I keep thinking this Mean Arena cover is by Steve Dillon, but it's actually from Brian Bolland with some very Dillonesque cast members. Tharg reminds earthlets that the Krill Tro Thargo can be awarded for purposes other than introducing new readers to the galaxy's greatest in the Nerve Centre. Ten publishes a letter about a … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 248: Play ball! In the Mean Arena!
Massimo's back - on the cover and in the prog as the long-awaited (well, postponed for a month) Ace Trucking Co starts this prog. In the Nerve Centre we find out that the North American Thril-Sucker exist in vast numbers as there is no 2000AD in the USA to combat them. Judge Dredd: Block Mania … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 244: "Hit them jackers with the old BLAZOOGA, BIFF!" "Hrrum! They never told me space trucking was going to be like this!" It could only happen to… Ace Trucking Co.
I'm more familiar with this cover being glossier, as it appeared on The Best of 2000AD Monthly No 8, which I've owned a copy of for longer than the prog it was reprinted from - I prefer the original printing of Kevin O'Neill's Nemesis cover though. The Nerve Centre gives Tharg a chance to explain … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 239: Nemesis vs Torquemada…
From the trailer at the end of last week's prog, I thought this would be the last episode of Portrait of a Mutant - the tagline this week instead suggests it's nearly over, but not quite - maybe it's just the flashback that's going to finish, and then we'll scoot ahead in to the present? … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 220: “No surrender!” Portrait of a Mutant nears its chill-powered climax-inside!
Colin Wilson's cover shows Dredd jumping on to a mopad as it exits a tunnel (though aren't mopads mobile apartments, not just any old truck)? Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant Part 17 by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. Torso is a better pilot than you'd expect somebody with no depth perception to be. Though even … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 219: Traffic duty – Mega-City One Style! “Dredd’s stumm-gassed the mopad! All bikes move in!”
Brendan McCarthy puts in a cover which could be a blown-up panel from this week's Future-Shock (though in better resolution than if that had happened). Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant Part 12 by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. Kreeman having escaped, Johnny walks back along corridors and halls strewn with those who died to get … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 214: In the newsagents: “Skud gen gehr!” “Idiot! I asked for 2000 AD – not 2000 elbow scratchers!” The English/Phlondrutian Phrasebook
Ron Smith's cover depicts Dredd with a lawgiver in each hand between two blocks - though this is nothing like Bolland's "blocks under arrest" cover, with images of various perps and crimina activities emblazoned on the buildings like crime posters. Lucky earthlets would have found this copy in their newsagents on 4th May 1981, with … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 211: CRIME Dredd investigates the perp runners – inside!