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.)
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!
Still quite a bit of blurb on this cover, but enough space for Carlos Ezquerra's Slippery Jim, the Corps from the last panel of last prog's episode and a few spaceships (plus a character we haven't met yet). Tharg's Nerve Centre is full of letters of criticism (plus a tharg's head and a 'battler of … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 141: Patrick Moore writes for you this prog! Collect the second section of your micro data prog, Starlord’s Guide to the Galaxy, inside!
It's a great cover by Ron Smith, of Dredd arresting a ship - just a shame it's the first one back on the letterpress after the luxurious litho printing we'd been getting. I think this prog must have been published around the time of the 1979 General Election, for there is reader's art of a … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 128: I’m arresting this ship in the name of Mega-City One! Surrender now and no-one will get hurt!
Cam Kennedy gets the final cover, showing Storm racing into action (as the tagline says). There is special news for all readers inside - and any veteran of IPC comics knows what that means. The Big Editorial confirms what we already know under the heading "Tornado joins 2000 A.D." (no pretence that it's 2000AD & … Continue reading SPECIAL NEWS INSIDE FOR ALL READERS! Tornado No 22: On your marks… get set… GO! Race into action with Storm!
If I'm not mistaken, Mike Dorey draws the Lawless Touch cover this week. If I am mistaken then it's probably Mike White. If I'm really mistaken then it's somebody else entirely. At least the weekly prog in 2019 (where I'm writing this, if you're reading this in the future) credits the artists. Though you must … Continue reading All action adventure, with… Tornado No 21: They’ve set dobermans on me… I’m finished! Johnny Lawless faces the Dogs of Death!
No It's Your Turn cover - instead we have Captain Klep, and this cover promises to tie into the week's episode (presumably still a one-pager, despite the cover billing). The Big Editorial - it's between the front cover and the first story. That's all I'm going to say. I(an) Rogan and M(ike) White provide words … Continue reading Tornado No 20: Can Courageous Captain Klep… Beat the BANDIT BEAK!
The It's Your Turn cover depicts a supermarket, though instead of food on the shelves, they're filled with coins and banknotes. I've a feeling I've seen the art style in some of the other comics I was reading when I first started reading 2000AD (Tiger, Eagle, etc) but wouldn't swear to it. As the Big … Continue reading Tornado No 17: The Money Shop
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!!!