An alien loose in Mega-City One, 3d printing, DR & Quinch Go Camping, how did Rogue and the boys get to the Polar Zone?
I'd have been too young to have watched Hill Street Blues, but I would probably have gotten the pun on this cover from Ron Smith. It's only know when I look it up that I find the blue vampire judges shown are named after characters from the show. A brief search suggests the vampires in … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 394: Tomorrow’s evil in the City of the Damned! “What the drokk…?” “The Hell Street Blues!”
The second half of the Judge Dredd story Wreckers gets its own cover, as the first half did - though this one is by story artist Steve Dillon. Tharg's Nerve Centre has saved up all the letters that had "P.S."s, including one pointing out the mistake on the readergraph from Prog 366. One reader suggests … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 375: Reckon you could survive in Mega-City One? “NO!” Beware the wreckers!
I wouldn't want to disparage Robin Smith's artwork, but getting the art editor to provide a cover featuring a Judge Dredd pose we've seen a few times before makes it look like he had to rustle something up at the last minute... Tharg's Nerve Centre - one earthlet boasts of reading 2000AD "at 30,000 feet … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 374: Hot lead – cold justice! “This is the law!”
Kim Raymond is on the cover as the artist depicts Rookie Dekker taking aim at a few perps. Tharg's Nerve Centre has a reader point out some seemingly inconsistent figures from an early prog as 16,000 oranges weighed three hundred tons, meaning each orange would have weighed 40lbs. Tharg responds that the oranges weigh around … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 372: BINGO! Dredd & Dekker play for creeps! “Your number’s up!” BINGO! Losers inside
Massimo Belardinelli is on the cover with a very fiery image featuring Sláine and (a now awakened) Medb. After having missed out the previous week's prog when it first came out I did get this one. Tharg's Nerve Centre is a Sláine special, featuring a warped Tharg, somebody doing a very close copy of Angie's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 341: Sláine – The Bride of Crom
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
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!”
Ian Gibson provides a striking cover containing Slade's tombstone, bordered by Hoagy and Stogie mourning the robo-hunter. We'll see this tombstone quite a bit, but more about that inside... Tharg's Nerve Centre has a note on the dates on the tombstone on the cover, apparently they put on your biological age on the grave, rather … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 312: “Sniff!” “Ay-yi-yi! senor Slade, he ees no more!” Robo-Hunter – the final case?
I shall stop saying that covers are classic, as we're in the era when just about every cover is a classic (apart from the ones cobbled together from interior art and promotional tie-ins). This one from McMahon sits somewhere between his iconic Dredd era and his tribal style on Slaine - the children playing in … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 296: “Merry christmas!”