Lugjacks and distress buoys, illegal smuggling from Brazil, talking kneepads, a visit to the Milton Keynes Mutant Ghetto and what Norts do on their day off
Ron Smith starts this annual with a fantastic full-painted colour cover - it's a real shame we didn't get to see more painted artwork from Ron (though his black and white stuff is nothing to complain about). Tharg introduces the Cosmic Contents page in a Carlos pic. Judge Dredd: Block-Out at the Crater Bowl by … Continue reading 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1983: Featuring Judge Dredd plus! Rogue Trooper future war hero! Return of the Jedi colour preview Tharg the Mighty as you’ve never seen him before!
Oh no! It turns out I missed out an annual last year - I'd thought we reduced down to 2000AD and Judge Dredd for the 1982 round of annuals, but there was a lurking Starlord annual which I missed on my bookshelf! After the previous year's Brian Bolland ensemble cover we're back to artwork irrelevant … Continue reading Starlord Annual 1982
I was somewhat spoiled by the fully painted Ian Gibson cover on the Sci-Fi Special. Last week's Robo-Hunter cover followed by this week's Robo-Hunter cover pale in comparison. Tharg's Nerve Centre is filled with the news that a poem featured in the Prog 258 Nerve Centre was stolen from the lyrics of Rush - The … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 264: “Die, knave!” Robo-Hunter vs. Robo-Knight!
A fully painted Ian Gibson cover here - I don't remember us seeing his painted work before. There's a hint of the animation that his shoulder eagle will have, but maybe I'm projecting my hopes on to the item of armour. p.s. Dredd seems to have abandoned his Lawmaster here, opting instead to leap in … Continue reading 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1982
Drafting in the artist responsible for The Forever Crimes, Brian Bolland is back with a spoilerific Dredd cover - featuring Citizen Heinz and his wife Hilda in a suspended animation drawer. Johnny's back! And we're going to meet a few of his new friends... Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant Part 8 by Alan Grant … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 210: “FREEZE!” The body-snatchers catch a cold – inside!
2000AD Sci-Fi Special cover, art by Brian Bolland More lens flare! Brian Bolland paints three judges on lawmasters, letting loose with the bike cannons in this cover. On the inside front cover, Tharg presents The Thrill-Power Starts Here! Cosmic Contents - and he presents it from a Robin Smith-drawn Betelgeusian thought-processor (some kind of mind-operated … Continue reading 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1981 2000AD Reviewed! Tharg Photo-Stripped! Nemesis Revealed!
In the regular prog there have been a few teasers for the Sci-Fi Special - one saying it'll be along in about ten weeks, another three weeks. I'm around that point now but the adverts have dried up - the latest one on my too-read pile has plenty of ads for other IPC summer specials … Continue reading 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1980: Judge Dredd – he ain’t heavy, he’s the law! Tharg meets Harry Harrison!
Back in the days when I was on the hunt for back progs, this was one that I bought some time before those immediately before and after it - and this was largely due to the cover. As a fan of Nemesis the Warlock, I had to have the story which inspired it (though I … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 112: We’ve Hit the Shark Car – Now it’s Next Stop Saturn Six!