Sad day - a Belardinelli cover for one of my favourite 2000AD series. You might wonder why this is sad - it's because I know this heralds the last episode of said series. Leeshar is about to shoot Stone, who is operating the Cruise missile, apparently a traitor to his yujee friends. Sutermunda has rooftop … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 227: “Here’s the reward for making me all-powerful, Stone… Death!” Countdown to Meltdown!
After two weeks of O'Neill Nemesis covers, Bolland is on his second Judge Death cover - this time joined by Judges Fear, Fire and Mortis. It's good, though very similar to the last page of last week's episode of Dredd (though with added Death). This prog had a cover date of Saturday 15th August 1981 … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 225: Dark Justice in Mega-City One!
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!
Carlos Ezquerra's cover shows our Stront trio in a boat crossing a lake or river of liquid fire. There's somebody else in the boat with them - I'd guess it's Fly's-Eyes, but if it is then he's donned a hood. The Nerve Centre points out the lack of Dredd, plus we get reader's art of … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 109: Flames of Hell!
Prog 106 has an Ian Gibson cover of Slade and company getting stuck in to the war on the robot planet, with speech balloons. In the Nerve Centre, Tharg makes an attempt to increase readership, concentrating specifically on getting more girls to read the Galaxy's Greatest. Meanwhile there's mention of "a Starlord complete story" over … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 106: Blow Their Circuits Out, Kidd! What do you Think this is – a Baby’s Rattle?
Bolland draws a classic Walter pic, giving away the contents of the comic somewhat by showing him wearing a judge badge. This is the Walter that will appear in later annual one-page stories. The Nerve Centre introduces us to Big E (re-named from E-Man, as he had been a few weeks earlier), shaking hands with … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 105: Judge Dredd is a Wotten Cweep Twue by Judge Walter Dredd Betrayed!
Strontium Dog is back, and hopefully with some of the equipment that makes the story distinctive! The cover is by King Carlos and shows Johnny fighting Fly's-Eyes Wagner atop a train (or what passes for a train in the future on an alien planet). In the Nerve Centre we find out that 2000AD (10p in … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 104: Death on the Mutant Express!