Lugjacks and distress buoys, illegal smuggling from Brazil, talking kneepads, a visit to the Milton Keynes Mutant Ghetto and what Norts do on their day off
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
Dredd attacks a tank while riding a bike on the cover - in a radiation suit. The Nerve Centre is give to earthlets (and earthlettes) who seem to have missed previous Nerve Centres as one complains about the absence of O'Neill on Nemesis (explained in a Thargnote previously), a question about whether females can read … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 254: “It’s Lawmaster versus Rad-Sweeper, creep, and I don’t aim to lose!” PZZOOO!
Has it been mentioned in the story that Rogue Trooper has blue skin? Lucky we've got colour on the cover to let us know. Also lucky for the stammels that they don't seem to have any problems with those chem clouds in this Dave Gibbons cover. Tharg reveals that Art Robot Bolland suffered a major … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 234: Keep on trucking with Ace Trucking Co. inside Rogue Trooper battles the Raiders of the Atomic Desert!
A Ron Smith cover introduces the name "Old Stony Face" - that's a name that will stick (I don't think it's been used before, anyway). Either Lawmasters have really flexible headsets, as the front (that the handlebars and canon are attached to) is going in a completely different direction and angle from the rest of … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 233: "Blast 'em!" "Old Stony Face" leads the Hotdog Run!
From the trailer at the end of last week's prog, I thought this would be the last episode of Portrait of a Mutant - the tagline this week instead suggests it's nearly over, but not quite - maybe it's just the flashback that's going to finish, and then we'll scoot ahead in to the present? … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 220: “No surrender!” Portrait of a Mutant nears its chill-powered climax-inside!
Not a classic Bolland cover this time - it's Mike McMahon's turn. Available on a T-shirt near you just about every decade since this prog came out (as far as I know - I don't have access to a database of which Tshirts were available when). Tharg's Nerve Centre contains a teaser for the next … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 148: You’re next, PUNK!