At the time that I was covering 1977 I didn't own a copy of this publication - the first extra-2000AD publication from the House of Tharg, I think (unless it was the Summer Super Comic, which cost the same amount). Belardinelli's version of Dare glares out from the cover of this 1977 one-off. This has … Continue reading Dan Dare Poster Magazine: ‘From Eagle comic to 2000AD magazine… this is my life…’
Steve Dillon provides another Dredd werewolf cover, with colouring really bringing out the feeling of a white canine's fur. Tharg's Nerve Centre makes mention of the forthcoming annuals - which reminds me - when I get to them I'll also be 'mopping up' a few other publications which got missed out for various reasons. Tharg … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 327: Dredd – on the menu for the white werewolf!
I keep thinking this Mean Arena cover is by Steve Dillon, but it's actually from Brian Bolland with some very Dillonesque cast members. Tharg reminds earthlets that the Krill Tro Thargo can be awarded for purposes other than introducing new readers to the galaxy's greatest in the Nerve Centre. Ten publishes a letter about a … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 248: Play ball! In the Mean Arena!
I've got a Nemesis badge I bought in the eighties somewhere - the image used is the Nemesis head in the centre of this cover. Going through the portal are a wide variety of aliens, and decades after purchasing this prog I still managed to notice a new detail (the mono-footed alien knife with a … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 238: Space wars! Final report this prog! Nemesis is back!
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.
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!
Dave Gibbons provides a cover depicting a space ship or station under attack. It stands well on its own, though unfortunately there's a tiny box in the corner saying "see page 15" - uh-oh, a few hundred words of copy edit loom. Strontium Dog: The Bad Boys Bust Part 3 by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 196: Superbad!! The Angel Gang in a zarjaz pin-up this prog! “Alien attack! Inside the hatch – fast!”
One of Brian Bolland's most famous Judge Dredd covers, and that's no mean feat! the judge stands between two warring blocks, using nothing other than harsh words to quell the disturbance. After the last Strontium Dog story came to a slightly disatisfying conclusion, Alan Grant and Ezquerra are back with a bang on an as-yet-untitled … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 182: “These blocks are under arrest!”
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
An unexpected appearance by a Terminator outrider on the travel tube on this Kevin O'Neill cover. Being an inveterate fan of Nemesis the Warlock - have I told you how Nemesis Book III was probably the main reason I'm still reading 2000AD to this day, when all other comics I was reading at the time … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 174: The race is on to attend the… 2000AD Galactic Olympics “Can’t wait to see the laser slalom contest!”