In the post jumping-on prog week, Torque gets a roasting, Nem gets married, Thoth reveals their pet, Slade takes Manhattan, Otto Sump gets smart, the President of the Earth deals with a comet and IPC's nursery title meets the Beast.
The Stronts take on the slavers, settlers take on the aliens (but they don't know it), Sharkespeare takes on the tunnel, space truckers take on the Yellow Line and the dragoids aren't all that bad. Sss.
King Carlos is back on the cover, showing Dredd get stretchered off. Tharg's Nerve Centre gives a thrill-power warning for the back of Prog 316, which will feature a Harry Twenty star pin-up (which will have been the first time I saw Harry). Sam Slade, Robo-Hunter: The Slaying of Slade Part 2 by Grant/Grover and … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 313: “Get Dredd down to the psycho-unit… I think he’s cracked up!”
It's a big week for Harry, and so he gets this cover from Alan Davis (second of three H20 covers, I believe) - the tag line says all you need to know. Tharg's Nerve Centre has Tharg recap some of the achievements of the last century of progs (Rogue Trooper, Ace Trucking, Nemesis the Warlock, … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 299: “Stop the world – I wanna get on!” Escape from the High Rock!
John Cooper is back on the cover! Is what I'd like to have said, but then I had second thoughts and checking Barney this is the only time Cooper's artwork ever graced the cover! Some nice effects printing Engels in green and yellow, rising like a spectre between Dredd and Mega-City One. Tharg's Nerve Centre … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 298: “Death to the enemies of East-Meg One!” The Last Invader
Ezquerra's back on Dredd cover duties. As noted in yesterday's blog post, I had this prog some time before the previous one, so knew how Bizmo Klux ended up before meeting him. Tharg's Nerve Centre opens with Tharg plugging what's on the back cover, which I don't need to go in to as that'll be … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 297: “Drokk! The rad-beast’s been sucked into the fancy dress parade!”
This prog has an extreme close up of Dredd's face by Brian Bolland, head-on, the image of Owen Krysler reflected in Dredd's eyes (or what passes for his eyes on his visor). The cover date is 19 April 1980. Tharg's Nerve Centre confirms what we would have suspected, Blackhawk and Fiends of the Eastern Front … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 161: “Find the Judge Child or your city dies!”
Still quite a bit of blurb on this cover, but enough space for Carlos Ezquerra's Slippery Jim, the Corps from the last panel of last prog's episode and a few spaceships (plus a character we haven't met yet). Tharg's Nerve Centre is full of letters of criticism (plus a tharg's head and a 'battler of … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 141: Patrick Moore writes for you this prog! Collect the second section of your micro data prog, Starlord’s Guide to the Galaxy, inside!
It's been a while since Brendan McCarthy's work appeared on a cover and his style is virtually unrecognisable since last time. This is an atmospheric Dredd with a red and grey Mega-City background. The Nerve Centre has Tharg promise that the Laugh-In will return once there is space to fit it in the prog again. … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 113: I am the Law!
So far everything in this blog has been a re-read. All those times I've guessed how a Future-Shock ends, I've read that story before. It may have been thirty years ago, but there's a possibility that I'm remembering rather than working out the ending. This is different. I bought a full run of the 22 … Continue reading Tornado No 1: Free Turbo-Flyer! Plus The U.K.’s First Real Live Super Hero!