An alien loose in Mega-City One, 3d printing, DR & Quinch Go Camping, how did Rogue and the boys get to the Polar Zone?
The newspaper strips continue in to their third year (and were collected with those from 1981 to 1986 in a hardback edition a few years back). For the sake of logistics, I'm saving these up in to batches for coverage in this blog (it wouldn't exactly be practical to have one episode per day, interspersed … Continue reading The Daily Dredds: 1983
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!
Cam Kennedy put in a quick succession of three Sláine covers (even though the story they illustrated was drawn by Mike McMahon). McMahon has a go at a character better associated with Kennedy in this cover featuring Sláine, Dredd and Rogue. This, and the Dredd annual, were the first annuals I read (from the House … Continue reading 2000AD Annual 1985
Ian Kennedy provides a painted Dredd cover. Has Ian done Dredd yet? It won't be long before the Judge Amok story... The contents page is provided by Ron Smith and features Dredd, Hershey, Orson and Lewis (plus another judge) in profile. Judge Dredd: Booby Trap! by T.B. Grover and Cliff Robinson. I'd thought this was … Continue reading 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1984 Summer thrill-power! Starring Judge Dredd The Right Stuff Cinefax Colourscan!
Three episodes in and this new series already has its second cover from Alan Davis, again heralding a new storyline. Should have mentioned that one reader wrote in to say they'd read 2000AD on top of the Great Pyramid at Giza. I mention this now because another reader sent in a photo (not published) of … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 352: D.R. & Quinch go girl crazy! “I think I’m in l♡ve!” SKRAANG!
Cam Kennedy takes us to the moon (of Nu Earth) in this cover though I'm not sure if that's supposed to be Nu Earth in the background or a different moon? In fact, maybe that moon isn't actually orbiting Nu Earth itself and is revolving around another planet within sight of the black hole... Anyway, … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 351: Rogue Trooper Walking on the moon!
Carlos is on the cover and unlike this year's 2000AD annual we get a cover tagline too. The contents page features a great pic of Dredd near the New New Grand Hall of Justice - either at sunset, the sun's rays washing it in pink - or it's been painted pink in the first place. … Continue reading Judge Dredd Annual 1984: The world-famous hero of 2000AD comic!
Dave Gibbons provided this cover, featuring an ensemble of Hammerstein (with Ro-Busters head), Slade, Rogue, Johnny Alpha, Dredd and Speedo Ghost in the background. I don't remember much about this annual, so can't remember if they all appear inside (in proper stories). Cosmic Contents has Robin Smith's armoured Tharg casting a spell or something. Sam … Continue reading 2000AD Annual 1984
Ron Smith starts this annual with a fantastic full-painted colour cover - it's a real shame we didn't get to see more painted artwork from Ron (though his black and white stuff is nothing to complain about). Tharg introduces the Cosmic Contents page in a Carlos pic. Judge Dredd: Block-Out at the Crater Bowl by … Continue reading 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1983: Featuring Judge Dredd plus! Rogue Trooper future war hero! Return of the Jedi colour preview Tharg the Mighty as you’ve never seen him before!