Johnny and Wulf down at the farm, Sláine masters the warp spasm, Chopper gets a lead in Supersurf while Dredd gets a lead on the Supersurf finish, Ace gets news of his own finish and things aren't looking rosy for Rogue either.
Ezquerra provides the Strontium Dog cover which is basically the last panel of the last prog's / first panel of this prog's story with the window framing the cover. Tharg's Nerve Centre brings good news - work has finished on the 2000AD Annual 1985 - the reason it's particularly good news is that astute readers … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 354: “Easy meat! The wounded walk in for treatment – and we finish them off!”
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
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!
Carlos Ezquerra's skill continues to blossom (well, mushrooms) into a cover featuring a Justice Department announcement over the body horror of being turned into a living fungus... Tharg's Nerve Centre questions the existence of one earthlet whose mum thinks all the letters are made up while D.J.1 hands out the prizes, including one copy of … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 277: Have YOU seen the mushroom men?
Brett puts in a cover based on a scene from the first page of this week's Rogue story I don't know if it was the reader or Tharg who wrote the caption for one picture in the Nerve Centre, but it has the kind of puns I can get behind - robot tennis players Bjorn … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 274: Tomorrow’s thrills today! Rogue Trooper CHAINED!
Iconic covers by Brian Bolland and Kevin O'Neill, this time it's Dave Gibbons' turn with the 'dead biochips' cover - Rogue haunted by the helmetted skulls of his war buddies, who are always with him. Wasn't an early version of Rogue Trooper literally going to be Rogue haunted by Helm, Gunnar and Bagman, either spiritually … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 241: Avenge our murder most foul!
Four episodes in and Ace Trucking Co already gets its second cover by Massimo Belardinelli - it took fifty episodes for Meltdown Man to get the same honour (Dave Gibbons kept getting drafted in for MM covers). Tharg uses the Nerve Centre to push Block Mania (starting next prog) making it very clear that it's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 235: "Keep the cargo busy, good buddy …I've got a plan!" G-B-H cools Kleggs in cold hold! See – Ace Trucking Co.
Finally! Tornado gets a proper cover, with Blackhawk taking centre stage and not sharing the space with a free gift. The Big Editorial continues the Daily Planet-inspired photo strips about the editorial team behind Tornado. Dave Gibbons' involvement in this blatant rip-off didn't do his career any harm though - DC would hire him to … Continue reading Tornado No 4: Loathed by his Men! Feared by his Masters! Blackhawk is the Savage Centurion!
Can't say I can identify the artist who provided this Supercover. Some parts are reminiscent of Belardinelli, but it's impossible to tell past the heavy colouring. Barney comes to the rescue! The picture of a couple of meteors about to hit a Mega-City was drawn by Lopez - is this the fate that awaits MC1, … Continue reading Prog 25: Mega-City… Murder by Meteor!