2000AD Prog 417: Alpha: Back on the Trail! In the Badlands of Burrito the Big Bust is Go! “Oot o’ the way there! Stronty Dug comin’ through!”

Anderson visits the museum, Sláine visits the 11th century, Dredd visits a bar, Rogue visits a rocky outcrop and the Stronts visit the Burrito badlands.

2000AD Prog 348: A zarjaz christmas to all earthlets! “Rub-a-dub-dub.. um… three dictators in a tub!” “Ho, ho, ho!” The Dictators’ family tree

Eric Bradbury's been away for a while - he's back on this Tharg cover, featuring Burt, the Dictators of Zrag and Mike McMahon in the background. Tharg's Nerve Centre opens with an appeal for the Anthony Nolan Appeal, a charity involving a register of people to donate bone marrow. An earthlet asks what will happen … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 348: A zarjaz christmas to all earthlets! “Rub-a-dub-dub.. um… three dictators in a tub!” “Ho, ho, ho!” The Dictators’ family tree

2000AD Prog 326: “Is this the death of a G.I.?”

Brett Ewins' cover shows K For Ken, a Nort missile and three G.I.s (it's a front view of Rogue so we can't see Bagman). Tharg's Nerve Centre has the announcement of Project Thrill-Power Unlimited! - ranging from annuals, new series (that'll be Sláine) and a mystery free gift (I think this is a Ron Smith … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 326: “Is this the death of a G.I.?”

The sci-fi book of the year! Star Lord Annual 1980

The fully-painted cover shows a huge squiddy-crustacean-thing attacking a few spaceships, one of which has ditched in a sea. It's along the same lines as the propaganda-themed covers of the weekly Starlord, and it wouldn't surprise me if the artist worked on those. The contents page makes a refreshing change from the grainy photograph contents … Continue reading The sci-fi book of the year! Star Lord Annual 1980

2000AD and Starlord Prog 107: Johnny Alpha Enters The City of Lost Souls

King Carlos brings us a Strontium Dog cover, showing an inhabitant of Hell lurking in the foreground as our trio approaches. The Nerve Centre doesn't have any names I recognise, though reveals that Tharg a) is from Betelgeuse IV (did we know that before?) and has ferret-like creatures who are shy. Tharg gets the epiphets … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 107: Johnny Alpha Enters The City of Lost Souls