The DJs are back, so's Slough Feg, poison gas in MC1, the pincer movement continues (but doesn't resolve) and the Stronts go after their first bounties.
Halo goes swimming and dancing, Tlachtga has a blast, a juve is primed and ready to explode, the bats come home to roost for the G.I.s and Bud doesn't quite make it to the New Territories.
Halo finds out something about her past, Sláine finds out something about Earth's past, Dredd finds out where the Hunters Club meet, Rogue finds out that Norts aren't the only aliens and we find out that Rudd falls for one of the oldest tricks in the book.
King Carlos shows that a landscape image of an aircraft exploding after being hit by missiles looks better when drawn by a comic artist than when stolen (without credit) by a gallery artist. Always great to get a wraparound cover from Carlos. Tharg's Nerve Centre has a reader complaining that none of the Strontium Dog … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 400: Dogfight – the rat bites back! WHAAM!
Disco takes over the cover in this image from Brett Ewins (I can't help feeling it may have been a few years too late for actual disco - Abba references were just past topical as they'd split up the previous year). Tharg claims the Nerve Centre is much reduced due to 'thrill-power' - nothing to … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 301: Fort Neuro gets… Disco Fever!
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!
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!
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
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!
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