Steve Dillon is back on City of the Damned, and it starts on the cover as the Mutant gets to grips with McGruder. Tharg's Nerve Centre announces the return of the ABC Warriors in Nemesis the Warlock and reveals that a fact file has been programmed to appear this prog, before the Nemesis episode. Otherwise, … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 397: ++City of the Damned – let chaos reign!++ “Gaze upon the DOOM that was foretold!”
A wraparound cover from King Carlos - it seems like ages since the last one - Umm, Synthi Sausage, I'd guess? We won't have to wait too long for the next one! This heralds the start of the return of the Stainless Steel Rat (though not The Stainless Steel Rat's Return, which never got adapted). … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 393: Move over, Ron – Slippery Jim di Griz is back! The Stainless Steel Rat… …for President!
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!
Interesting fact - after the last week's episode of Sláine I wrote a letter saying how much I loved the Dragonheist story and I hoped it would continue for ages. I don't think I sent it, though if I had by the time it got read the storyline would have finished - this very prog. … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 367: Sláine… dragonslayer?
King Carlos is back on the cover showing a scene from part 4 of Outlaw! (last on the cover for part 1 of the same story). Tharg's Nerve Centre is reduced to a Thargnote plugging the back page of this same comic while the rest of the page advertises Forbidden Planet T-shirts (only original image … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 366: “Yer a dead dog, Alpha!”
That's the way to make a debut - Alan Davis starts their career as a 2000AD art droid on the cover, introducing three of the main characters we'll get for the next twenty or so weeks. Tharg's Nerve Centre has a music theme as three different earthlets provide three musical mash-ups: Tharg/John Lennon, Rogue Trooper/Jimi … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 287: Imprisoned one hundred miles above the Earth… with no hope of escape!
Another prog, another iconic cover from Brian Bolland. There's not many comics where a spaghetti (sorry, synthetti) monster is going to emerge from a plate, reaching out for you! Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant Part 14 by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. Despite their threat to explode Upminster with everybody inside, when faced with a … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 216: The synthetti men are out to get you!
This is an excellent cover by Brian Bolland, featuring to contract killers targetting half of a couple in a window on the block opposite - from body language it looks like they're mid-argument, so no prices for guessing who took out the contract! The block in question is Rolf Harris Block - that hasn't aged … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 215: Meet Mega-City One’s Contract Killers!
Carlos is back on cover duty with a very yellow and orange portrait of Johnny Alpha surrounded by vignettes of mutant persecution and the rise of the Kreelers - but I'm getting ahead of myself. The colours were probably added by Tom Frame, Steve Potter or someone on the editorial team (Robin Smith?) and this … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 202: No more muties! Portrait of a Mutant!
Ian Gibson puts a very golden God-Droid on the cover, along with a few tiny scrub-bots. Tharg's Nerve Centre gives a prog number for the return of the Stainless Steel Rat - 166. Sam Slade: Robo-Hunter Day of the Droids! from TB Grover and Ian Gibson. Slade lures out the mob droids until twenty cars … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 162: “Bring me da head of Sam Slade!” The hunt is on for Robo-Hunter