2000AD Prog 332: The Battle of Dun Barc

This wraparound cover by Massimo Bellardinelli has, I think, a first for 2000AD - we've had nudity from the very first prog, but this one puts it on the cover, but for body paint. This was one of the posters / cover posters which adorned my wall as a child. Tharg plugs both next prog's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 332: The Battle of Dun Barc

2000AD Prog 249: Your gateway to the future! Menace of the Dream-Weavers! Thrill-power peaks in… Rogue Trooper

Dave Gibbons is back on the cover with Rogue against the Dreamweavers - are we going to get a giant snake on Nu-Earth? The Nerve Centre lets us know that the next 2000AD annual will contain some Harlem Heroes reprint. Ace Trucking Co. Lugjack Part Six by Grant Grover and Belardinelli. Ace and G-B-H lie … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 249: Your gateway to the future! Menace of the Dream-Weavers! Thrill-power peaks in… Rogue Trooper

2000AD Prog 248: Play ball! In the Mean Arena!

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!

Tornado Annual 1981: Black Hawk, Wolfie Smith and Johnny Lawless in spine-tingling full-length picture-stories!

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!

2000ad and Tornado Prog 157: “Look out! It’s Earth-side Eddie and the Anti-Matter Kids!” Martian Edition, not for sale on Earth

This Kevin O'Neill cover purports to be from the Martian edition of 2000AD so shows Earth as the enemy (though there's nothing in the actual image to suggest which spaceship is from Earth and which from Mars). In case there's any doubt about who provided the cover art, Tharg's Nerve Centre has an artist credit … Continue reading 2000ad and Tornado Prog 157: “Look out! It’s Earth-side Eddie and the Anti-Matter Kids!” Martian Edition, not for sale on Earth

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!

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!

2000AD and Starlord Prog 122: More Mind-Blowing Than Ever! We’re No 1 Across the Universe!

Following standalone Dave Gibbons and Brian Bolland covers, this week's prog has a painted spaceship by Kevin O'Neill. Unfortunately there's so much text on the cover that the image has been cut to half size. The Nerve Centre contains instructions on assembling the robo-booklet, so this week's back cover must be the last piece. Judge … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 122: More Mind-Blowing Than Ever! We’re No 1 Across the Universe!

2000AD Prog 22: Supercover 4 – Mutant on the Metro!

The cover pictures a mutant apparently hiding from an alien spaceship in Hammersmith tube station.  No idea what this is about, but a quick flick shows I'll have to wait to find out.  The artwork isn't up to much, but I like the way the London Underground roundel gets used in the 'O' of 'metro' … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 22: Supercover 4 – Mutant on the Metro!

2000AD Prog 16: Flight Z-40… Location Devil’s Triangle… Amber Alert! We are being Attacked by the Capitol Building!

Another Bolland cover here, though I don't find his distinctive style coming through in this recreation of the M.A.C.H.1 splash page.  Not sure what Tharg told Brian to draw, but the presence of a ship and a conventional jet plane instead of the Blackbird that features in the story suggest either a breakdown of communication … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 16: Flight Z-40… Location Devil’s Triangle… Amber Alert! We are being Attacked by the Capitol Building!