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
A Ron Smith cover introduces the name "Old Stony Face" - that's a name that will stick (I don't think it's been used before, anyway). Either Lawmasters have really flexible headsets, as the front (that the handlebars and canon are attached to) is going in a completely different direction and angle from the rest of … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 233: "Blast 'em!" "Old Stony Face" leads the Hotdog Run!
We're certainly getting a good run of classic covers in 1980, with the latest being Mick McMahon's Monkey Business at the Charles Darwin Block image of Dredd on a lawmaster with one or two passengers. My count is nine apes Strontium Dog: The Schicklgruber Grab Part 3 by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. Wagner and Grant … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 184: “No-one apes the law!”
Dave Gibbons brings us a fantastic cover showing a dark robot with a futuristic lance seated on the back of a larger, golden lizardine robot. Unless somebody else tells me different, I'm going to assume Tom Frame was responsible for the colours on this cover, which bring the image to life perfectly. Now, let's just … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 175: Super-charged sci-fi to smash your circuits!
A Ron Smith focussed prog begins with a cover showing dino-man Rex Peters, along with Dredd wearing his green rain-cloak. Tharg's Nerve Centre and an interesting contest has started this prog - guess the name of Tharg's home planet (hithertoo referred to only as Betelgeuse 6). The clues given are "it contains between 5 and … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 153: “Stomm! It’s Peters… The man who drank the blood of Satanus!”
Belardinelli contributes the last of the It's Your Turn covers. I wonder what the story is there - this series of cover story covers hasn't lasted as long as the Supercover Sagas did, perhaps they realised that the characters appearing in a comic are more likely to lure you in than completely unrelated things? This … Continue reading Final Part of our Writing Competition! Tornado No 19: Battle on Asteroid X44
Two series went on hold for the 2000AD and Starlord merger - Dan Dare and Robo-Hunter. Dan Dare got a Dave Gibbons cover last prog, this week it's the turn of Sam Slade, Kidd and B.O. ably brought to the cover by Ian Gibson. The Nerve Centre is given over to overseas readers, from far-flung … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 102: What’s the big idea, creep? Your players are cheating! Play Robopoly with Robo-Hunter!