In the post jumping-on prog week, Torque gets a roasting, Nem gets married, Thoth reveals their pet, Slade takes Manhattan, Otto Sump gets smart, the President of the Earth deals with a comet and IPC's nursery title meets the Beast.
Cam Kennedy shows the traitor playing a chess-a-like game with figures of Rogue and the (embodied) biochips in this latest cover. Tharg's Nerve Centre has a lesson in Irish (not about Sláine for a change, but regarding Spud Murphy referring to The Garda instead of The Gardai). Nemesis the Warlock Book IV: The Gothic Empire … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 388: Future War Games on Nu Earth “My move, G.I.!” SNAP!
I'd bought a few of the preceding progs from 330 on, but in my mind this is the real start for me - though I still wasn't buying the galaxy's greatest every single week - that didn't happen for another few months. When the topic of best ever prog comes up on social media, this … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 335: Free Poster 430mm X 550mm 2 new stories! Nemesis the Warlock Strontium Dog
This Ron Smith cover heralds the first complete multi-part Judge Dredd story I ever read. This is one of the stories which implanted the idea of Mega-City One in my mind (though not especially this episode). Tharg's Nerve Centre has a complaint from one owner of a Judge Dredd boardgame who got two sections of … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 316: The Stupid Gun!
All of Eric Bradbury's covers for 2000AD will be within the next two years, starting with this one of Tharg playing computer games against the Dictators of Zrag. Spoiler alert - four of his five covers feature Tharg and hte Dictators of Zrag. Tharg's Nerve Centre backs up the videogame-themed cover. Sam Slade, Robo-Hunter: Play … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 293: “Starbase one under attack!” Win the video game that talks to you!
Brian Bolland draws the Dredd cover where Joe is judge, jury and executioner, except it looks like he's in the dock this time, with a gallery of his past foes stood in judgement on him... The contents page has Tharg make it clear that this annual will be dominated by Carlos Ezquerra artwork, as the … Continue reading Judge Dredd Annual 1983: In the 22nd century he is the law!
Why didn't Meltdown Man get this many Belardinelli covers (not that those provided by other art droids weren't great, but...) Having said that - as with that B-Hive-K scan, this one is bodged from interior panels... The Nerve Centre has letters from an earthlet who thinks Space Truckers lingo is somehow an insult to Citizen's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 251: The Great Mush Rush WARNING! This prog contains a record amount of thrill-power! Handle with care!
Another prog, another iconic cover from Brian Bolland. There's not many comics where a spaghetti (sorry, synthetti) monster is going to emerge from a plate, reaching out for you! Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant Part 14 by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. Despite their threat to explode Upminster with everybody inside, when faced with a … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 216: The synthetti men are out to get you!
Carlos is back (again) with a wraparound cover. I was trying to find a thumbnail of the entire cover but couldn't find one (not one in colour, anyway) though did come across the interesting tidbit - this is the first time a Carlos Dredd was published since 1977! Albeit as part of a montage also … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 192: “Splundig vur ho, ho, ho!”
One of Brian Bolland's most famous Judge Dredd covers, and that's no mean feat! the judge stands between two warring blocks, using nothing other than harsh words to quell the disturbance. After the last Strontium Dog story came to a slightly disatisfying conclusion, Alan Grant and Ezquerra are back with a bang on an as-yet-untitled … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 182: “These blocks are under arrest!”