In 1984, forty-two Judge Dredd stories were published in a major national newspaper. This is their tale.
A wraparound cover from King Carlos - it seems like ages since the last one - Umm, Synthi Sausage, I'd guess? We won't have to wait too long for the next one! This heralds the start of the return of the Stainless Steel Rat (though not The Stainless Steel Rat's Return, which never got adapted). … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 393: Move over, Ron – Slippery Jim di Griz is back! The Stainless Steel Rat… …for President!
A composite cover bodged together from panels of Dredd by Carlos Ezquerra and Slade by Ian Gibson. I'm curious what the freebie is though - and if I'm reading it right it's directly related to E.T. Tharg's Nerve Centre features a letter from a Tellurian named Clare who is romantically interested in Dredd (and was … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 294: A Tale of Two Cities! In Mega-City 1 requiem for a vigilante In Brit-Cit The sound of music E.T. Review and Freebie – This Prog!
Ian Gibson's cover introduces the problematic elements of this week's Robo-Hunter episode straight away - 38 years later these Japanese stereotypes have not aged well. 2000AD isn't the only comic from IPC that costs 18p, as Tharg plugs Charley's War in Battle. The Nerve Centre continues with a letter from an earthlet (sorry, tellurian) who … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 285: Robo Hunter goes football crazy! “What’s the score, Sam, huh?”
The cover is painted by an uncredited artist and features Blackhawk surrounded by werewolves. A journey into adventure you'll never forget! - the contents page has an artist's impression of a covered moon buggy with a non-space-suited passenger possibly with a robot next to him. Before we get in to the first story, I'll just … Continue reading Tornado Annual 1981: Black Hawk, Wolfie Smith and Johnny Lawless in spine-tingling full-length picture-stories!
Brian Bolland draws the cover for this annual, featuring Starlord revealing Ro-Jaws, the Gronk, Johnny Alpha, Hammerstein, Ardeni Lakam, Na-Rutha, James Blocker, Suzie Cho and two more figures from under his purple and gold cloak. Both Ardeni and the Gronk are doing the 'hands held up to the head denoting psychic powers being used' that … Continue reading Starlord Annual 1981
The cover has a painting of a jet fighter firing missiles. I'm going to guess it's a tornado - I didn't pay too much attention to that centrefold cutaway view towards the end of the weekly comic. As you can see from the title of this post, Wolfie Smith, Victora Drago and Superking are the … Continue reading Tornado Annual 1980: Break the Thrill Barrier with Wolfie Smith, Drago, and Superking Inside!
Looks like Ian Kennedy providing an Angry Planet cover, featuring the ship that Markham used to travel to Earth and back making a landing on a Martian highway. If I'm right on my guess, they really do get Kennedy to draw anything involving a flying vehicle! The Big Editorial carries on the office politics photostory … Continue reading Tornado No 5: Panic on the Pan-Martian Highway!