Ron Smith draws a classic cover for a classic story. This is also another of those progs I got at an early stage, but didn't have the surrounding progs to add context to the stories within. Tharg's Nerve Centre has a letter from a reader who noticed on a re-read that the postergraph that opened … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 273: The League of Fatties! “Wheel!”
This Ian Gibson cover follows on from the other end of the zoom tube journey that took Sam Slade from the Mega-City in Day of the Droids. Tharg fields letters from earthlet/tes in the Nerve Centre. The first suggests that lack of progs causes old age - I wondered why some people say I look … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 259: “Guess that’s our first case, Sam. Huh? Huh?” Robo-Hunter returns!
Rogue is looking up the barrel of a gun in this Dave Gibbon's cover - the gun itself is attached to a huge tank - so looks like my guess last prog about the tank battle was correct... Tharg is lost for words, and has a very brief Thargnote at the beginning of the Nerve … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 231: After 1984 there could only be… 2000AD Fight the fear of future war with… Rogue Trooper!
Dave Gibbons brings us a fantastic cover showing a dark robot with a futuristic lance seated on the back of a larger, golden lizardine robot. Unless somebody else tells me different, I'm going to assume Tom Frame was responsible for the colours on this cover, which bring the image to life perfectly. Now, let's just … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 175: Super-charged sci-fi to smash your circuits!
Another annual cover from Kev O'Neill. Nice colours though I'd have preferred it if he'd been working on more comic pages! I don't think he's got any more work on ABC Warriors, but it's a long time 'til Comic Rock. The cover actually ties in to the first story, so I won't go into detail. … Continue reading Dan Dare Annual 1980: “DARE to wingman – peel off! I’ve got to make the DEATH RUN ALONE!”
In case there's any doubt, this Flesh cover shows off Belardinelli's skill at depicting monstrous beasts as a giant scorpion emerges from the waters to attack hapless humans in the Triassic. The Nerve Centre highlights that there was an industrial dispute which kept the prog from the shelves for the best part of a month. … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 93: No! Please let me drown before the giant scorpions get to me!
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!