The the third week running the prog is adorned by a wraparound cover and the second of the three to be illustrated by Massimo Belardinelli, this one allowing for his distinctive imagination to be let loose on the back cover as he shows us Hel. The first time I ever used a photocopier was to … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 334: Sláine on Hel’s Edge
For the second week running a wraparound cover (no instructions on 'how to activate' this week though). I'm trying to avoid saying "this week's prog cover is classic" as the nostalgia of my very first progs may colour my opinion - but this one from Carlos Ezquerra is undeniably a classic cover! Unfortunately the child … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 333: “Um… synthi-sausage!” On the trail of the World Eating Championships.
This wraparound cover by Massimo Bellardinelli has, I think, a first for 2000AD - we've had nudity from the very first prog, but this one puts it on the cover, but for body paint. This was one of the posters / cover posters which adorned my wall as a child. Tharg plugs both next prog's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 332: The Battle of Dun Barc
The first full year of weekly newspaper strips (it later went daily which is why we generally think of them as a daily strip, and that was the name given when they were collected in a hardback edition a few years back). Target Chief Judge - this is a bit of a strange one from … Continue reading The Daily Dredds: 1982
Another of my first batch of comics has a Cam Kennedy cover and the first apperance of bio-wire. A very much reduced Tharg's Nerve Centre - just the Thargnote, in fact, plus a Titan advert for the Judge Death collection and a non-Titan advert for bubble gum. Sam Slade, Robo-Hunter: The Slaying of Slade Part … Continue reading 2000ad Prog 317: The Bio-wire… Creeping killer of Nu Earth!
Not your usual cover, as this Ian Gibson Robo-Hunter contribution is viewed through a chain-link fence. Tharg's Nerve Centre opens with news that the Mighty One appeared on The Tube (eighties British teen and twenty-something music programme for those in the wrong country or decade to have heard of it) and the letters are all … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 306: “Get this welded, pal!” BZZZ-ZZT!
In his time between illustrating the misadventures of Ace Garp and starting work on Sláine Belardinelli seems to be working on a mixed bag of projects, and this one is a wraparound cover. Skimming ahead in the prog there's a text feature on it so I won't say any more now. Tharg's Nerve Centre is … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 304: Secret of the Bermuda Triangle?
Disco takes over the cover in this image from Brett Ewins (I can't help feeling it may have been a few years too late for actual disco - Abba references were just past topical as they'd split up the previous year). Tharg claims the Nerve Centre is much reduced due to 'thrill-power' - nothing to … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 301: Fort Neuro gets… Disco Fever!
I want to say this is a jump-on prog, but with three continuing stories it isn't. The composite cover features plundered artwork from Carlos Ezquerra, Ian Gibson and Colin Wilson or Dredd, Slade and Rogue respectively, plus - if you remove the badge - a Tharg's head hiding underneath. Not an incredibly inspiring cover, but … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 300: Free badge for every reader! Plus collect Prog 1 of 2000AD First 4 micro-pages this prog! Prog 300
Carlos Ezquerra's skill continues to blossom (well, mushrooms) into a cover featuring a Justice Department announcement over the body horror of being turned into a living fungus... Tharg's Nerve Centre questions the existence of one earthlet whose mum thinks all the letters are made up while D.J.1 hands out the prizes, including one copy of … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 277: Have YOU seen the mushroom men?