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!
2000AD Prog 206: Un-American Graffiti – Judge Dredd mounts a clean-up campaign… inside!
He may not be working on stories in the prog any time soon (due to the stories in the next JD annual mentioned in the Nerve Centre last week), but Mike McMahon's back on cover duties, putting in an eye-catching pic of Dredd dragging a scrawler away, in front of a high red wall with … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 206: Un-American Graffiti – Judge Dredd mounts a clean-up campaign… inside!
2000AD Prog 205: “Outta the way, gorps… Pole-Axe is coming through!”
I'd ask why Belardinelli doesn't turn in more covers for his story Meltdown Man, but putting in the work on each episode, week in, week out, without a break explains that one. So that's why Dave Gibbons produces another cover, this one featuring Pole-Axe and the brigands. Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant Part 6 … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 205: “Outta the way, gorps… Pole-Axe is coming through!”
2000AD Prog 204: King of the Streets!
Mike McMahon turns in a trademark gigantic Dredd sitting on a citiblock in this cover, originally published mid-March, 1981. Mike really seems to like giant Dredds looming over the city. Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant Part by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. The newly-named Johnny Alpha introduced to General Armz (guess what his mutation is?) … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 204: King of the Streets!
2000AD Prog 203: “Aeee! It’s the thing we saw on TV… the freak that can’t be killed!”
Jesus Redondo finally gets a cover! I've not been keeping track, but as well as ilustrating a cover to his story (Ian Gibson drawing the previous two Return to Armageddon covers), I think this might be the first cover I've seen by him in either Starlord or 2000AD. Also, as he's normally just 'Redondo' in … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 203: “Aeee! It’s the thing we saw on TV… the freak that can’t be killed!”
2000AD Prog 179: Strontium Dog on the trail of Willy Blanko! / Zarjaz Judge Dredd mobile starts this prog
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
2000AD Prog 167: Comic Rock First Release: Terror Tube – This comic should be played at 45 R.P.M.
Comic Rock starts with a bang, with a thematic cover showing vinyl records instead of the '0's in 2000AD (there's no Tornado on this cover). The Blitzspear is there, as is a Terminator Outrider. The Nerve Centre (Comic Rock - The Mighty B-Side) plugs the new series as well as mentioning forthcoming thrills Mean Arena … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 167: Comic Rock First Release: Terror Tube – This comic should be played at 45 R.P.M.
2000AD and Starlord Prog 110: It’s the Rebel Leaders! Guards – Kill Them!
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!
2000AD and Starlord Prog 107: Johnny Alpha Enters The City of Lost Souls
King Carlos brings us a Strontium Dog cover, showing an inhabitant of Hell lurking in the foreground as our trio approaches. The Nerve Centre doesn't have any names I recognise, though reveals that Tharg a) is from Betelgeuse IV (did we know that before?) and has ferret-like creatures who are shy. Tharg gets the epiphets … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 107: Johnny Alpha Enters The City of Lost Souls
2000AD and Starlord Prog 106: Blow Their Circuits Out, Kidd! What do you Think this is – a Baby’s Rattle?
Prog 106 has an Ian Gibson cover of Slade and company getting stuck in to the war on the robot planet, with speech balloons. In the Nerve Centre, Tharg makes an attempt to increase readership, concentrating specifically on getting more girls to read the Galaxy's Greatest. Meanwhile there's mention of "a Starlord complete story" over … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 106: Blow Their Circuits Out, Kidd! What do you Think this is – a Baby’s Rattle?