For the second week running a wraparound cover (no instructions on 'how to activate' this week though). I'm trying to avoid saying "this week's prog cover is classic" as the nostalgia of my very first progs may colour my opinion - but this one from Carlos Ezquerra is undeniably a classic cover! Unfortunately the child … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 333: “Um… synthi-sausage!” On the trail of the World Eating Championships.
Yesterday I posted about the Dan Dare Poster Magazine which I didn't own at the time I was writing blog posts on comics which came out in 1977. This one I did have in my possession and have no idea why I didn't cover it. As it's not easy to get publication dates for specials … Continue reading Starlord Summer Special 1978: The world’s first cutaway of the Preying Mantis! Thunderbirds’ creator Gerry Anderson interviewed! Amazing short story by Arthur C. Clarke! Plus your favourite Starlord heroes in fantastic full-length adventures!!!
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!
A second week on the cover for Steve Dillon, and the third for this Dredd story - also the third to feature a werewolf, though this one is Dredd himself! Tharg's Nerve Centre and Tharg announces the first stage of Project Thrill-Power Unlimited with the advent of Sláine in two week's time. An earthlet writes … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 328: “I am the LAAAAH!” RIP!
Brett Ewins' cover shows K For Ken, a Nort missile and three G.I.s (it's a front view of Rogue so we can't see Bagman). Tharg's Nerve Centre has the announcement of Project Thrill-Power Unlimited! - ranging from annuals, new series (that'll be Sláine) and a mystery free gift (I think this is a Ron Smith … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 326: “Is this the death of a G.I.?”
Brett Ewins put in a Rogue cover featuring the corporeal GI running and a stylistic take on this bio-chipped buddies. This was one of those 'fill-in' progs I got a few years after reading those before and after. Tharg's Nerve Centre is presented by Tharg Lynch (a reference to a soap opera character) and has … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 323: Meet Nu Earth’s genetic infantrymen If his number comes up, they all die!
You know you're in for a good Dredd story when the lettering droid has come up with a logo for it (Monkey Business at Charles Darwin Block, Block Mania) - though in this case it's simply the title of the story, with hair on it. This is a great cover if you like Steve Dillon's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 322: AAAAAAAROOO Cry of the Werewolf
A great cover from Ian Gibson - a line-up of baby soldiers, none of which look like Kidd, which is a bit of an achievement! Whomever did the lettering had fun with the word Bottles as well. Tharg's Nerve Centre has Tharg extorting earthlets to follow up that 'highest altitude' challenge by submitting 'unusual places' … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 321: Nappy days for Robo Hunter “Presennnnnt – BOTTLES!”
A problematic cover with a few outdated racial stereotypes. Outside of those there's a nice design touch in having the Japanese flag in the sky. Tharg's Nerve Centre features another pic by future art droid John McCrea - no Judge Toyah this time - it's Rogue Sucker. Meanwhile one earthlet met script robot Alan Moore … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 319: “Samudroids!” BANZAI Robohunter revisits the Great Robot War!
Ron Smitih's back on the cover with a scene from the week's Dredd tale. This is another of the progs that was given to me by my neighbour and for me encapsulates a lot of what a good Judge Dredd tale was in that era. Though they were all good Judge Dredd tales! Tharg's Nerve … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 318: The Stupid Gun! “You’re next, Dredd!”