Brian Bolland puts in a very competent cover, though unrelated to any of the stories inside. Oh, wait a minute, I see a small narrative box with the words "see p.22" so it looks like there's going to be a half-page story to plough through. I don't mind covers which tell stories unrelated to the … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 213: “I’ve got to kill you, Scott! If I don’t, Lamrox will enslave the galaxy!” (see P.22.)
I checked Barney - that cover Redondo did a few progs ago was his first for 2000AD, and this is his second of five (plus he'll do one for the Megazine in thirty five (!) years. Considering it's a fourth birthday issue (whether or not it actually is the fourth birthday - which it isn't) … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 208: “The destroyer’s taken over Earth… only I can save it!”
Otto Sump's back, and that means Ron Smith is too, in a cover heralding the beginning of the ugly craze! p.s. this story is amongst those covered on the Mega-City Book Club. Strontium Dog: The Schicklgruber Grab Part 5 by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. As Stix starts firing, Alpha hits the Time Ejector (like the … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 186: “Get Ugly!” Revolting new craze sweeps Mega-City One!
The cover is painted by an uncredited artist and features Blackhawk surrounded by werewolves. A journey into adventure you'll never forget! - the contents page has an artist's impression of a covered moon buggy with a non-space-suited passenger possibly with a robot next to him. Before we get in to the first story, I'll just … Continue reading Tornado Annual 1981: Black Hawk, Wolfie Smith and Johnny Lawless in spine-tingling full-length picture-stories!
In the regular prog there have been a few teasers for the Sci-Fi Special - one saying it'll be along in about ten weeks, another three weeks. I'm around that point now but the adverts have dried up - the latest one on my too-read pile has plenty of ads for other IPC summer specials … Continue reading 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1980: Judge Dredd – he ain’t heavy, he’s the law! Tharg meets Harry Harrison!
Ron Smith puts in a great cover with the Lawmaster the star of the show (though Dredd is centre stage). Tharg's Nerve Centre has the usual mix of reader's art and letters (plus a short story). The spaceship at the bottom of the page looks a lot like a Chris Foss spaceship - though I … Continue reading 2000ad and Tornado Prog 159: “Dredd to bike… Free me!” A judge’s bike is his best friend. See Dredd clean up in Tomb of the Garbage God!
This prog we have a Cam Kennedy V.C.s cover, showing the star-troopers and V.C.s in hand-to-hand combat while spacewalking. Tharg's Nerve Centre starts off with another plug for the Judge Child Quest (Judge Dredd won't be appearing in this prog though) and a trail for a special competition next prog. Reader's contributions include a call … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 155: Join the V.C.s… Vape a space-invader today!
An Ian Gibson cover showing Sam Slade and the true stars of the show, the Teeny Meks! Tharg's Nerve Centre has a reader pointing out that it's been 21 weeks since Dan Dare took a break for a while - Tharg replies that Dare will return when a Dan Dare TV series starts... Another reader … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 154: “Holy Joe Smith! Nine-inch-high robo assassins!” “He he he he he”
A composite cover featuring panels from Fiends of the Eastern Front, Robo-Hunter and the entire four-part centrefold poster that starts this prog. I'm not a fan of cut and pasted jobs for covers (even though one of the first 'classic' progs I ever bought had one). Tharg's Nerve Centre has a run down of the … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 152: Fiends of the Eastern Front! Not the horror of war – the war of horrors! Robo-Hunter returns! Sam Slade in Day of the Droids. Judge Dredd’s Hall of Heroes
A top-down Dutch angle cover from Ezquerra as Jim fights it out with the assassin outside Angelina's bedroom. Surprisingly considering the number of vertigo-inducingly tall buildings in 2000AD (and Judge Dredd in particularly) it's perhaps surprising we haven't seen this kind of angle on a cover before... Tharg's Nerve Centre brings news of a four-part … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 150: “Nerve poison on his blade – one nick and I’m dead!” The Stainless Steel Rat Gets a Slice of the Action Inside!