Johnny and Wulf in semi-retirement on a forested colony planet, a pilot stranded on a forested planet (apparently), Sláine... the gladiator, Marlon goes on the run (flutter? Because he's flying), Rogue gains a lead though also gains a few enemies in the next zone (ambush alert?) and the remaining Dark Judges also 'port in to an ambush.
Things hot up in the Grand Hall of Justice, Sláine and Murdach's balancing act, Judge amok, Rogue in disguise (as a rhino) and the bounty hunters face the Howlers
This Brian Bolland cover finally heralds thre reveal of the long-touted Mega-plan.... ...though doesn't reveal enough that Tharg can't still tease it in the Nerve Centre as an answer to a letter from an earthlet about members of Madness being fans of 2000AD - have they forgotten Prog 272 already? It even made it on … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 403: Mega-plan revealed: judge gets criminal record! “I’ll make those creeps sing!” Inside! Fink Brothers beat the rap?
Brendan McCarthy cover featuring blind Dredd facing off against future zombie Dredd! The Mutant doesn't look right though (he seems to have gained eyes). No letters this week in the Nerve Centre, instead a feature on Free "Dune" stickers and news that the Mega-plan will be revealed next prog (first touted a year earlier). Rogue … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 402: Free inside! 6 ‘Dune’ stickers! (not available to overseas readers) “Joe Dredd, meet… Joe Dredd!”
Back for his second cover Bryan Talbot shows a dishevelled Mongrol making a return and Tom Frame (presumably) contrasts the yellow and red of Mongrol with greens and blues for Nemesis. Tharg's Nerve Centre has Free Gift News! The next prog will feature a Dune album. Tharg also answers a reader's query by revealing that … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 399: A.B.C. K.O. B.E.M. S.N.A.F.U! (O.K?) “Mongrol SMUSH!”
I'd have been too young to have watched Hill Street Blues, but I would probably have gotten the pun on this cover from Ron Smith. It's only know when I look it up that I find the blue vampire judges shown are named after characters from the show. A brief search suggests the vampires in … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 394: Tomorrow’s evil in the City of the Damned! “What the drokk…?” “The Hell Street Blues!”
King Carlos' cover shows Kreelman in quite a strange mask while he tortures his son... Good use of colour by (presumably) Tom Frame to separate out Kreelman and depict him in blue lines instead of black lines, highlighting the illusory nature of the torture. Tharg's Nerve Centre is very limited, just containing a Thargnote, the … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 381: It’s zarjaz! It’s scrotnig! It’s ghafflebette! Mutie and the beast… “It’s not real! It’s all in my mind!”
In case you hadn't been paying attention, the cover show's the line-up of the Alpha Gang (but where is Evans the First?) - the actual reward amount is... to be revealed in the first page of the story. Tharg's Nerve Centre and Brian Bolland's Judge Fish takes the cover of the latest Eagle Comics Judge … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 369: Reward – one million creds! The Alpha gang… WANTED!
Ron Smith finishes the three-part Dave story with this cover. Tharg's Nerve Centre finally goes back to a full page, except for an advert for the Judge Dredd - The Judge Child Quest monthly reprint comic from Eagle, featuring Bolland's The Quest Begins - later issues given sub-titles Planet of the Bodybuilders and Murd the … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 368: “Still want to stand for mayor?” Election bulletin!
What do we want? Giant robots fighting each other while tiny humans run away in terror! Where do we want it? On the cover! Kevin O'Neill obliges with this prog's Nemesis the Warlock cover. For no reason I can remember I didn't buy any progs between 342 and 350, so I wouldn't have read this … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 343: Clash of the War Droids!