2000AD Annual 1986

Lugjacks and distress buoys, illegal smuggling from Brazil, talking kneepads, a visit to the Milton Keynes Mutant Ghetto and what Norts do on their day off

2000AD Prog 433: The Sweet Taste of Justice! “Come here, food!”

City of the High Cythrons, Alpha puts out a bounty, Dredd doggedly pursues Nosferatu (write his name in blood), Garp makes the nightlight flight.

2000AD Prog 419: Fear, Fire, Death & Mortis! “There’ss no sstopping uss now!”

Anderson dead (yeah, right) as the Dark Judges jump to another dimension, Sláine also jumps dimensions, ending up els-where, something smells at the Necropolis, hulks get lit and Alpha should have taken care of the robots (one way or another).

2000AD Prog 417: Alpha: Back on the Trail! In the Badlands of Burrito the Big Bust is Go! “Oot o’ the way there! Stronty Dug comin’ through!”

Anderson visits the museum, Sláine visits the 11th century, Dredd visits a bar, Rogue visits a rocky outcrop and the Stronts visit the Burrito badlands.

2000AD Prog 399: A.B.C. K.O. B.E.M. S.N.A.F.U! (O.K?) “Mongrol SMUSH!”

Back for his second cover Bryan Talbot shows a dishevelled Mongrol making a return and Tom Frame (presumably) contrasts the yellow and red of Mongrol with greens and blues for Nemesis. Tharg's Nerve Centre has Free Gift News! The next prog will feature a Dune album. Tharg also answers a reader's query by revealing that … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 399: A.B.C. K.O. B.E.M. S.N.A.F.U! (O.K?) “Mongrol SMUSH!”

2000AD Prog 377: “We’re partners in crime, Mean!” “Wheee-doggie!” The most titanic team-up of all time!

Ron Smith brings Mean back to the cover. If I checked the Judge Child I'd probably find Ron depicted Mean a few times, but I think most of his Angel Gang work was after Mean died. This prog cost 22p and came out a month after Prog 376. An Eart...Terran unsuccessfully tries to reignite the … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 377: “We’re partners in crime, Mean!” “Wheee-doggie!” The most titanic team-up of all time!

2000AD Prog 290: Snap up a Pac-Man watch!

Not Robin Smith's finest hour as he portrays Tharg wearing a wristwatch for this cover, but one of the things a commercial artist has to do at times. I hasten to add that I'm fully expecting to nominate some of Robin's artwork as grailpages in future progs, and he draws a pretty mean armoured Tharg … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 290: Snap up a Pac-Man watch!

2000AD Prog 275: Take your partners for the… SPLUD! Sha’ka War Dance!

As with the last Belardinelli cover, G-B-H takes centre stage in a fight, though this fight poses more of a threat to the pretty one-sided affair last time. An earthlette writes in to Tharg's Nerve Centre to complain that 2000AD isn't priced high enough, feeling that it's worth at least twice the 18p cover price. … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 275: Take your partners for the… SPLUD! Sha’ka War Dance!

2000AD Prog 262: Dredd DEAD?

According to Barney, this cover is by Robin Smith. A modified version of this cover will be appearing on the back of the Judge Dredd Annual from this year onwards (or possibly this is the modified version of the original badge appearing on the annuals). Tharg's Nerve Centre has a few food-themed letters, which is … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 262: Dredd DEAD?