2000AD Prog 431: Norts Landing – Meltdown Minus 15! G.I. Stake Out!

Johnny and Wulf hit the palace, the Yellow Snork hits a snag, so does Nosferatu, Sláine and Elfric get macrocosmic (sigh) and Rogue gets hot under the collar.

2000AD Prog 419: Fear, Fire, Death & Mortis! “There’ss no sstopping uss now!”

Anderson dead (yeah, right) as the Dark Judges jump to another dimension, Sláine also jumps dimensions, ending up els-where, something smells at the Necropolis, hulks get lit and Alpha should have taken care of the robots (one way or another).

2000AD Prog 402: Free inside! 6 ‘Dune’ stickers! (not available to overseas readers) “Joe Dredd, meet… Joe Dredd!”

Brendan McCarthy cover featuring blind Dredd facing off against future zombie Dredd! The Mutant doesn't look right though (he seems to have gained eyes). No letters this week in the Nerve Centre, instead a feature on Free "Dune" stickers and news that the Mega-plan will be revealed next prog (first touted a year earlier). Rogue … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 402: Free inside! 6 ‘Dune’ stickers! (not available to overseas readers) “Joe Dredd, meet… Joe Dredd!”

2000AD Prog 381: It’s zarjaz! It’s scrotnig! It’s ghafflebette! Mutie and the beast… “It’s not real! It’s all in my mind!”

King Carlos' cover shows Kreelman in quite a strange mask while he tortures his son... Good use of colour by (presumably) Tom Frame to separate out Kreelman and depict him in blue lines instead of black lines, highlighting the illusory nature of the torture. Tharg's Nerve Centre is very limited, just containing a Thargnote, the … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 381: It’s zarjaz! It’s scrotnig! It’s ghafflebette! Mutie and the beast… “It’s not real! It’s all in my mind!”

2000AD Prog 379: Rogue Trooper – blinded by the light! “My eyes… I can’t see!” KPOW! KPOW!

Robin Smith fills in on cover duties - not bad but when an art editor draws the cover I'm guessing it's because an artist couldn't be allotted in time. Tharg's Nerve Centre has a letter from somebody who attended the Birmingham Comic Art Show. Unfortunately the events listings are rarely showing who the guests are, … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 379: Rogue Trooper – blinded by the light! “My eyes… I can’t see!” KPOW! KPOW!

2000AD Prog 378: Ace Garp is OUT! “We’s truckin’, buddies!”

It seems like ages since Belardinelli made it on to the cover and this time it's to re-introduce (or introduce in my case) Ace Garp to squaxx. Tharg's Nerve Centre has one reader point out that Worm's Head Island is surrounded by strong tidal waters, which wasn't shown in Sláine: Dragon Heist. Rather than point … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 378: Ace Garp is OUT! “We’s truckin’, buddies!”

2000AD Prog 338: “Good evening, citizens…” “CRIME SWOOP!”

I was surprised last prog that the Crime Swoop only comprised Dredd and Hershey kicking down an apartment door and yelling "Crime Swoop!" - the reason for this is that the the real swoop happens this prog, as you can tell from Ron Smith's cover. The Mega-Times cover reveals that this story takes place in … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 338: “Good evening, citizens…” “CRIME SWOOP!”

2000AD Prog 287: Imprisoned one hundred miles above the Earth… with no hope of escape!

That's the way to make a debut - Alan Davis starts their career as a 2000AD art droid on the cover, introducing three of the main characters we'll get for the next twenty or so weeks. Tharg's Nerve Centre has a music theme as three different earthlets provide three musical mash-ups: Tharg/John Lennon, Rogue Trooper/Jimi … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 287: Imprisoned one hundred miles above the Earth… with no hope of escape!

2000AD Prog 285: Robo Hunter goes football crazy! “What’s the score, Sam, huh?”

Ian Gibson's cover introduces the problematic elements of this week's Robo-Hunter episode straight away - 38 years later these Japanese stereotypes have not aged well. 2000AD isn't the only comic from IPC that costs 18p, as Tharg plugs Charley's War in Battle. The Nerve Centre continues with a letter from an earthlet (sorry, tellurian) who … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 285: Robo Hunter goes football crazy! “What’s the score, Sam, huh?”

2000AD Prog 269: “Nain! Nain!” Point blank! Rogue Trooper battles the terror of the deep!

Colin Wilson provides a Rogue Trooper cover, featuring a thought balloon. Whoever did the colours managed to complete the image by using blues and greens on Rogue's blue skin and trousers without it all merging into a mess (though shouldn't this scum sea be Orange)? Tharg's Nerve Centre explains that The Apocalypse War is back … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 269: “Nain! Nain!” Point blank! Rogue Trooper battles the terror of the deep!