Ian Gibson provides a striking cover containing Slade's tombstone, bordered by Hoagy and Stogie mourning the robo-hunter. We'll see this tombstone quite a bit, but more about that inside... Tharg's Nerve Centre has a note on the dates on the tombstone on the cover, apparently they put on your biological age on the grave, rather … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 312: “Sniff!” “Ay-yi-yi! senor Slade, he ees no more!” Robo-Hunter – the final case?
2000AD Prog 308:This is SKIZZ “Fatality factor 79%… Goodbye, Interpreter Zhcchz!”
Picture the scene. It's a hot day in the early eighties, very possibly near the beginning of the school summer holidays. A hot day in the hottest summer of the 20th century. We were sitting on the front step of our house which faced on to an old disused canal. My family got chatting with … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 308:This is SKIZZ “Fatality factor 79%… Goodbye, Interpreter Zhcchz!”
2000AD Prog 235: "Keep the cargo busy, good buddy …I've got a plan!" G-B-H cools Kleggs in cold hold! See – Ace Trucking Co.
Four episodes in and Ace Trucking Co already gets its second cover by Massimo Belardinelli - it took fifty episodes for Meltdown Man to get the same honour (Dave Gibbons kept getting drafted in for MM covers). Tharg uses the Nerve Centre to push Block Mania (starting next prog) making it very clear that it's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 235: "Keep the cargo busy, good buddy …I've got a plan!" G-B-H cools Kleggs in cold hold! See – Ace Trucking Co.
2000AD Prog 199: “Time to die, matey! Zzzz!”
2000AD Prog 199 cover, art by Brian Bolland This prog has a Valentine's Day cover date, and Captain Skank is the personage getting close and person with Dredd, or at least his cyber-hair-snakes are as they get to work strangling Judge Dredd in a fantastic cover by Brian Bolland. Now's as good a time as … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 199: “Time to die, matey! Zzzz!”
2000AD Prog 198: “By the right… SWARM!” Revenge of the Thrill-Suckers!
2000AD Prog 198 cover, art by 'Q Twerk' Ian Gibson brings in a wrap-around cover depicting a swarm of Thrill-Suckers (though signs it Q. Twerk - I know Ezquerra uses other names when he's not happy with the work he did, but I'm not sure about Gibson). It's not often you'll get a skinhead eating … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 198: “By the right… SWARM!” Revenge of the Thrill-Suckers!
2000AD Prog 180: The Law is the Word!
Carlos takes a rest this week, what with having produced Tharg stories and covers in addition to Stainless Steel Rat or Strontium Dog episodes for the last month or so. It's Mike McMahon's turn to draw the judge riding through Mega-City One (continuing the ongoing theme of showing the city on covers and posters, but … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 180: The Law is the Word!