2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1985: Co-starring Rogue Trooper, Ro-Busters, Halo Jones, D.R. & Quinch, Strontium Dog. Starring Judge Dredd. Also featuring puzzles, readers’ art, future shocks, Tharg’s photo album

An alien loose in Mega-City One, 3d printing, DR & Quinch Go Camping, how did Rogue and the boys get to the Polar Zone?

Judge Dredd Annual 1985: He is the law in Mega-City!

Judge Dredd looks a bit green around the gills in this portrait while the almost full-length pic of the lawman does a jazz hand while firing in this Carlos Ezquerra cover. Meanwhile a ruddy Mega-Cityscape merges in to big Dredd-head's helmet. On the other side of the front cover, Carlos Ezquerra is back to present … Continue reading Judge Dredd Annual 1985: He is the law in Mega-City!

2000AD Prog 383: “Heeeeeer, piggy piggy piggy piggy!” “Hark! A voith calleth my name!”

Zarjaz cover poster this prog! From Belardinelli - the half on the front features the Speedo Ghost crew (including the ughbugs, if they are ughbugs) while the half on the back introduces us to Princess Gadarina (which was used in the previous prog's preview). Tharg's Nerve Centre features a Strontium Gronk. Tharg reveals his eyes … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 383: “Heeeeeer, piggy piggy piggy piggy!” “Hark! A voith calleth my name!”

2000AD Prog 380: Disguise in trouble… Dredd loses face! “You ain’t my pa!”

We're waiting for the resolution of the 'flood' cliffhanger, but we're getting another cliffhanger launched on us right from the cover as it looks like that surgical brainwashing on Mean is wearing off... Picture by Ron Smith. Tharg's Nerve Centre has an earthlet (correctly) identify that the stories run in Prog 366 (Portrait of a … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 380: Disguise in trouble… Dredd loses face! “You ain’t my pa!”

2000AD Prog 370: Will this rookie pass the Dredd test? “Relax, team – I’ll protect you!”

Kim Raymond's first cover and Rookie Judge Dekker's first appearance. Tharg's Nerve Centre has that stalwart of the letters pages - a fantasy casting for a Judge Dredd film featuring actors of the day. Even though Maze only appeared two progs prevoiusly, the next letter suggests more female characters. That's a very quick turn-around for … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 370: Will this rookie pass the Dredd test? “Relax, team – I’ll protect you!”

2000AD Prog 368: “Still want to stand for mayor?” Election bulletin!

Ron Smith finishes the three-part Dave story with this cover. Tharg's Nerve Centre finally goes back to a full page, except for an advert for the Judge Dredd - The Judge Child Quest monthly reprint comic from Eagle, featuring Bolland's The Quest Begins - later issues given sub-titles Planet of the Bodybuilders and Murd the … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 368: “Still want to stand for mayor?” Election bulletin!

2000AD Prog 367: Sláine… dragonslayer?

Interesting fact - after the last week's episode of Sláine I wrote a letter saying how much I loved the Dragonheist story and I hoped it would continue for ages. I don't think I sent it, though if I had by the time it got read the storyline would have finished - this very prog. … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 367: Sláine… dragonslayer?

2000AD Prog 366: “Yer a dead dog, Alpha!”

King Carlos is back on the cover showing a scene from part 4 of Outlaw! (last on the cover for part 1 of the same story). Tharg's Nerve Centre is reduced to a Thargnote plugging the back page of this same comic while the rest of the page advertises Forbidden Planet T-shirts (only original image … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 366: “Yer a dead dog, Alpha!”

2000AD Prog 363: Strontium Dog Their name is Stix… they have MURDER in mind!

Strontium Dog is back. Carlos is back on the cover. And Stix are also back (good trick as the only one we knew about was killed in the story which introduced him). Tharg's Nerve Centre is much reduced due to an advert for Scream! No 3 (still interested in that the date is "Monday 2nd … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 363: Strontium Dog Their name is Stix… they have MURDER in mind!

2000AD Prog 355: Slough Throt summons… the birds!

2000AD Prog 355 cover, art by Cam Kennedy As a youngling I think I assumed this Sláine cover was drawn by Mike McMahon, but it is in fact by Cam Kennedy. Tharg's Nerve Centre. Cam Kennedy isn't just muscling in on Mike McMahon's characters as an earthlet points out that Skizz appeared in the corner … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 355: Slough Throt summons… the birds!