Prog 36: Take ’em from behind – best way to kill those slimy aliens!

Pretty nice cover from Lopez, well composed from a tentacled slimy alien viewpoint and an ironic line from the humanoid (while trying to take the aliens from behind a tentacle reaches behind his back). Big news this prog - even bigger than the return of the Harlem Heroes (in a new sport) and Belardinelli is … Continue reading Prog 36: Take ’em from behind – best way to kill those slimy aliens!

Prog 34:The Day the Earth Burned!

A Trev Goring cover showing a London where the Old Bailey is pretty close to the Houses of Parliament.  Interestingly the two main figures on the cover are black - we've had a team of black characters right from the beginning, though the only Harlem Heroes cover I can think of featured Artie Gruber in … Continue reading Prog 34:The Day the Earth Burned!

Prog 33: Dangerous Android at Large

When I was a fresh Squaxx, hunting out back progs in the local comic shop this was one of the oldest comics I had for some time.  The cover is by Brendan McCarthy and Brett Ewins, who managed to sneak their names on to the cover.  I like both artists, though they both have a … Continue reading Prog 33: Dangerous Android at Large

Prog 32: You will not defeat me, human! The Silver Cyborg shall destroy you and your planet!

I was thinking that the art on this Supercover Saga was possibly Evi from a previous cover, but apparently it was provided by Trevor Goring who would later (much later) go on to do some fantastically atmospheric art inside the prog.  This leads me to wonder if Evi is a pen-name for Trevor Goring - … Continue reading Prog 32: You will not defeat me, human! The Silver Cyborg shall destroy you and your planet!

2000 A.D. Annual 1978

Where to start?  Firstly, this was supposed to be the next prog, but a few pages in I noticed that there was an ad for the first 2000 A.D. Annual and after a quick search to try to find out what date it was published it looks like it was after the last prog I … Continue reading 2000 A.D. Annual 1978

Prog 27: Have made contact with alien’s facial area… Composition… Flesh! Conclusion… Edible!

The title of this post comes from a great Bolland Supercover, a welcome change after a few lacklustre weeks.  The anatomical close-up of a frog and an astronaut's face shows the kind of detail that Bolland will become famous for by the end of the next decade, especially on his covers for US comics. Invasion! … Continue reading Prog 27: Have made contact with alien’s facial area… Composition… Flesh! Conclusion… Edible!