Fear falls first, Sláine versus the Nazis (not really), the mice are coming, a new passtime in the Mega-City (the cover kind of gives that away), the Norts flog a dead horse and the bounty hunters finish their big bust.
Anderson prepares to limbo dance with the Dark Judges, Murdach has a pique of jealousy as Sláine fights cyborgs, a perp has a day out until a different cyborg scares him back to the cubes, the biochips have a chance to shine and Alpha tracks down the brainwraith.
The second half of the Judge Dredd story Wreckers gets its own cover, as the first half did - though this one is by story artist Steve Dillon. Tharg's Nerve Centre has saved up all the letters that had "P.S."s, including one pointing out the mistake on the readergraph from Prog 366. One reader suggests … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 375: Reckon you could survive in Mega-City One? “NO!” Beware the wreckers!
Dave Gibbons provided this cover, featuring an ensemble of Hammerstein (with Ro-Busters head), Slade, Rogue, Johnny Alpha, Dredd and Speedo Ghost in the background. I don't remember much about this annual, so can't remember if they all appear inside (in proper stories). Cosmic Contents has Robin Smith's armoured Tharg casting a spell or something. Sam … Continue reading 2000AD Annual 1984
Massimo does it again - the perfect combination of natural forms (in this case waves) and bizarre shapes (here a future city) on this cover. Tharg's Nerve Centre - if you didn't know what Boys from the Black Stuff was, then 2000AD was there for you, though not in so many words as a reader … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 311: Tidal Terror on Torquan!
I promised I wouldn't keep going on about how iconic some of these covers are, so I'll just mention that the Mick McMahon cover was parodied a few decades later (though that one will have a wig attacking Joe instead of a squiddy-alien-thing). Tharg's Nerve Centre brings bad news. The galaxy's greatest comic is going … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 310: “Kill me… it’s your only hope!” Dredd – victim of the Starborn Thing!
Carlos provides a cover with Dredd and the Mega-City covered in snow, and it's not even the christmas prog! The Nerve Centre has Tharg telling us how he uses reader's art to threaten art droids with replacement if they dn't come up to scratch. Ace Trucking Co. The Great Mush Rush Part 6 by Grant … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 256: “The East-Megs are behind us! Get out while you can!” Readers’ art – your drawings inside
Ian Gibson is back on Ace Trucking Co for this cover. It's fair enough but nobody draws Ace like Belardinelli did. In the Nerve Centre Tharg lets all eartlets know that "your country's government" (presumably Britain, even though Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia and NI also feature in the cover price box) has declared 1982 Information … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 255: “By my corpse! Haul me up, Ace – FAST!” The Great Mush Rush continues in… Ace Trucking Co.
Colin Wilson is on the cover for the first time in a while as he draws the scene I must have been thinking about when I noticed the drones flying around outside the Glasshouse last prog. It's not often we'll get a pink Rogue on the cover! Tharg plugs what looks like the second release … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 253: “Prisoners escaping… Initiate destruction!” Jailbreak at Glasshouse G!
Sad day - a Belardinelli cover for one of my favourite 2000AD series. You might wonder why this is sad - it's because I know this heralds the last episode of said series. Leeshar is about to shoot Stone, who is operating the Cruise missile, apparently a traitor to his yujee friends. Sutermunda has rooftop … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 227: “Here’s the reward for making me all-powerful, Stone… Death!” Countdown to Meltdown!