2000AD Prog 205: “Outta the way, gorps… Pole-Axe is coming through!”

I'd ask why Belardinelli doesn't turn in more covers for his story Meltdown Man, but putting in the work on each episode, week in, week out, without a break explains that one. So that's why Dave Gibbons produces another cover, this one featuring Pole-Axe and the brigands. Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant Part 6 … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 205: “Outta the way, gorps… Pole-Axe is coming through!”

2000AD Prog 204: King of the Streets!

Mike McMahon turns in a trademark gigantic Dredd sitting on a citiblock in this cover, originally published mid-March, 1981. Mike really seems to like giant Dredds looming over the city. Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant Part by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. The newly-named Johnny Alpha introduced to General Armz (guess what his mutation is?) … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 204: King of the Streets!

2000AD Prog 203: “Aeee! It’s the thing we saw on TV… the freak that can’t be killed!”

Jesus Redondo finally gets a cover! I've not been keeping track, but as well as ilustrating a cover to his story (Ian Gibson drawing the previous two Return to Armageddon covers), I think this might be the first cover I've seen by him in either Starlord or 2000AD. Also, as he's normally just 'Redondo' in … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 203: “Aeee! It’s the thing we saw on TV… the freak that can’t be killed!”

2000AD Prog 202: No more muties! Portrait of a Mutant!

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!

2000AD Prog 201: “Get down! Assassination run!”

Ian Gibson / Emberton provides the cover for the 28 Feb 1981 cover-dated prog. I spot Griffin, Pepper and McGruder, can only assume that the other judge shown (other than Dredd) is also on the Council of Five. Dredd is shown drawing his lawgiver from a boot holster - showing how impractical it is while … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 201: “Get down! Assassination run!”

2000AD Prog 200 Let the reading galaxy celebrate! “I, Tharg, bring you future-worlds!”

Prog 2000 sees a Robin Smith Tharg holding the completed Future-worlds poster taking the cover. The cover blurb says it's a giant poster, but the centre-spread presented partwork posters we've had previously have been bigger (by two pages). This is Prog 200 (may as well be called This is 2000AD, as it serves as an … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 200 Let the reading galaxy celebrate! “I, Tharg, bring you future-worlds!”

2000AD and Tornado Prog 176: “Attention all staff droids! Next stop the planet of Zrag!”

King Carlos shows Kings Reach Tower blasting off on this cover. I think this is the first time we've seen it take off - if not I have a feeling the previous time may have been a badly doctored photo. Tharg's Nerve Centre kicks of the Great Helmet Puzzle - i.e. why Dredd never shows … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 176: “Attention all staff droids! Next stop the planet of Zrag!”