Ian Gibson is back on Ace Trucking Co for this cover. It's fair enough but nobody draws Ace like Belardinelli did. In the Nerve Centre Tharg lets all eartlets know that "your country's government" (presumably Britain, even though Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia and NI also feature in the cover price box) has declared 1982 Information … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 255: “By my corpse! Haul me up, Ace – FAST!” The Great Mush Rush continues in… Ace Trucking Co.
Colin Wilson is on the cover for the first time in a while as he draws the scene I must have been thinking about when I noticed the drones flying around outside the Glasshouse last prog. It's not often we'll get a pink Rogue on the cover! Tharg plugs what looks like the second release … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 253: “Prisoners escaping… Initiate destruction!” Jailbreak at Glasshouse G!
Redondo provides a Brother Baruda cover where he fights an Arachon (in a circular panel). Tharg answers an earthlet's question in the Nerve Centre regarding the long-promised return of Dan Dare. The tantalising answer is that Dare will be appearing in a new weekly comic which will (hopefully) be released in the spring of the … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 252: “No stinking spider gets the better of me!” Simply light years ahead!
Why didn't Meltdown Man get this many Belardinelli covers (not that those provided by other art droids weren't great, but...) Having said that - as with that B-Hive-K scan, this one is bodged from interior panels... The Nerve Centre has letters from an earthlet who thinks Space Truckers lingo is somehow an insult to Citizen's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 251: The Great Mush Rush WARNING! This prog contains a record amount of thrill-power! Handle with care!
The Diktatoriat gloat over their successes on this Carlos Ezquerra cover (though as we'll find out later in the prog, they don't actually know how things are going at the moment). This prog was touted in the Things to Come 1982 page at the end of last year as a major event - though with … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 250: “Our Apocalypse War has been a total success… Mega-City One is ripe for invasion!” 250th zarjaz issue!
Dave Gibbons is back on the cover with Rogue against the Dreamweavers - are we going to get a giant snake on Nu-Earth? The Nerve Centre lets us know that the next 2000AD annual will contain some Harlem Heroes reprint. Ace Trucking Co. Lugjack Part Six by Grant Grover and Belardinelli. Ace and G-B-H lie … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 249: Your gateway to the future! Menace of the Dream-Weavers! Thrill-power peaks in… Rogue Trooper
Slippery Jim takes to the cover (along with that Mk 10 war droid disguised as an M 3 robot). King Carlos does the honours. In the Tharg's Nerve Centre an Earthlet's Latin teacher criticises Deadlock's grasp of the dead language... Judge Dredd: The Black Plague! Part IV by John Howard and Ron Smith begins with … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 143: The Stainless Steel Rat continues his galactic hunt for the ultimate war-machine!
On the cover, Belardinelli reveals the Great Beast, only seen in silhouette last prog. As with Carlos Ezquerra's spaceships last prog, I couldn't say this is a great design for a creature, though it is a great picture - it's all in the execution of the image. As with Carlos, if somebody else drew this … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 142: Monsters and Magic! Blackhawk battles The Great Beast of Silversun inside!
Still quite a bit of blurb on this cover, but enough space for Carlos Ezquerra's Slippery Jim, the Corps from the last panel of last prog's episode and a few spaceships (plus a character we haven't met yet). Tharg's Nerve Centre is full of letters of criticism (plus a tharg's head and a 'battler of … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 141: Patrick Moore writes for you this prog! Collect the second section of your micro data prog, Starlord’s Guide to the Galaxy, inside!
Star Trek the Motion Picture just came out (or will be soon), so today's cover is given over to the Enterprise (there's a competition to win some toys inside as well). The rest of the cover is covered with blurb. Being a virtual jump-on prog (Wolfie has a continuing story), the page where Tharg's Nerve … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 140: Harry Harrison’s world famous super crook Slippery Jim di Griz bursts into strip in our adaptation of The Stainless Steel Rat plus! Great new story – the VC’s! Thrill to space war at its most savage as Earth star-troopers take on alien invaders!