2000AD Annual 1983

A Brian Bolland cover greets us this year as he depicts some characters we won't ever seem him draw in comic strip form (Rogue Trooper, Johnny and Wulf) in addition to his Dredd. The contents page has Robin Smith's rendition of Tharg riding an armoured space dragon thing (Tharg's in the same suit of armour … Continue reading 2000AD Annual 1983

2000AD Prog 246: “Your bids, please, for these fine young humans!”

Nemesis is back, and so is Redondo on this cover (though you'd be forgiven for not recognising it is a Nemesis cover, if it wasn't for the logo). Tharg reveals in a response to an earthlet's letter in the Nerve Centre that bicycles were banned in Mega-City One as the lobbies of the city-blocks were … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 246: “Your bids, please, for these fine young humans!”

2000AD Prog 201: “Get down! Assassination run!”

Ian Gibson / Emberton provides the cover for the 28 Feb 1981 cover-dated prog. I spot Griffin, Pepper and McGruder, can only assume that the other judge shown (other than Dredd) is also on the Council of Five. Dredd is shown drawing his lawgiver from a boot holster - showing how impractical it is while … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 201: “Get down! Assassination run!”

2000AD Prog 195: Return to Armageddon

The Redondo / Gibson connections continue as the latter provides a cover for the former's series, and it looks like the Destroyer is going to be making his presence felt on a new planet this week. Strontium Dog: The Bad Boys Bust Part Two by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. This is the page which got … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 195: Return to Armageddon

Dan Dare Annual 1979 – Destroy that starcarrier or the whole galaxy will be enslaved!

Like the 2000AD Annual 1979, Kevin O'Neill paints the cover for Dan Dare's first annual (well, the first one since 'Eagle Dan Dare's Space Annual 1963', anyway). It's a good cover that stands on its own - please don't have this cover have a text story in the annual! A Dave Gibbon's be-space-suited Dare greets … Continue reading Dan Dare Annual 1979 – Destroy that starcarrier or the whole galaxy will be enslaved!

2000 A.D. Annual 1978

Where to start?  Firstly, this was supposed to be the next prog, but a few pages in I noticed that there was an ad for the first 2000 A.D. Annual and after a quick search to try to find out what date it was published it looks like it was after the last prog I … Continue reading 2000 A.D. Annual 1978