The newspaper strips continue in to their third year (and were collected with those from 1981 to 1986 in a hardback edition a few years back). For the sake of logistics, I'm saving these up in to batches for coverage in this blog (it wouldn't exactly be practical to have one episode per day, interspersed … Continue reading The Daily Dredds: 1983
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!”
Massimo Belardinelli is on the cover with a very fiery image featuring Sláine and (a now awakened) Medb. After having missed out the previous week's prog when it first came out I did get this one. Tharg's Nerve Centre is a Sláine special, featuring a warped Tharg, somebody doing a very close copy of Angie's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 341: Sláine – The Bride of Crom
I don't remember seeing a Kevin O'Neill wraparound cover before now - this one has Nemesis facing the massed ranks of Terminators at the... well, it's in the title of this blog post. For some reason I didn't buy this prog when it first came out, so it took me some time to find out … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 340: The Siege of Ydrasill Castle
With blurb like that you'd expect Nemesis to make it on to the cover, would you? Not that I'm complaining about the first (original) Carlos Ezquerra cover of Strontium Dog in over two years - the biggest gap ever (even from prog 1 to the first appearance on the cover). There's a couple of letters … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 339: The siege of the century – in Nemesis the Warlock!
Ian Gibson's back on the cover and showing the scene in which (spoiler) Sam Slade is going to die! This is another of those progs that came in my very first batch, so no sooner did I meet Slade than he was killed! Tharg's Nerve Centre is interesting for me - following the earthlet versus … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 314: “Meet my metal assassins, robo-hunter!” Teeny-Mek attack!
Steve Dillon's Judge Dredd cover contains just Dredd and four of Trapper Hag's bounty beasts (that's what Hag called them the previously episode). It's a well-drawn image but too plain for me. Tharg's Nerve Centre contains a few letters from earthlets who didn't read their progs closely enough before writing in, and one from a … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 307: Hag’s Beasts!
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!
Steve Dillon's back on the cover for the first time since Prog 226 and (getting ahead of myself) also back on Dredd for the first time since Block Mania. Tharg's Nerve Centre is reduced to half-size again, so that IPC can plug another comic (this time it's Whoopee!) barely leaving space for an earthlet to … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 305: “You’re under arrest, creep!” Dredd puts the bite on bounty-hunters!
Alan Davis is back on the cover showing last prog's stunning revelation regarding Old Ben 90. This was one of my first back progs and I'm pretty sure I got it from a comic shop in Bristol (Forever People?) while on holiday and read it while at a cafe on a dockside. It's possible that … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 302: “Hee! Hee! Hee!” Ben Ninety – Android!