"No, I AM your brother!" as we say a temporary goodbye to Nemesis and a longer goodbye to Termight. Peace in our time on Milicom. The Mega-Citizenry takes the fall. Security Pods chase the Mean Team through the skies of Artificon. Alpha and Sternhammer are back - but for how long? It's time for the Ragnarok Job!
Cam Kennedy put in a quick succession of three Sláine covers (even though the story they illustrated was drawn by Mike McMahon). McMahon has a go at a character better associated with Kennedy in this cover featuring Sláine, Dredd and Rogue. This, and the Dredd annual, were the first annuals I read (from the House … Continue reading 2000AD Annual 1985
Ian Kennedy provides a painted Dredd cover. Has Ian done Dredd yet? It won't be long before the Judge Amok story... The contents page is provided by Ron Smith and features Dredd, Hershey, Orson and Lewis (plus another judge) in profile. Judge Dredd: Booby Trap! by T.B. Grover and Cliff Robinson. I'd thought this was … Continue reading 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1984 Summer thrill-power! Starring Judge Dredd The Right Stuff Cinefax Colourscan!
Cam Kennedy is back on Sláine - Sky Chariots cover duty as he depicts a one-on-one fight between Sláine and a Norseman berserker. Tharg's Nerve Centre shares space between two pieces of reader's art, two letters, the voting coupon, an obligatory stamp advert and the Titan / Forbidden Planet advert for Judge Child Book Three. … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 357: 100 Judge Dredd games to be won – this prog! Invasion of the berserks! Sláine
Not your usual cover, as this Ian Gibson Robo-Hunter contribution is viewed through a chain-link fence. Tharg's Nerve Centre opens with news that the Mighty One appeared on The Tube (eighties British teen and twenty-something music programme for those in the wrong country or decade to have heard of it) and the letters are all … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 306: “Get this welded, pal!” BZZZ-ZZT!
Eric Bradbury provides his second cover and his only non-Tharg cover, this one tied in to the Time Twister. Tharg's Nerve Centre is back to full-size this week (except for an advert for Titan Comics edition of ABC Warriors Book One, and a stamp advert). Sam Slade, Robo-Hunter: Play it Again, Sam! Part by Grant … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 303: ? “The time is out of joint!”
Four episodes in and Ace Trucking Co already gets its second cover by Massimo Belardinelli - it took fifty episodes for Meltdown Man to get the same honour (Dave Gibbons kept getting drafted in for MM covers). Tharg uses the Nerve Centre to push Block Mania (starting next prog) making it very clear that it's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 235: "Keep the cargo busy, good buddy …I've got a plan!" G-B-H cools Kleggs in cold hold! See – Ace Trucking Co.
The Mutant Army marches (more like charges) into battle on this Ezquerra cover - though I'm not sure how as they've been attacking the hovering city of Upminster in the story (though the other half of the Army are meant to be attacking Kreeler bases, so maybe we'll pay a flying (sorry!) visit to the … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 212: “Death to the Norms!” The Mutant Army is on the march – inside!
We're certainly getting a good run of classic covers in 1980, with the latest being Mick McMahon's Monkey Business at the Charles Darwin Block image of Dredd on a lawmaster with one or two passengers. My count is nine apes Strontium Dog: The Schicklgruber Grab Part 3 by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. Wagner and Grant … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 184: “No-one apes the law!”
Brian Bolland draws an Empire Strikes Back tie-in competition featuring R2-D2, C-3PO, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and Chewbacca. They're looking slightly more like Palitoy toys than film characters... Tharg's Nerve Centre. It looks like Bonjo and Klep have truly been consigned to the scrap heap as Tharg announces Flush Gordon, coming to 2000AD. It asks … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 166: New this prog! The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World! / Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back – 15 electronic battle command games and 20 action figures to be won!