This prog has an extreme close up of Dredd's face by Brian Bolland, head-on, the image of Owen Krysler reflected in Dredd's eyes (or what passes for his eyes on his visor). The cover date is 19 April 1980. Tharg's Nerve Centre confirms what we would have suspected, Blackhawk and Fiends of the Eastern Front … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 161: "Find the Judge Child or your city dies!"
A marvellous cover from Mike McMahon showing the four members of the Angel Gang (Link, Pa, Mean and Junior - Fink won't show up until much later). Interestingly, Junior's knife has an eagle adorning the pommel. As well as the numbers, this first cover image of Mean also has the settings (Surly, Mean, Vicious and … Continue reading 2000ad and Tornado Prog 160: "Shall I tell them, Pa?" "No, let me!" "I'll do it, Pa!" "Judge Dredd is a dead man!" Dredd hits Texas City – and Texas City hits back!
Ron Smith puts in a great cover with the Lawmaster the star of the show (though Dredd is centre stage). Tharg's Nerve Centre has the usual mix of reader's art and letters (plus a short story). The spaceship at the bottom of the page looks a lot like a Chris Foss spaceship - though I … Continue reading 2000ad and Tornado Prog 159: "Dredd to bike… Free me!" A judge's bike is his best friend. See Dredd clean up in Tomb of the Garbage God!
King Carlos provides the Fiends of the Eastern Front cover this prog, showing one of the German soldiers (could be Hans or Karl) cowering from a very batty Captain Constanta while some of his Rumanians watch on. Incidentally I see from blog logs that someone from Romania has viewed this blog - if you're wondering … Continue reading Get some Fiend-power into your Life with… 2000ad and Tornado Prog 158: "No! Please! At least wait till I've read this week's prog!"
This Kevin O'Neill cover purports to be from the Martian edition of 2000AD so shows Earth as the enemy (though there's nothing in the actual image to suggest which spaceship is from Earth and which from Mars). In case there's any doubt about who provided the cover art, Tharg's Nerve Centre has an artist credit … Continue reading 2000ad and Tornado Prog 157: "Look out! It's Earth-side Eddie and the Anti-Matter Kids!" Martian Edition, not for sale on Earth
For such a momentous cover, celebrating the third birthday of the prog, and the start of the Judge Child saga, you'd have thought a new image would have been commissioned - what's actually happened is that one of the panels from inside has been blown up and coloured... By the way, that line about the … Continue reading 2000ad and Tornado Prog 156: Zarjaz 3rd Birthday Issue! Have you Seen this Boy? The Judge Child – A great new Judge Dredd epic starts inside – in Colour!
This prog we have a Cam Kennedy V.C.s cover, showing the star-troopers and V.C.s in hand-to-hand combat while spacewalking. Tharg's Nerve Centre starts off with another plug for the Judge Child Quest (Judge Dredd won't be appearing in this prog though) and a trail for a special competition next prog. Reader's contributions include a call … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 155: Join the V.C.s… Vape a space-invader today!