Brian Bolland provides a montage cover featuring Dredd, Johnny Alpha and Blackhawk flanking Tharg. Wasn't expecting to see Blackhawk again - I'm guessing it's going to be a text story... The contents page image is provided by Robin Smith and features Johnny Alpha - we'd better get a good Strontium Dog story this annual! Robin … Continue reading 2000AD Annual 1982
Gibson signs this cover with his own name (no Emberton in sight - actually, I didn't check that last prog's Dredd story was Emberton or Gibson - flicking forward I see this week's episode is credited to Emberton... Dredd bursts through a door on a butcher's hook as he tackles the stookie glanders... Strontium Dog: … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 221: “Your racket’s over, creeps – judge this!” Down on the farm with J.D.
Prog 2000 sees a Robin Smith Tharg holding the completed Future-worlds poster taking the cover. The cover blurb says it's a giant poster, but the centre-spread presented partwork posters we've had previously have been bigger (by two pages). This is Prog 200 (may as well be called This is 2000AD, as it serves as an … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 200 Let the reading galaxy celebrate! “I, Tharg, bring you future-worlds!”
2000AD Prog 199 cover, art by Brian Bolland This prog has a Valentine's Day cover date, and Captain Skank is the personage getting close and person with Dredd, or at least his cyber-hair-snakes are as they get to work strangling Judge Dredd in a fantastic cover by Brian Bolland. Now's as good a time as … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 199: “Time to die, matey! Zzzz!”
Bolland takes to the cover as Dredd is hit by the shock-wave from a nuclear explosion. This prog had a cover date of 31 Jan 1981. Strontium Dog: The Bad Boys Bust Part 4 by Alan Grant and Ezquerra. This one is interesting in its own right, as Johnny is injured in the train crash. … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 197: Catch Captain Skank… or Mega-City One dies!
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
Time for King Carlos to draw a wraparound cover, this one for... well, it's in the title of this post, and shows Slippery Jim and Angelina on the section that appears on the front of the prog, and He on the back cover - between them are various locations from the story so far (and … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 171: The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World