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!
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
This prog we have a Cam Kennedy V.C.s cover, showing the star-troopers and V.C.s in hand-to-hand combat while spacewalking. Tharg's Nerve Centre starts off with another plug for the Judge Child Quest (Judge Dredd won't be appearing in this prog though) and a trail for a special competition next prog. Reader's contributions include a call … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 155: Join the V.C.s… Vape a space-invader today!
An Ian Gibson cover showing Sam Slade and the true stars of the show, the Teeny Meks! Tharg's Nerve Centre has a reader pointing out that it's been 21 weeks since Dan Dare took a break for a while - Tharg replies that Dare will return when a Dan Dare TV series starts... Another reader … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 154: “Holy Joe Smith! Nine-inch-high robo assassins!” “He he he he he”
A Ron Smith focussed prog begins with a cover showing dino-man Rex Peters, along with Dredd wearing his green rain-cloak. Tharg's Nerve Centre and an interesting contest has started this prog - guess the name of Tharg's home planet (hithertoo referred to only as Betelgeuse 6). The clues given are "it contains between 5 and … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 153: “Stomm! It’s Peters… The man who drank the blood of Satanus!”