Cam Kennedy brings in an almost pointillist cover of Rogue, just managing to fit in all the bio-chips. Tharg's Nerve Centre contains news of free gifts to be given away with Progs 333 and 334 (I still have these - the free gifts actually ran from 332 to 335 but I didn't get 334 at … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 331: Bred to fight… destined to die?
I want to say this is a jump-on prog, but with three continuing stories it isn't. The composite cover features plundered artwork from Carlos Ezquerra, Ian Gibson and Colin Wilson or Dredd, Slade and Rogue respectively, plus - if you remove the badge - a Tharg's head hiding underneath. Not an incredibly inspiring cover, but … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 300: Free badge for every reader! Plus collect Prog 1 of 2000AD First 4 micro-pages this prog! Prog 300
Carlos takes a rest this week, what with having produced Tharg stories and covers in addition to Stainless Steel Rat or Strontium Dog episodes for the last month or so. It's Mike McMahon's turn to draw the judge riding through Mega-City One (continuing the ongoing theme of showing the city on covers and posters, but … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 180: The Law is the Word!
An unexpected appearance by a Terminator outrider on the travel tube on this Kevin O'Neill cover. Being an inveterate fan of Nemesis the Warlock - have I told you how Nemesis Book III was probably the main reason I'm still reading 2000AD to this day, when all other comics I was reading at the time … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 174: The race is on to attend the… 2000AD Galactic Olympics “Can’t wait to see the laser slalom contest!”
For the second week in a row, Brian Bolland provides a Judge Dredd cover directly related to a scene in the week's episode (covers don't always relate to what's inside, as I'm sure you all know). I often forget to include the covers in my shortlist for grailpage, but it'll be difficult to forget this … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 173: “Help me, Judge Dredd! This planet’s sending me to pieces!”
A marvellous cover from Mike McMahon showing the four members of the Angel Gang (Link, Pa, Mean and Junior - Fink won't show up until much later). Interestingly, Junior's knife has an eagle adorning the pommel. As well as the numbers, this first cover image of Mean also has the settings (Surly, Mean, Vicious and … Continue reading 2000ad and Tornado Prog 160: “Shall I tell them, Pa?” “No, let me!” “I’ll do it, Pa!” “Judge Dredd is a dead man!” Dredd hits Texas City – and Texas City hits back!
For such a momentous cover, celebrating the third birthday of the prog, and the start of the Judge Child saga, you'd have thought a new image would have been commissioned - what's actually happened is that one of the panels from inside has been blown up and coloured... By the way, that line about the … Continue reading 2000ad and Tornado Prog 156: Zarjaz 3rd Birthday Issue! Have you Seen this Boy? The Judge Child – A great new Judge Dredd epic starts inside – in Colour!
Mike McMahon's back on the cover and showing Deadlock presiding over the death of Hell Kickstart, apparently. The Nerve Centre gets not one, but two make-overs this prog. First it gets called The Mighty Tharg's Nerve Centre (instead of plain 'Nerve Centre') - but that's only so that it can then be re-named Ro-Jaws' Nerve … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 132: In the name of Khaos… DIE! Ride the razor edge of FEAR with the A.B.C. Warriors!
A Brian Bolland cover showing Dredd shooting towards the reader, with details of each bullet that the Lawgiver can fire: armour piercing; high explosive; heat-seeker; incendiary; ricochet. I thought it best to list them, as they're not always exactly the same (the missing one is general purpose). The Nerve Centre has Tharg calling for reader's … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 131: Whatever your crime Judge Dredd’s got a bullet to match! Armour Piercing High Explosive Heat Seeker Incendiary Ricochet
It's a great cover by Ron Smith, of Dredd arresting a ship - just a shame it's the first one back on the letterpress after the luxurious litho printing we'd been getting. I think this prog must have been published around the time of the 1979 General Election, for there is reader's art of a … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 128: I’m arresting this ship in the name of Mega-City One! Surrender now and no-one will get hurt!