When Tharg wants to announce a major Dredd story starting, he brings in Brian Bolland to provide the cover - though on previous occassions he was actually drawing the story inside (at least the first episode - see The Judge Child Quest and Judge Death Lives). This time Block Mania gets the Bolland treatment, in … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 236: Block Mania
Four episodes in and Ace Trucking Co already gets its second cover by Massimo Belardinelli - it took fifty episodes for Meltdown Man to get the same honour (Dave Gibbons kept getting drafted in for MM covers). Tharg uses the Nerve Centre to push Block Mania (starting next prog) making it very clear that it's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 235: "Keep the cargo busy, good buddy …I've got a plan!" G-B-H cools Kleggs in cold hold! See – Ace Trucking Co.
I remember the day I bought this comic. It was from the former Fantasy World in Hanley around 1986 or 1987 and just before a visit to see my mum who was recovering from an operation in hospital so when reading this actual physical comic it always takes me back to that hospital ward. For … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 222: Are you pure? Nemesis the Warlock – new sword and sorcery thrill starts inside!
He may not be working on stories in the prog any time soon (due to the stories in the next JD annual mentioned in the Nerve Centre last week), but Mike McMahon's back on cover duties, putting in an eye-catching pic of Dredd dragging a scrawler away, in front of a high red wall with … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 206: Un-American Graffiti – Judge Dredd mounts a clean-up campaign… inside!
Dave Gibbons brings us a fantastic cover showing a dark robot with a futuristic lance seated on the back of a larger, golden lizardine robot. Unless somebody else tells me different, I'm going to assume Tom Frame was responsible for the colours on this cover, which bring the image to life perfectly. Now, let's just … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 175: Super-charged sci-fi to smash your circuits!
Brian Bolland draws the cover for this annual, featuring Starlord revealing Ro-Jaws, the Gronk, Johnny Alpha, Hammerstein, Ardenia Lakam, Na-Rutha, James Blocker, Suzie Cho and two more figures from under his purple and gold cloak. Both Ardeni and the Gronk are doing the 'hands held up to the head denoting psychic powers being used' that … Continue reading Starlord Annual 1981
This annual's cover character montage comes courtesy of Dave Gibbons - showing Tharg in between Judge Dredd (in his own and Bolland's style) and Johnny Alpha (looking pretty faithful to an Ezquerra picture). This is promising - following that Gibbons' cover the inside starts with a star pin-up of Deadlock ("They mystic A.B.C. Warrior) by … Continue reading 2000AD Annual 1981