Kevin O'Neill provides a new cover for the debut of Nemesis the Warlock Book IV. I say 'new' because the story within, while previously unpublished, was created some time before this prog was published. I'll probably cover that when Tharg does - in three prog's time. This prog has a cover date of the 13th … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 387: Nemesis the Warlock in The Gothic Empire
Judge Dredd looks a bit green around the gills in this portrait while the almost full-length pic of the lawman does a jazz hand while firing in this Carlos Ezquerra cover. Meanwhile a ruddy Mega-Cityscape merges in to big Dredd-head's helmet. On the other side of the front cover, Carlos Ezquerra is back to present … Continue reading Judge Dredd Annual 1985: He is the law in Mega-City!
After a week off for the jumping-on prog, it's back to wraparound covers for this Mike McMahon posters. This is another which adorned my wall, and as it was still in good enough condition to take off the wall and glue back on to the comic, the lack of 'activation instructions' meant the inside covers … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 336: “Roll up! Roll up! See Sláine the Giant!” The Beltain Giant
Angie Mills provides this cover (yes, I know the artist is now known as Angela Kincaid, but I'm tending to use the credits as given at the time - mainly due to how tangled the web of pseudonyms gets at times). Pat and Angie spent a lot of time developing Sláine though I gather it … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 330: New sword and sorcery saga starts this prog! Sláine
Not Robin Smith's finest hour as he portrays Tharg wearing a wristwatch for this cover, but one of the things a commercial artist has to do at times. I hasten to add that I'm fully expecting to nominate some of Robin's artwork as grailpages in future progs, and he draws a pretty mean armoured Tharg … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 290: Snap up a Pac-Man watch!
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
Brian Bolland draws the Dredd cover where Joe is judge, jury and executioner, except it looks like he's in the dock this time, with a gallery of his past foes stood in judgement on him... The contents page has Tharg make it clear that this annual will be dominated by Carlos Ezquerra artwork, as the … Continue reading Judge Dredd Annual 1983: In the 22nd century he is the law!
Ian Gibson is back on cover duty with a third of the last four being dedicated to Sam Slade, Robo-Hunter. The art is a glorified panel from this prog's episode. Tharg's Nerve Centre opens with sad news for Irish earthlets as the prog has increased in price by 1p. An earthlet whines about SB trucker's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 266: “Don’t let me down, Slade – or the boys will let you down… PERMANENTLY!”
Redondo provides a Brother Baruda cover where he fights an Arachon (in a circular panel). Tharg answers an earthlet's question in the Nerve Centre regarding the long-promised return of Dan Dare. The tantalising answer is that Dare will be appearing in a new weekly comic which will (hopefully) be released in the spring of the … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 252: “No stinking spider gets the better of me!” Simply light years ahead!