Eric Bradbury is back on the cover and once again it's to illustrated a Tharg cover - I suspect this is the only wraparound cover Eric contributed to the galaxy's greatest. I may be imagining it, but I think he did one or two for Scream! though. Speaking of Scream! I won't be covering it … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 325: “Stand back, Burt – Prog Snatch!” Tharg Wars – Return of the Editor. Ro-Jaws reviews Return of the Jedi!
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!”
Today's festive cover is from Carlos Ezquerra and promises to tie in to a Tharg story inside (or maybe it won't, time and pages shall tell). Tharg's Nerve Centre's has reader art, a couple of letters and a puzzle (which contained an acrostic). spikes moonie 2066 2070 2001 2071 walter don uggie rico satanus grampus … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 145: Merry Christmas, Tharg – here’s your present!
Ian Kennedy turns in a It's Your Turn cover featuring a racing car crashing - makes a change from aircraft... The Big Editorial is empty except for requests for readers to send content in. The Lawless Touch has Johny being given a mission to hijack a truck that's going to be travelling non-stop from Harwich … Continue reading Tornado No 18: Drama on Devil’s Bend!
Ian Kennedy gets drafted in to provide this week's It's Your Turn cover - and you know what that means - aircraft! This is a curious double-fuselaged plane (joined by a third wing in between) called the 'Adolf Hitler'. I think I have seen designs for airplanes like this but I don't know if they … Continue reading Tornado No 16: Calling the crew of the ‘Adolf Hitler’… this is your fuhrer speaking. In minutes you will drop the Behemoth bomb and London will disappear from the Earth!!!
The cover series has been branded - we had the Supercover Saga in 2000AD, now It's Your Turn in Tornado. This one is a Belardinelli effort with a newspaper editor uttering the words in the title of this post, even as a giant rat crashes crawls through the window behind him. To be honest I … Continue reading Tornado No 15: Look at all this boloney they’re printing about giant rats!! I won’t have any of this rubbish in MY paper!
The cover is titled "Wembley's Wonderboy!", is about football and encourages readers to come up with some explanation of what's going on. I'm not expecting any of these stories to be published before the comic merges with 2000AD and as I have no interest in football I won't bemoan this. The Big Editorial is given … Continue reading Tornado No 14: The unbelievable is happening here at Wembley! Keegan, Brooking and Francis can only watch as young Davie Hunt skips past West Germany’s Schwarzenbeck on his way to his tenth goal!
So far everything in this blog has been a re-read. All those times I've guessed how a Future-Shock ends, I've read that story before. It may have been thirty years ago, but there's a possibility that I'm remembering rather than working out the ending. This is different. I bought a full run of the 22 … Continue reading Tornado No 1: Free Turbo-Flyer! Plus The U.K.’s First Real Live Super Hero!