Ron Smith brings Mean back to the cover. If I checked the Judge Child I'd probably find Ron depicted Mean a few times, but I think most of his Angel Gang work was after Mean died. This prog cost 22p and came out a month after Prog 376. An Eart...Terran unsuccessfully tries to reignite the … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 377: “We’re partners in crime, Mean!” “Wheee-doggie!” The most titanic team-up of all time!
I promised I wouldn't keep going on about how iconic some of these covers are, so I'll just mention that the Mick McMahon cover was parodied a few decades later (though that one will have a wig attacking Joe instead of a squiddy-alien-thing). Tharg's Nerve Centre brings bad news. The galaxy's greatest comic is going … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 310: “Kill me… it’s your only hope!” Dredd – victim of the Starborn Thing!
Not your usual cover, as this Ian Gibson Robo-Hunter contribution is viewed through a chain-link fence. Tharg's Nerve Centre opens with news that the Mighty One appeared on The Tube (eighties British teen and twenty-something music programme for those in the wrong country or decade to have heard of it) and the letters are all … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 306: “Get this welded, pal!” BZZZ-ZZT!
Eric Bradbury provides his second cover and his only non-Tharg cover, this one tied in to the Time Twister. Tharg's Nerve Centre is back to full-size this week (except for an advert for Titan Comics edition of ABC Warriors Book One, and a stamp advert). Sam Slade, Robo-Hunter: Play it Again, Sam! Part by Grant … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 303: ? “The time is out of joint!”
Another Dan Dare story, another planet, another type of life-form. Dave Gibbons practices his giant-tentacle-alien skills (that he will use to such effect on Watchmen). Through judicious use of anti-grav and servo-thrusters gives the giant alien burnt fingers. Tentacles. But that isn't this week's real threat - that comes from a tidal wave that knocks … Continue reading Prog 56: Approaching planetary surface — now! Yaaaargh!