The Daily Dredds 1984

In 1984, forty-two Judge Dredd stories were published in a major national newspaper. This is their tale.

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 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 408: The weird guppy commune trek straight into hell! “What the gup is happenin’, man?” LAVALANCHE!

Halo meets... erm... Oscar the Psi meets a bank robber. Chip meets the Hunters Club. Robots meet humans. Guppies meet lava.

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!

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!

2000AD Prog 313: “Get Dredd down to the psycho-unit… I think he’s cracked up!”

King Carlos is back on the cover, showing Dredd get stretchered off. Tharg's Nerve Centre gives a thrill-power warning for the back of Prog 316, which will feature a Harry Twenty star pin-up (which will have been the first time I saw Harry). Sam Slade, Robo-Hunter: The Slaying of Slade Part 2 by Grant/Grover and … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 313: “Get Dredd down to the psycho-unit… I think he’s cracked up!”

2000AD Prog 301: Fort Neuro gets… Disco Fever!

Disco takes over the cover in this image from Brett Ewins (I can't help feeling it may have been a few years too late for actual disco - Abba references were just past topical as they'd split up the previous year). Tharg claims the Nerve Centre is much reduced due to 'thrill-power' - nothing to … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 301: Fort Neuro gets… Disco Fever!

2000AD Prog 271: “Ditch him, G-B-H …the fate of Ace Trucking is at stake!” Battle of the Biffos!

Belardinelli's Ace Trucking Co cover features G-B-H in the midst of a fight. This is not the only Belardinelli cover to feature such a scene... Tharg's Nerve Centre opens with calamitous news. The price of the prog has increased by tuppence to 18p (as I write this, this week's prog cost £2.99). Sam Slade, Robo-Hunter: … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 271: “Ditch him, G-B-H …the fate of Ace Trucking is at stake!” Battle of the Biffos!

2000AD Prog 267: The law comes to East-Meg One… with a BANG!

Brett Ewins is back on the cover for the first time in a while, and is it the first time he's been on Dredd since The DNA Man? That cover being reminiscent of the end scene of Doctor Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Tharg's Nerve Centre brings news … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 267: The law comes to East-Meg One… with a BANG!

2000AD Prog 266: “Don’t let me down, Slade – or the boys will let you down… PERMANENTLY!”

Ian Gibson is back on cover duty with a third of the last four being dedicated to Sam Slade, Robo-Hunter. The art is a glorified panel from this prog's episode. Tharg's Nerve Centre opens with sad news for Irish earthlets as the prog has increased in price by 1p. An earthlet whines about SB trucker's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 266: “Don’t let me down, Slade – or the boys will let you down… PERMANENTLY!”