Young Alpha accepts the mission to save the Earth, even if it means saving everybody's lives, Bad Jack is determined to go to Earth, even if they have to kill to get there. The second world war ends - in the twenty second century! What to do with a robot butler? At the Souther / Nort peace pact, aliens attack!
"No, I AM your brother!" as we say a temporary goodbye to Nemesis and a longer goodbye to Termight. Peace in our time on Milicom. The Mega-Citizenry takes the fall. Security Pods chase the Mean Team through the skies of Artificon. Alpha and Sternhammer are back - but for how long? It's time for the Ragnarok Job!
Purity's flashback, Candida's flashback, now it's the turn of Thoth and Satanus! Mystery hands are going to make Rogue war. Judge Dredd: I am the... love? The Mean Team go on the run and being psychic isn't all it's cracked up to be.
King Carlos is back on the cover, showing Dredd get stretchered off. Tharg's Nerve Centre gives a thrill-power warning for the back of Prog 316, which will feature a Harry Twenty star pin-up (which will have been the first time I saw Harry). Sam Slade, Robo-Hunter: The Slaying of Slade Part 2 by Grant/Grover and … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 313: “Get Dredd down to the psycho-unit… I think he’s cracked up!”
Colin Wilson provides a Rogue Trooper cover, featuring a thought balloon. Whoever did the colours managed to complete the image by using blues and greens on Rogue's blue skin and trousers without it all merging into a mess (though shouldn't this scum sea be Orange)? Tharg's Nerve Centre explains that The Apocalypse War is back … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 269: “Nain! Nain!” Point blank! Rogue Trooper battles the terror of the deep!
According to Barney, this cover is by Robin Smith. A modified version of this cover will be appearing on the back of the Judge Dredd Annual from this year onwards (or possibly this is the modified version of the original badge appearing on the annuals). Tharg's Nerve Centre has a few food-themed letters, which is … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 262: Dredd DEAD?
Two progs after the last one, Sam Slade gets another cover (and wasn't that first one the same as a previous star scan, or am I mixing up images?) Following on from the ads for a free packet of KP Griddes with New Eagle and another IPC title, 2000AD 's in on the act as … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 261: “AAAAAH!” The Beast of Blackheart Manor strikes
Massimo's back - on the cover and in the prog as the long-awaited (well, postponed for a month) Ace Trucking Co starts this prog. In the Nerve Centre we find out that the North American Thril-Sucker exist in vast numbers as there is no 2000AD in the USA to combat them. Judge Dredd: Block Mania … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 244: "Hit them jackers with the old BLAZOOGA, BIFF!" "Hrrum! They never told me space trucking was going to be like this!" It could only happen to… Ace Trucking Co.
Iconic covers by Brian Bolland and Kevin O'Neill, this time it's Dave Gibbons' turn with the 'dead biochips' cover - Rogue haunted by the helmetted skulls of his war buddies, who are always with him. Wasn't an early version of Rogue Trooper literally going to be Rogue haunted by Helm, Gunnar and Bagman, either spiritually … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 241: Avenge our murder most foul!
Another prog, another classic cover - eye-catching, memorable and by Brian Bolland (probably laid out by Robin Smith - as most covers appear to have been at this time ('coz he was art editor)). In the Nerve Centre, Tharg hosts letters from one terran who spotted the page of a Robo-Hunter story among those taken … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 240: "So what's the cure?" "We don't know!" Block Mania