Kevin O'Neill provides a new cover for the debut of Nemesis the Warlock Book IV. I say 'new' because the story within, while previously unpublished, was created some time before this prog was published. I'll probably cover that when Tharg does - in three prog's time. This prog has a cover date of the 13th … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 387: Nemesis the Warlock in The Gothic Empire
2000AD Prog 225: Dark Justice in Mega-City One!
After two weeks of O'Neill Nemesis covers, Bolland is on his second Judge Death cover - this time joined by Judges Fear, Fire and Mortis. It's good, though very similar to the last page of last week's episode of Dredd (though with added Death). This prog had a cover date of Saturday 15th August 1981 … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 225: Dark Justice in Mega-City One!
2000AD and Starlord Prog 97: We take… a giant step for comic-kind every week!
A generic picture of a giant robot striding through a ruined cityscape, a couple cowering behind a pile of rubble. With a bit of luck there won't be a hastily-subbed story to explain what's going on. Over the page... For a moment I thought there was, but it's alright, it's the first of the reader-submitted … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 97: We take… a giant step for comic-kind every week!
2000AD and Starlord Prog 96: We’re gonna hit him! That guy’s dead… unless he’s – Superman! Eject into hell with – Angel!
Aircraft on the cover means that Ian Kennedy is drafted in to bring an Angel illustration. The Nerve Centre has a warning of a 'special shock issue' - no idea what this is a reference to. The Day the Law Died! sees Grampus, leader of the Kleggs, appointed Deputy Chief Judge, replacing Fish, and a … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 96: We’re gonna hit him! That guy’s dead… unless he’s – Superman! Eject into hell with – Angel!
Prog 78: War Declared on Humanity!
This is a particularly famous early cover - the first 2000AD newspaper-style offering, with a 'photo' provided by Kevin O'Neill of a giant ant over a prone man. In the Nerve Centre a reader asks for models of Walter and the Quasar bike (Lawmaster). It only took about five more years for the Lawmaster to … Continue reading Prog 78: War Declared on Humanity!
Prog 77: Ho ho ho – what have we here, little man…
The first thing we have is a huge corporate trademark holding Dredd up to his face. We had that a few progs ago when the corporate trademark was Ronald McDonald - this time it's the Jolly Green Giant. This heralds the start of the other two-part story from The Cursed Earth that wouldn't be republished … Continue reading Prog 77: Ho ho ho – what have we here, little man…
Prog 76: Introducing the man called… Robo-Hunter!
We've had the first 75 progs, now things are really taking off with the introduction of Sam Slade, Robo-Hunter. This was one of my favourite stories in the very first progs I owned so this story starting makes it feel a lot more like my prog! The Nerve Centre brings the news that (as well … Continue reading Prog 76: Introducing the man called… Robo-Hunter!
Prog 75: Have you the nerve to play the Cursed Earth game?
The cover is Dredd looming over the boardgame that starts this prog and looks like it was provided by an art editor (and is sort of an amalgam of Bolland, Gibbons and McMahon's styles). The 2000AD Nerve Centre has no letters and is also cut down to half a page by an advert. At least … Continue reading Prog 75: Have you the nerve to play the Cursed Earth game?
Prog 74: Flesh
Last prog I was surprised that Old One Eye hadn't actually been mentioned, but the presence of the Flesh logo in the bottom right corner of this McMahon cover bodes well. The 'Tharg Data Nerve Centre' lets us know that in honour of next week's 75th prog we're going to get a multi-part boardgame based … Continue reading Prog 74: Flesh