2000AD salmon leaps on to the 1980s fantasy gaming craze with Sláine, technology fails on Earth, but only when relevant to the plot, ugly lives in Mega-City One, home life with Wulf and goodbye to Azure.
Robin Smith gives us the largest Tharg's head we've seen on this very green and blue cover. Tharg's Nerve Centre opens with a big Tharg note detailing how to get back progs, annuals and specials and ends with an advert for the Forbidden Planet (Titan) T-shirts. I spot two original designs by Mick McMahon - … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 365: I, Tharg, bring you Thill-power!
Ron Smith's back on the cover doing what he does best - depicting the eccentric (to put it politely) citizenry of Mega-City One. Obviously nostalgia is playing a part here, after all I'm re-reading the first few months I encountered and have been reading constantly for the last thirty-seven years, but these progs really are … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 356: “I’ll have the biggest NOSE in Mega-City One!” “Glad to hear it son. It’s about time you had an interest in life!” Citizen Snork Part 1
I don't remember seeing a Kevin O'Neill wraparound cover before now - this one has Nemesis facing the massed ranks of Terminators at the... well, it's in the title of this blog post. For some reason I didn't buy this prog when it first came out, so it took me some time to find out … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 340: The Siege of Ydrasill Castle
Kevin O'Neill provides the kind of cover we've never seen before - a homunculus-eye view of being born, from inside the egg! Pretty sure we've not seen that since either. Or in any other comic, for that matter. In Tharg's Nerve Centre TMO states that this prog is an attempt at the Galactic Thrill-Power record, … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 337: Something slimy this way comes… Join Nemesis at the Hatching!
Carlos Ezquerra's skill continues to blossom (well, mushrooms) into a cover featuring a Justice Department announcement over the body horror of being turned into a living fungus... Tharg's Nerve Centre questions the existence of one earthlet whose mum thinks all the letters are made up while D.J.1 hands out the prizes, including one copy of … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 277: Have YOU seen the mushroom men?
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!
When I first started hunting down back progs of 2000AD it seemed an arduous task. I'd have been around ten years old and there were three hundred and twenty odd progs to collect. I initially aimed to collect the progs from 300 onwards (presumably if I had achieved this then I may have expanded my … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 257: “Stay where you are, Nemesis or the girl dies!”
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!
With a cover line like that you know it's going to be Belardinelli on art duties, as G-B-H takes centre-stage on the cover. The most notable thing about the Nerve Centre is how so many things are contributed that there's a Nerve Centre Extra at the back of the prog. Having said that, none of … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 247: Read by Aliens Across the Galaxy! “It’s buzzin’ beakboys, G-B-H! Pummel gurney or we’re skavy gravy!” Translation: The Ace Trucking Co. are in big trouble this prog!