Slade takes to the water, Rogue warns of fireworks, Satanus produces fireworks (oh, and we get to see the face of the character voted best villain at the Eagle Awards), a Mega-vigilante for Mega-City One, the ultimate weapon and Bad Jack has a flashback.
Cam Kennedy put in a quick succession of three Sláine covers (even though the story they illustrated was drawn by Mike McMahon). McMahon has a go at a character better associated with Kennedy in this cover featuring Sláine, Dredd and Rogue. This, and the Dredd annual, were the first annuals I read (from the House … Continue reading 2000AD Annual 1985
Ron Smith introduces us to dinosaurs in Mega-City One in this Judge Dredd cover. Also features a speech balloon. Tharg's Nerve Centre features the awards the Galaxy's Greatest comic has won lately - namely the Comics Adventure Strip of the Year from the Cartoonists Club of Great Britain and Character most Worthy of Own Series … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 346: The dinosaurs are in town! “Hold your fire!”
Dave Gibbon's depicts Old Father Time being knocked out of the way by a horde of aliens (no two of which are alike). This prog would have been the first of the year, on newsagent shelves from the 5th of January with a Saturday 10th cover date. Strontium Dog: The Bad Boys Bust credited to … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 194: 1981 is the Year of the Alien!
What can I say? Everything in place. The comic's not called 2000AD and Tornado any more (or even 2000AD and Starlord) - it's back to being plain old 2000AD for the first time in years. What's more, the logo has changed to the classic 1980s 'chrome' style. For me, and many others who are still … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 178: Britain’s No 1 Sci-Fi Hero!
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!
Ron Smith puts in a great cover with the Lawmaster the star of the show (though Dredd is centre stage). Tharg's Nerve Centre has the usual mix of reader's art and letters (plus a short story). The spaceship at the bottom of the page looks a lot like a Chris Foss spaceship - though I … Continue reading 2000ad and Tornado Prog 159: “Dredd to bike… Free me!” A judge’s bike is his best friend. See Dredd clean up in Tomb of the Garbage God!
King Carlos provides the Fiends of the Eastern Front cover this prog, showing one of the German soldiers (could be Hans or Karl) cowering from a very batty Captain Constanta while some of his Rumanians watch on. Incidentally I see from blog logs that someone from Romania has viewed this blog - if you're wondering … Continue reading Get some Fiend-power into your Life with… 2000ad and Tornado Prog 158: “No! Please! At least wait till I’ve read this week’s prog!”
This Kevin O'Neill cover purports to be from the Martian edition of 2000AD so shows Earth as the enemy (though there's nothing in the actual image to suggest which spaceship is from Earth and which from Mars). In case there's any doubt about who provided the cover art, Tharg's Nerve Centre has an artist credit … Continue reading 2000ad and Tornado Prog 157: “Look out! It’s Earth-side Eddie and the Anti-Matter Kids!” Martian Edition, not for sale on Earth
For such a momentous cover, celebrating the third birthday of the prog, and the start of the Judge Child saga, you'd have thought a new image would have been commissioned - what's actually happened is that one of the panels from inside has been blown up and coloured... By the way, that line about the … Continue reading 2000ad and Tornado Prog 156: Zarjaz 3rd Birthday Issue! Have you Seen this Boy? The Judge Child – A great new Judge Dredd epic starts inside – in Colour!