Carlos is back on cover duty with a very yellow and orange portrait of Johnny Alpha surrounded by vignettes of mutant persecution and the rise of the Kreelers - but I'm getting ahead of myself. The colours were probably added by Tom Frame, Steve Potter or someone on the editorial team (Robin Smith?) and this … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 202: No more muties! Portrait of a Mutant!
Johnny, Wulf and the Gronk peer out through a hole blasted through a very blue piece of riveted metal in this Carlos cover. There doesn't appear to be a Nerve Centre this prog (that's my first thought anyway, until I remembered something...) Strontium Dog by A. A. Grant and Ezquerra: Death's-Head. As previously mentioned, this … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 179: Strontium Dog on the trail of Willy Blanko! / Zarjaz Judge Dredd mobile starts this prog
Back in the days when I was on the hunt for back progs, this was one that I bought some time before those immediately before and after it - and this was largely due to the cover. As a fan of Nemesis the Warlock, I had to have the story which inspired it (though I … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 112: We’ve Hit the Shark Car – Now it’s Next Stop Saturn Six!
This cover has Storm fleeing from a helicopter, and you know what that means? If a cover has a flying machine on it then send for Ian Kennedy! As with all other covers, this isn't credited (and I can't spot a signature anywhere) but it looks like Kennedy's style to me. The Big Editorial has … Continue reading Tornado No 6: “The boy’s a wild animal! Hunt him down like a mad dog!”
The first thing to say about this prog is that the printing has improved drastically (as was noted in other prog slogs), more akin to Starlord than to 2000AD or Tornado. A forum thread details changes over the years. This particular prog has a Dave Gibbons cover of Dare and Sondar on the run. The … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 110: It’s the Rebel Leaders! Guards – Kill Them!
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!
Carlos Ezquerra's cover shows our Stront trio in a boat crossing a lake or river of liquid fire. There's somebody else in the boat with them - I'd guess it's Fly's-Eyes, but if it is then he's donned a hood. The Nerve Centre points out the lack of Dredd, plus we get reader's art of … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 109: Flames of Hell!