In the post jumping-on prog week, Torque gets a roasting, Nem gets married, Thoth reveals their pet, Slade takes Manhattan, Otto Sump gets smart, the President of the Earth deals with a comet and IPC's nursery title meets the Beast.
In 1984, forty-two Judge Dredd stories were published in a major national newspaper. This is their tale.
This Belardinelli cover skips last prog's cliffhanger (where Ace is due to get barbecued) and trots on to the next threat against the space trucker's life. Future comic writer Warren Ellis makes a second appearance in Tharg's Nerve Centre, this time pouring on the praise for the Apocalypse War. Ace Trucking Co. The Kloistar Run … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 282: A stab in the dark “…and the Great Garpo shall die!”
For the first time in over a year, Tharg presents a wrap-around cover - and assuming the last one was a Stainless Steel Rat one then it's the same cover artist back again with Carlos showing Dredd facing off against some faces from his past - namely Murd the Opressor, The Lawgiver (the person from … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 281: One of Dredd’s old enemies returns… but which one?
This is one of the most classic covers from Ron Smith - by the time I first saw this back prog I'd probably have already met Otto Sump. If not from the Eagle Comics reprint, then from the Smart Sweets story. In my personal mythology a back prog is one of those prog which was … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 280: “It’s tasty!” GUNGE
I'm trying not to do too much research into uncredited writers and artists, or disentangling the complex system of pen-names used by creators throughout 2000AD's (and other House of Tharg publications) history. The reason for that is if I start then I'll get caught in a rabbit warren of 1970s comic history, which won't do … Continue reading Tornado Summer Special
Looks like Ian Kennedy providing an Angry Planet cover, featuring the ship that Markham used to travel to Earth and back making a landing on a Martian highway. If I'm right on my guess, they really do get Kennedy to draw anything involving a flying vehicle! The Big Editorial carries on the office politics photostory … Continue reading Tornado No 5: Panic on the Pan-Martian Highway!
Brian Bolland puts Kleggs on the cover, and they're singing a song "Slicey-slicey, oncey-twicey Claw and fang'll kill Dredd nicely!" (I didn't need to type that out - just realised I'd already put it in the title of this blog post). Tharg announces the hiring of AALN-1 in the Nerve Centre, produced by MACMIDROIDS. A … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 98: Onward, my beauties – sing while you slaughter! Slicey-slicey, oncey-twicey claw and fang’ll kill Dredd nicely!
The cover by Kevin O'Neill (and trailed last prog) shows Hammerstein starring in a war film with 'screenplay' by Pat Mills, 'produced' by Steve McManus and Roy Preston and 'directed' by Kelvin O'Gosnell. The Nerve Centre features a few reader's models of space craft, and the Eagle scout craft made from cardboard is pretty impressive! … Continue reading 2000AD and Star Lord Prog 88: Hammer-stein and a Cast of Thousands in… Yesterday’s Hero He was a robot in a man’s war!!!