The big news this prog is that King Carlos is back on Dredd, and it starts with the cover! Also, the Apocalypse War. In the Nerve Centre, Tharg plugs the next series of Robo-Hunter - returning 'soon' for a third series. Ace Trucking Co. by Grant Grover and Belardinelli. The pirates have boarded Speedo Ghost … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 245: "Let the apocalypse begin!" Target Mega-City One! Tharg's 1982 calendar – part 1 this prog!
Mike McMahon's getting good at drawing judges-on-lawmasters (with a back-up of some hover tanks) on the latest cover. Continuity-wise the lawmaster has two sets of headlights - the lower set in (infra-?) red. The great Earthlet vs Terran debate rages on in the Nerve Centre, but Tharg as grown tired of it so has added … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 229: The judges are out in force… Are you their suspect?
Mike McMahon provides the cover for the second Judge Dredd Annual which has a very green theme going on (border, gloves and boots, rooftop gardens and jetpacking perp's visor). The contents page continues with the McMahon artwork as Dredd and a cohort of judges (what is the collective noun for judges, anyway?) stand outside the … Continue reading Judge Dredd Annual 1982
Drafting in the artist responsible for The Forever Crimes, Brian Bolland is back with a spoilerific Dredd cover - featuring Citizen Heinz and his wife Hilda in a suspended animation drawer. Johnny's back! And we're going to meet a few of his new friends... Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant Part 8 by Alan Grant … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 210: “FREEZE!” The body-snatchers catch a cold – inside!
Ian Gibson signs his own name on this wraparound cover. A bunch of robots are queuing in line to pick up babies (though one is dropping one on their head). It's alright though, the text tells us that they're unemployed robots re-training as Nursery-Bots, using lifelike models of young humes. As you'd expect from Gibson, … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 209: “Hey, come back with my baby!” “Push off, creep! You ain’t fit to raise monkeys!” “WAAAGHH!”
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!
Usually I name each post after the title of the publication covered, plus one or two of the straplines or pieces of dialogue from the cover. In the case of this post, I've used absolutely every piece of text on the front cover. Dave Gibbons draws a montage cover featuring the Space Shuttle, the Mekon's … Continue reading 2000 A.D. Space Quiz Book: Space Travel Astronomy Science Fiction
Before I start - this is another of those progs I bought quite early on, so the episodes within are more familiar to me than those preceding and following them. Belardinelli provides the cover, though the eyeless green unicorn that Blackhawk is sitting on will confuse readers, as it hasn't appeared yet. Tharg's Nerve Centre … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 149: Inside… Sword and Sorcery! See Blackhawk – warrior in search of a soul!
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!