Halo meets... erm... Oscar the Psi meets a bank robber. Chip meets the Hunters Club. Robots meet humans. Guppies meet lava.
We see the writer of the Ballad of Halo Jones (it's not Alan Moore), Rogue goes rogue, zombie Dredd fights time-travelling Dredd, but then zombie Dredd becomes a time-travelling Dredd, Torque goes through changes and the Helltrekkers meet their next challenge (the Nebbs are involved).
Ron Smith brings Mean back to the cover. If I checked the Judge Child I'd probably find Ron depicted Mean a few times, but I think most of his Angel Gang work was after Mean died. This prog cost 22p and came out a month after Prog 376. An Eart...Terran unsuccessfully tries to reignite the … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 377: “We’re partners in crime, Mean!” “Wheee-doggie!” The most titanic team-up of all time!
Ian Kennedy provides a painted Dredd cover. Has Ian done Dredd yet? It won't be long before the Judge Amok story... The contents page is provided by Ron Smith and features Dredd, Hershey, Orson and Lewis (plus another judge) in profile. Judge Dredd: Booby Trap! by T.B. Grover and Cliff Robinson. I'd thought this was … Continue reading 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1984 Summer thrill-power! Starring Judge Dredd The Right Stuff Cinefax Colourscan!
Carlos depicts a scene from within as Johnny and Wulf sneak past some trigger happy Stronts as they let loose on some coffins. Tharg's Nerve Centre points out that the holiday snap at the back of the prog features Burt, hiding out and ashamed at having had a complete circuit breakdown (a dig at Richard … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 373: Johnny Alpha – nailed in his coffin? “Rest in pieces, Alpha!” “Not this time, dog-brother…”
In case you hadn't been paying attention, the cover show's the line-up of the Alpha Gang (but where is Evans the First?) - the actual reward amount is... to be revealed in the first page of the story. Tharg's Nerve Centre and Brian Bolland's Judge Fish takes the cover of the latest Eagle Comics Judge … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 369: Reward – one million creds! The Alpha gang… WANTED!
2000AD Prog 355 cover, art by Cam Kennedy As a youngling I think I assumed this Sláine cover was drawn by Mike McMahon, but it is in fact by Cam Kennedy. Tharg's Nerve Centre. Cam Kennedy isn't just muscling in on Mike McMahon's characters as an earthlet points out that Skizz appeared in the corner … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 355: Slough Throt summons… the birds!
2000AD Prog 353 cover, art by Steve Dillon Steve Dillon's first cover since Cry of the Werewolf is also depicting a scene from the Dredd story within. Tharg's Nerve Centre brings news that a cat at Bristol Polytechnic is now a squaxx (along with seven students). Sláine: Sky Chariots Part 2 by Pat Mills and … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 353: Simply light years ahead! Judge Dredd vs. Captain Strange and his Weird Boys! “Drokk! Firebomb!”
Eric Bradbury's been away for a while - he's back on this Tharg cover, featuring Burt, the Dictators of Zrag and Mike McMahon in the background. Tharg's Nerve Centre opens with an appeal for the Anthony Nolan Appeal, a charity involving a register of people to donate bone marrow. An earthlet asks what will happen … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 348: A zarjaz christmas to all earthlets! “Rub-a-dub-dub.. um… three dictators in a tub!” “Ho, ho, ho!” The Dictators’ family tree
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!