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.
Carlos depicts a scene from within as Johnny and Wulf sneak past some trigger happy Stronts as they let loose on some coffins. Tharg's Nerve Centre points out that the holiday snap at the back of the prog features Burt, hiding out and ashamed at having had a complete circuit breakdown (a dig at Richard … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 373: Johnny Alpha – nailed in his coffin? “Rest in pieces, Alpha!” “Not this time, dog-brother…”
Robin Smith brings in a Rogue Trooper cover with great sunset Souther and Nort insignias in the background. One earthlet in Tharg's Nerve Centre wants to buy her fiancé a Judge Dredd duvet cover as a surprise wedding present (though I feel that publishing a letter in the comic that they both read may spoil … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 371: Sláine action figure this issue! Rebel with a cause… Rogue Trooper
King Carlos is back on the cover showing a scene from part 4 of Outlaw! (last on the cover for part 1 of the same story). Tharg's Nerve Centre is reduced to a Thargnote plugging the back page of this same comic while the rest of the page advertises Forbidden Planet T-shirts (only original image … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 366: “Yer a dead dog, Alpha!”
With blurb like that you'd expect Nemesis to make it on to the cover, would you? Not that I'm complaining about the first (original) Carlos Ezquerra cover of Strontium Dog in over two years - the biggest gap ever (even from prog 1 to the first appearance on the cover). There's a couple of letters … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 339: The siege of the century – in Nemesis the Warlock!
The the third week running the prog is adorned by a wraparound cover and the second of the three to be illustrated by Massimo Belardinelli, this one allowing for his distinctive imagination to be let loose on the back cover as he shows us Hel. The first time I ever used a photocopier was to … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 334: Sláine on Hel’s Edge
The first full year of weekly newspaper strips (it later went daily which is why we generally think of them as a daily strip, and that was the name given when they were collected in a hardback edition a few years back). Target Chief Judge - this is a bit of a strange one from … Continue reading The Daily Dredds: 1982
Dave Gibbons provided this cover, featuring an ensemble of Hammerstein (with Ro-Busters head), Slade, Rogue, Johnny Alpha, Dredd and Speedo Ghost in the background. I don't remember much about this annual, so can't remember if they all appear inside (in proper stories). Cosmic Contents has Robin Smith's armoured Tharg casting a spell or something. Sam … Continue reading 2000AD Annual 1984
Oh no! It turns out I missed out an annual last year - I'd thought we reduced down to 2000AD and Judge Dredd for the 1982 round of annuals, but there was a lurking Starlord annual which I missed on my bookshelf! After the previous year's Brian Bolland ensemble cover we're back to artwork irrelevant … Continue reading Starlord Annual 1982
Belardinelli puts in an Ace cover this week and Ace's scarf joins in by making a heart shape. Tharg's Nerve Centre reveals that Tharg's birthday is the 21st of June (not that the passage of time means much to him). This is a half-size Nerve Centre to allow space for the second part of the … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 270: “BEAST!” Ace Garp gets the big brush-off! See this week’s “heart-warming” episode of… Ace Trucking Co.