Rogue and the boys go batty, we find out who ate all the pies, Halo has to trust a bunch of rats, Chip cashes in his chips, the Imperial Army divides and fails to conquer and things get hot for Korky and Rose.
Halo smells a rat, Oscar goes to Earth, the latest recruit is not a Chip off the old Bub, two thieves don't much about art and everything looking Rosie for Korky...
Art editor Robin Smith provides a pic of Tharg's face introducing us to the latest part work on this cover (more about that partwork on the back cover). This is another of those back progs I had in my possession at an early stage, so I know how some of these stories began but took … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 283: The shedding – Tharg as you’ve never seen him
This Belardinelli cover skips last prog's cliffhanger (where Ace is due to get barbecued) and trots on to the next threat against the space trucker's life. Future comic writer Warren Ellis makes a second appearance in Tharg's Nerve Centre, this time pouring on the praise for the Apocalypse War. Ace Trucking Co. The Kloistar Run … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 282: A stab in the dark “…and the Great Garpo shall die!”
I think Robin Smith provides the Tharg for this cover, which also has a thumbnail sized version of the Rogue Trooper poster we'll be getting for the next four weeks (each section will have, respectively, Norts, tanks, Rogue and Southers). p.s. 2000AD Prog 1 - cover date: 26th February 1977. 'Fifth birthday issue' cover date: … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 260: Zarjaz 5th birthday issue “Happy birthday, Earthlets!” TOTAL WAR
Dave Gibbons provides a cover depicting a space ship or station under attack. It stands well on its own, though unfortunately there's a tiny box in the corner saying "see page 15" - uh-oh, a few hundred words of copy edit loom. Strontium Dog: The Bad Boys Bust Part 3 by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 196: Superbad!! The Angel Gang in a zarjaz pin-up this prog! “Alien attack! Inside the hatch – fast!”
Dave Gibbon's depicts Old Father Time being knocked out of the way by a horde of aliens (no two of which are alike). This prog would have been the first of the year, on newsagent shelves from the 5th of January with a Saturday 10th cover date. Strontium Dog: The Bad Boys Bust credited to … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 194: 1981 is the Year of the Alien!
The second week of King Carlos covers and also the second week of Tharg tale related covers as well. The actual cover itself features AALN-1, the three Dictators of Zrag (their first appearance in the flesh?) and Tharg. The Nerve Centre gives Tharg yet another opportunity to plug next week's prog, plus news that the … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 177: “That office droid’s trying to save Tharg! Disintegrate it!” Has AALN-1 shot his bolts? See the Great Human Rip-Off!
Following standalone Dave Gibbons and Brian Bolland covers, this week's prog has a painted spaceship by Kevin O'Neill. Unfortunately there's so much text on the cover that the image has been cut to half size. The Nerve Centre contains instructions on assembling the robo-booklet, so this week's back cover must be the last piece. Judge … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 122: More Mind-Blowing Than Ever! We’re No 1 Across the Universe!