The cover is painted by an uncredited artist and features Blackhawk surrounded by werewolves. A journey into adventure you'll never forget! - the contents page has an artist's impression of a covered moon buggy with a non-space-suited passenger possibly with a robot next to him. Before we get in to the first story, I'll just … Continue reading Tornado Annual 1981: Black Hawk, Wolfie Smith and Johnny Lawless in spine-tingling full-length picture-stories!
Brian Bolland takes Judge Lopez on a trip with this cover. I can only presume that in those pre-desktop computer days, Bolland had to draw the stretched versions of Hershey and Dredd by hand - and (of course) a great job he did as well. This prog would have gone on sale on Monday 4th … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 172: “Anything to report, Lopez?”
Another great Brian Bolland cover, this one a soggy Dredd in rain. Tharg's Nerve Centre has Tharg back from his holidays to find the droids have been at the North Sea Oil (courtesy of the Scottish robot, AALN-1). Judge Dredd: New year is Cancelled from John Howard and Brendan McCarthy. This one is about Albert … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 146: New Year is Cancelled! By order Judge Dredd
The cover has a painting of a jet fighter firing missiles. I'm going to guess it's a tornado - I didn't pay too much attention to that centrefold cutaway view towards the end of the weekly comic. As you can see from the title of this post, Wolfie Smith, Victora Drago and Superking are the … Continue reading Tornado Annual 1980: Break the Thrill Barrier with Wolfie Smith, Drago, and Superking Inside!
Cam Kennedy gets the final cover, showing Storm racing into action (as the tagline says). There is special news for all readers inside - and any veteran of IPC comics knows what that means. The Big Editorial confirms what we already know under the heading "Tornado joins 2000 A.D." (no pretence that it's 2000AD & … Continue reading SPECIAL NEWS INSIDE FOR ALL READERS! Tornado No 22: On your marks… get set… GO! Race into action with Storm!
If I'm not mistaken, Mike Dorey draws the Lawless Touch cover this week. If I am mistaken then it's probably Mike White. If I'm really mistaken then it's somebody else entirely. At least the weekly prog in 2019 (where I'm writing this, if you're reading this in the future) credits the artists. Though you must … Continue reading All action adventure, with… Tornado No 21: They’ve set dobermans on me… I’m finished! Johnny Lawless faces the Dogs of Death!
No It's Your Turn cover - instead we have Captain Klep, and this cover promises to tie into the week's episode (presumably still a one-pager, despite the cover billing). The Big Editorial - it's between the front cover and the first story. That's all I'm going to say. I(an) Rogan and M(ike) White provide words … Continue reading Tornado No 20: Can Courageous Captain Klep… Beat the BANDIT BEAK!