Another classic storyline begins, though strangely the cover is not by story artist Ezquerra but instead by Ian Gibson. Not that I'm complaining. Tharg's Nerve Centre contains a trailer for an "opportunity to own a scrotnig electronic game" - sounds like another partner offer... Harry Twenty on the High Rock by Gerry Finley-Day and Alan … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 291: “Vigilante at work… that’s all this city needs!”
Another Belardinelli cover for the last episode of the current Ace Trucking Co, though also another composite cover using artwork from the episode itself (I guess it's cheaper than commissioning the artist to draw a new picture). The Dez Skinn / Steve Dillon half-page advert for Roar the Movie pushes the Nerve Centre into the … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 258: Aliens+Robots+Future War+Future Sport+Big cash prizes When the going gets tough… The tough get going!
Mike White (first time on the cover? Yep - and his next one in 36 weeks time will also be on Mean Arena). Tharg tells us in the Nerve Centre that 2000AD (and associated droids) have swept the board at the Eagle Awards with 10 wins! Tharg also asks for more letters saying which character … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 243: "The game's over, Tallon! You're our target now!" The hunt is on in the Mean Arena!
Another prog, another classic cover - eye-catching, memorable and by Brian Bolland (probably laid out by Robin Smith - as most covers appear to have been at this time ('coz he was art editor)). In the Nerve Centre, Tharg hosts letters from one terran who spotted the page of a Robo-Hunter story among those taken … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 240: "So what's the cure?" "We don't know!" Block Mania
Brian Bolland provides a montage cover featuring Dredd, Johnny Alpha and Blackhawk flanking Tharg. Wasn't expecting to see Blackhawk again - I'm guessing it's going to be a text story... The contents page image is provided by Robin Smith and features Johnny Alpha - we'd better get a good Strontium Dog story this annual! Robin … Continue reading 2000AD Annual 1982
I'd ask why Belardinelli doesn't turn in more covers for his story Meltdown Man, but putting in the work on each episode, week in, week out, without a break explains that one. So that's why Dave Gibbons produces another cover, this one featuring Pole-Axe and the brigands. Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant Part 6 … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 205: “Outta the way, gorps… Pole-Axe is coming through!”