2000AD Prog 434: West Side Rumble “♪ A-rumbling! A-rumbling! ♪” “The Sharks were ♫ born for rumbling!” “♪ There’s nothin’ we like better than a fight! ♫” “♩ A-rumbling! A-rumbling! ♪” “♩ We love to go a-rumbling! ♪” “♫ We love to ♩ lay in ambush ♩ in the night! ♪”

Nest has a future-shock moment, uplifted apes try to avoid work, the slavers get hot under the collar, Mega-City street gangs get musical, be careful how you get to the spaceport.

2000AD Prog 345: Strontium Dog vs Malak Brood!

I'm trying to avoid saying that every cover is a classic, but even in an era of great images, this one by Carlos Ezquerra stands out, marking the finale of Strontium Dog's battle against Malak Brood. Another cut-size Nerve Centre as Tharg Dracula plus next prog, meanwhile sharing space with Forbidden Planet badges, the 2000AD … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 345: Strontium Dog vs Malak Brood!

2000AD Prog 344: Created by robots – consumed by humes! Rogue Trooper Killers in the night! The Gasbah Part 2

cover Cam Kennedy Rogue Trooper Tharg's Nerve Centre has some notable artwork as one earthlet puts in an illustration of Chira which is how I'd imagine she'd have looked if Ian Gibson has drawn the first episode of Book III of Nemesis. Meanwhile Eoin Coveney produces a random alien (Eoin has become an art droid … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 344: Created by robots – consumed by humes! Rogue Trooper Killers in the night! The Gasbah Part 2

2000AD Prog 343: Clash of the War Droids!

What do we want? Giant robots fighting each other while tiny humans run away in terror! Where do we want it? On the cover! Kevin O'Neill obliges with this prog's Nemesis the Warlock cover. For no reason I can remember I didn't buy any progs between 342 and 350, so I wouldn't have read this … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 343: Clash of the War Droids!

2000AD Prog 336: “Roll up! Roll up! See Sláine the Giant!” The Beltain Giant

After a week off for the jumping-on prog, it's back to wraparound covers for this Mike McMahon posters. This is another which adorned my wall, and as it was still in good enough condition to take off the wall and glue back on to the comic, the lack of 'activation instructions' meant the inside covers … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 336: “Roll up! Roll up! See Sláine the Giant!” The Beltain Giant

2000AD Prog 335: Free Poster 430mm X 550mm 2 new stories! Nemesis the Warlock Strontium Dog

I'd bought a few of the preceding progs from 330 on, but in my mind this is the real start for me - though I still wasn't buying the galaxy's greatest every single week - that didn't happen for another few months. When the topic of best ever prog comes up on social media, this … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 335: Free Poster 430mm X 550mm 2 new stories! Nemesis the Warlock Strontium Dog

2000AD Prog 220: “No surrender!” Portrait of a Mutant nears its chill-powered climax-inside!

From the trailer at the end of last week's prog, I thought this would be the last episode of Portrait of a Mutant - the tagline this week instead suggests it's nearly over, but not quite - maybe it's just the flashback that's going to finish, and then we'll scoot ahead in to the present? … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 220: “No surrender!” Portrait of a Mutant nears its chill-powered climax-inside!

2000AD Prog 219: Traffic duty – Mega-City One Style! “Dredd’s stumm-gassed the mopad! All bikes move in!”

Colin Wilson's cover shows Dredd jumping on to a mopad as it exits a tunnel (though aren't mopads mobile apartments, not just any old truck)? Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant Part 17 by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. Torso is a better pilot than you'd expect somebody with no depth perception to be. Though even … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 219: Traffic duty – Mega-City One Style! “Dredd’s stumm-gassed the mopad! All bikes move in!”

2000AD and Starlord Prog 110: It’s the Rebel Leaders! Guards – Kill Them!

The first thing to say about this prog is that the printing has improved drastically (as was noted in other prog slogs), more akin to Starlord than to 2000AD or Tornado. A forum thread details changes over the years. This particular prog has a Dave Gibbons cover of Dare and Sondar on the run. The … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 110: It’s the Rebel Leaders! Guards – Kill Them!