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!
I think Robin Smith provides the Tharg for this cover, which also has a thumbnail sized version of the Rogue Trooper poster we'll be getting for the next four weeks (each section will have, respectively, Norts, tanks, Rogue and Southers). p.s. 2000AD Prog 1 - cover date: 26th February 1977. 'Fifth birthday issue' cover date: … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 260: Zarjaz 5th birthday issue “Happy birthday, Earthlets!” TOTAL WAR
I thought it was an image from Block Mania at first, but no, this is a different group of marauders on Mick McMahon's latest cover. Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant Part 15 by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. Johnny's sister Ruth manages to sneak a blaster to her brother, but Johnny decides not to use … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 217: Universal Havoc! It’s the Platinum Horde’s last stand!
This is an excellent cover by Brian Bolland, featuring to contract killers targetting half of a couple in a window on the block opposite - from body language it looks like they're mid-argument, so no prices for guessing who took out the contract! The block in question is Rolf Harris Block - that hasn't aged … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 215: Meet Mega-City One’s Contract Killers!
2000AD Sci-Fi Special cover, art by Brian Bolland More lens flare! Brian Bolland paints three judges on lawmasters, letting loose with the bike cannons in this cover. On the inside front cover, Tharg presents The Thrill-Power Starts Here! Cosmic Contents - and he presents it from a Robin Smith-drawn Betelgeusian thought-processor (some kind of mind-operated … Continue reading 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1981 2000AD Reviewed! Tharg Photo-Stripped! Nemesis Revealed!
I checked Barney - that cover Redondo did a few progs ago was his first for 2000AD, and this is his second of five (plus he'll do one for the Megazine in thirty five (!) years. Considering it's a fourth birthday issue (whether or not it actually is the fourth birthday - which it isn't) … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 208: “The destroyer’s taken over Earth… only I can save it!”
Brian Bolland draws the cover for this annual, featuring Starlord revealing Ro-Jaws, the Gronk, Johnny Alpha, Hammerstein, Ardenia Lakam, Na-Rutha, James Blocker, Suzie Cho and two more figures from under his purple and gold cloak. Both Ardeni and the Gronk are doing the 'hands held up to the head denoting psychic powers being used' that … Continue reading Starlord Annual 1981
This is a famous McMahon cover, inspiring a special cover in the future and making it on to T-shirts to this day. Tharg's Nerve Centre contains a letter from one reader highlighting how many of 2000AD's heroes have been killed (including Captain Psyko, who I wouldn't exactly describe as a hero, even if he did … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 168: CRIME “Any questions?”
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!
MACH Zero takes to the cover in an image by Mike Dorey which has nothing to do with the episode of the story inside (despite what the blurb says). Up to this point, Squaxx dek Thargo was a title which was seemingly awarded to art competition winners who hadn't quite made the grade to be … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 165: “Wuuurgh!” A nightmare comes to life! See MACH Zero