Brendan McCarthy cover featuring blind Dredd facing off against future zombie Dredd! The Mutant doesn't look right though (he seems to have gained eyes). No letters this week in the Nerve Centre, instead a feature on Free "Dune" stickers and news that the Mega-plan will be revealed next prog (first touted a year earlier). Rogue … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 402: Free inside! 6 ‘Dune’ stickers! (not available to overseas readers) “Joe Dredd, meet… Joe Dredd!”
I'd have been too young to have watched Hill Street Blues, but I would probably have gotten the pun on this cover from Ron Smith. It's only know when I look it up that I find the blue vampire judges shown are named after characters from the show. A brief search suggests the vampires in … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 394: Tomorrow’s evil in the City of the Damned! “What the drokk…?” “The Hell Street Blues!”
Ron Smith finishes the three-part Dave story with this cover. Tharg's Nerve Centre finally goes back to a full page, except for an advert for the Judge Dredd - The Judge Child Quest monthly reprint comic from Eagle, featuring Bolland's The Quest Begins - later issues given sub-titles Planet of the Bodybuilders and Murd the … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 368: “Still want to stand for mayor?” Election bulletin!
I've always thought that Cam Kennedy was on the classic line-up of Judge Dredd artists when I first started reading 2000AD, so I'm a bit surprised here that I was already a squaxx when he produced his first Judge Dredd story (and cover). Not your usual 1980s children's comic cover here as our protagonist engages … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 342: The Suspect “TALK!”
I was somewhat spoiled by the fully painted Ian Gibson cover on the Sci-Fi Special. Last week's Robo-Hunter cover followed by this week's Robo-Hunter cover pale in comparison. Tharg's Nerve Centre is filled with the news that a poem featured in the Prog 258 Nerve Centre was stolen from the lyrics of Rush - The … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 264: “Die, knave!” Robo-Hunter vs. Robo-Knight!
Horrible cover - an advert for a 'flying saucer' (frisbee by any other name) takes up a third of the cover, squashing Ron Smith's Dredd into about half the page (between the logo and the offer advert). This prog would have been published on 1 Dec 1980 with a cover date of 6 December. Strontium … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 189: “Run, judgey-boy… the Demolition Derby’s begun!”