I think Robin Smith provides the Tharg for this cover, which also has a thumbnail sized version of the Rogue Trooper poster we'll be getting for the next four weeks (each section will have, respectively, Norts, tanks, Rogue and Southers). p.s. 2000AD Prog 1 - cover date: 26th February 1977. 'Fifth birthday issue' cover date: … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 260: Zarjaz 5th birthday issue “Happy birthday, Earthlets!” TOTAL WAR
This Ian Gibson cover follows on from the other end of the zoom tube journey that took Sam Slade from the Mega-City in Day of the Droids. Tharg fields letters from earthlet/tes in the Nerve Centre. The first suggests that lack of progs causes old age - I wondered why some people say I look … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 259: “Guess that’s our first case, Sam. Huh? Huh?” Robo-Hunter returns!
I've got a Nemesis badge I bought in the eighties somewhere - the image used is the Nemesis head in the centre of this cover. Going through the portal are a wide variety of aliens, and decades after purchasing this prog I still managed to notice a new detail (the mono-footed alien knife with a … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 238: Space wars! Final report this prog! Nemesis is back!
You know Tharg is trying to push a series when it appears on a cover for two weeks running. This was sufficiently unusual for me to notice this when I was collecting the back progs in the mid-eighties. Kev O'Neill is back for a full body portrait of one of the captives of the Alien … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 223: The Alien Pit!
Last year we got a profile pic from Bolland as Dredd won the Eagle award, this time it's a front-on portrait by McMahon (with trademark McMahon pepper pot blocks in the background, complete with rooftop gardens and seagulls). We don't get so many seagulls in the prog these days... This prog would have gone on … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 193: Judge Dredd – Voted Britain’s top comic character!
On the cover, Belardinelli reveals the Great Beast, only seen in silhouette last prog. As with Carlos Ezquerra's spaceships last prog, I couldn't say this is a great design for a creature, though it is a great picture - it's all in the execution of the image. As with Carlos, if somebody else drew this … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 142: Monsters and Magic! Blackhawk battles The Great Beast of Silversun inside!
This cover is fully painted and shows Savage and Bamber with a montage of scenes. For those experienced in reading children's comics from the 1970s and 1980s (can't speak for other decades) the most important part of the cover is the writing at the bottom. "Exciting news inside!" can mean only one thing in IPC-speak … Continue reading 2000AD and Starlord Prog 126: Savage was his name! Savage was his battle with the killer flood that engulfed Britain! EXCITING NEWS INSIDE!