Jumping on prog - the return of Nemesis, Thoth, Sam Slade, Burt and the debut of the Mean Team!
The newspaper strips continue in to their third year (and were collected with those from 1981 to 1986 in a hardback edition a few years back). For the sake of logistics, I'm saving these up in to batches for coverage in this blog (it wouldn't exactly be practical to have one episode per day, interspersed … Continue reading The Daily Dredds: 1983
The second half of the Judge Dredd story Wreckers gets its own cover, as the first half did - though this one is by story artist Steve Dillon. Tharg's Nerve Centre has saved up all the letters that had "P.S."s, including one pointing out the mistake on the readergraph from Prog 366. One reader suggests … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 375: Reckon you could survive in Mega-City One? “NO!” Beware the wreckers!
In general the aim of this blog is to cover every publication from the House of Tharg (plus a few Tharg-adjacent things that have cropped up over the years) in roughly the order they came out - one blog per publication. When it comes to the newspaper strips, practicality demands a different approach. In 1981, … Continue reading The Daily Dredds: 1981
At the time that I was covering 1977 I didn't own a copy of this publication - the first extra-2000AD publication from the House of Tharg, I think (unless it was the Summer Super Comic, which cost the same amount). Belardinelli's version of Dare glares out from the cover of this 1977 one-off. This has … Continue reading Dan Dare Poster Magazine: ‘From Eagle comic to 2000AD magazine… this is my life…’
Carlos is on the cover and unlike this year's 2000AD annual we get a cover tagline too. The contents page features a great pic of Dredd near the New New Grand Hall of Justice - either at sunset, the sun's rays washing it in pink - or it's been painted pink in the first place. … Continue reading Judge Dredd Annual 1984: The world-famous hero of 2000AD comic!
Brett Ewins is back on the cover for the first time in a while, and is it the first time he's been on Dredd since The DNA Man? That cover being reminiscent of the end scene of Doctor Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Tharg's Nerve Centre brings news … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 267: The law comes to East-Meg One… with a BANG!
At this point I think the only comic strip work that art editor Robin Smith has done was a few Captain Klep episodes, though as art editor it's often your job to step in at the last moment to fill in gaps, and I suspect that's what's happened with this generic Dredd cover (fairly generic … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 265: Free Bubblicious juicy soft bubble gum Great new cola flavour!
Ian Gibson's cover gives away last week's cliffhanger a bit - not only do we know Slade will capture the beast, but it won't be a permanent Tharg's Nerve Centre is filled with reader reactions to the Apocalypse War, plus news of the East Anglian Cartoonists Exhibition as part of the Ipswich Arts Festival. I … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 263: “Uh-oh!” Robo-Hunter at bay!
Nemesis is back, and so is Redondo on this cover (though you'd be forgiven for not recognising it is a Nemesis cover, if it wasn't for the logo). Tharg reveals in a response to an earthlet's letter in the Nerve Centre that bicycles were banned in Mega-City One as the lobbies of the city-blocks were … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 246: “Your bids, please, for these fine young humans!”