I remember the day I bought this comic. It was from the former Fantasy World in Hanley around 1986 or 1987 and just before a visit to see my mum who was recovering from an operation in hospital so when reading this actual physical comic it always takes me back to that hospital ward. For … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 222: Are you pure? Nemesis the Warlock – new sword and sorcery thrill starts inside!
Dave Gibbon's cover has Tharg over the smoking hole that is Croydon (by which I mean that Croydon as we know it is gone, to be replaced by a smoking hole). The cover date is 11 April 1981, so we're going to be in Sci-Fi Special territory soon. Tharg and the Creep Who Stole Croydon … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 207: “Definitely un-zarjaz!” The Creep that Stole Croydon!
Carlos is back (again) with a wraparound cover. I was trying to find a thumbnail of the entire cover but couldn't find one (not one in colour, anyway) though did come across the interesting tidbit - this is the first time a Carlos Dredd was published since 1977! Albeit as part of a montage also … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 192: “Splundig vur ho, ho, ho!”
This annual's cover character montage comes courtesy of Dave Gibbons - showing Tharg in between Judge Dredd (in his own and Bolland's style) and Johnny Alpha (looking pretty faithful to an Ezquerra picture). This is promising - following that Gibbons' cover the inside starts with a star pin-up of Deadlock ("They mystic A.B.C. Warrior) by … Continue reading 2000AD Annual 1981
Another annual cover from Kev O'Neill. Nice colours though I'd have preferred it if he'd been working on more comic pages! I don't think he's got any more work on ABC Warriors, but it's a long time 'til Comic Rock. The cover actually ties in to the first story, so I won't go into detail. … Continue reading Dan Dare Annual 1980: “DARE to wingman – peel off! I’ve got to make the DEATH RUN ALONE!”
A Warrior cover this week, albeit cluttered with frames from some of the other strips appearing. Uninspiring. The Big Editorial has a couple of letters saying how great Tornado is plus a request for readers to send in jokes to make Sam smile. Sam's the Lois Lane stand-in, if you'd forgotten. Blackhawk is now taking … Continue reading Tornado No 9: He fought a lonely war with the white invaders who had plundered his people’s homeland… Warrior