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!
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!
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!”
Ron Smith draws a two-gunned Dredd with a starfield backdrop. Tharg's Nerve Centre gives the winners for that 'exclamation' competition, though annoyingly doesn't give the answer - though there were two prizes given, one for those who included Geeks' alien expressions and one for those who didn't. Sam Slade: Robo-Hunter Day of the Droids! from … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 164: “Look out, you alien creeps – the LAW is here!”
Black Boab takes the cover this week (along with Dredd and that photo / holo of Owen Krysler). Tharg's Nerve Centre trails the Summer Special, in about 8 weeks' time (and teases that the secret of his powers will be revealed). Sam Slade: Robo-Hunter Day of the Droids! continues from TB Grover and Ian Gibson. … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 163: “Ug!” Dredd draws another blank in his search for the Judge Child
Ian Gibson puts a very golden God-Droid on the cover, along with a few tiny scrub-bots. Tharg's Nerve Centre gives a prog number for the return of the Stainless Steel Rat - 166. Sam Slade: Robo-Hunter Day of the Droids! from TB Grover and Ian Gibson. Slade lures out the mob droids until twenty cars … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 162: “Bring me da head of Sam Slade!” The hunt is on for Robo-Hunter
A second Belardinelli cover in a row, though this time it's for Blackhawk, not a generic alien. In the time in which I was amassing my collection of back progs, this was one of the earliest that I bought, and so I'm much more familiar with this cover than some of the others I've been … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 137: Black Hawk… once a Roman centurion – now gladiator in a savage alien arena!