The newspaper strips continue in to their third year (and were collected with those from 1981 to 1986 in a hardback edition a few years back). For the sake of logistics, I'm saving these up in to batches for coverage in this blog (it wouldn't exactly be practical to have one episode per day, interspersed … Continue reading The Daily Dredds: 1983
Eric Bradbury's been away for a while - he's back on this Tharg cover, featuring Burt, the Dictators of Zrag and Mike McMahon in the background. Tharg's Nerve Centre opens with an appeal for the Anthony Nolan Appeal, a charity involving a register of people to donate bone marrow. An earthlet asks what will happen … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 348: A zarjaz christmas to all earthlets! “Rub-a-dub-dub.. um… three dictators in a tub!” “Ho, ho, ho!” The Dictators’ family tree
Ron Smith is back with a second week of Judge Dredd dinosaur covers featuring speech balloons. Tharg's Nerve Centre has an earthlet pining for Ace Garp - he'll be back, but it's going to be some time. Judge Dredd: Bob & Carol & Ted & Ringo Pt 2 by T.B. Grover and Ron Smith continues … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 347: Bob & Carol & Ted & Ringo & Judge Dredd “Lishen, judge – you’re not gonna ⁝hic!⁝ believe thish…!”
A second week on the cover for Steve Dillon, and the third for this Dredd story - also the third to feature a werewolf, though this one is Dredd himself! Tharg's Nerve Centre and Tharg announces the first stage of Project Thrill-Power Unlimited with the advent of Sláine in two week's time. An earthlet writes … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 328: “I am the LAAAAH!” RIP!
Steve Dillon provides another Dredd werewolf cover, with colouring really bringing out the feeling of a white canine's fur. Tharg's Nerve Centre makes mention of the forthcoming annuals - which reminds me - when I get to them I'll also be 'mopping up' a few other publications which got missed out for various reasons. Tharg … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 327: Dredd – on the menu for the white werewolf!
Brett Ewins' cover shows K For Ken, a Nort missile and three G.I.s (it's a front view of Rogue so we can't see Bagman). Tharg's Nerve Centre has the announcement of Project Thrill-Power Unlimited! - ranging from annuals, new series (that'll be Sláine) and a mystery free gift (I think this is a Ron Smith … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 326: “Is this the death of a G.I.?”
Eric Bradbury is back on the cover and once again it's to illustrated a Tharg cover - I suspect this is the only wraparound cover Eric contributed to the galaxy's greatest. I may be imagining it, but I think he did one or two for Scream! though. Speaking of Scream! I won't be covering it … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 325: “Stand back, Burt – Prog Snatch!” Tharg Wars – Return of the Editor. Ro-Jaws reviews Return of the Jedi!
Ian Gibson shows the next panel from last week's cliffhanger on this cover. I may be wrong, but I think this was the last of the batch given to me by my neighbour in 1983. Tharg's Nerve Centre. One earthlet gives Tharg a chance to plug Nemesis the Warlock Book III and forthcoming thrill Slaine. … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 324: Robo Hunter returns to Brit-Cit “Dumb place to park a chair, ya crazy hume!” KRAAAK!
Brett Ewins put in a Rogue cover featuring the corporeal GI running and a stylistic take on this bio-chipped buddies. This was one of those 'fill-in' progs I got a few years after reading those before and after. Tharg's Nerve Centre is presented by Tharg Lynch (a reference to a soap opera character) and has … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 323: Meet Nu Earth’s genetic infantrymen If his number comes up, they all die!
You know you're in for a good Dredd story when the lettering droid has come up with a logo for it (Monkey Business at Charles Darwin Block, Block Mania) - though in this case it's simply the title of the story, with hair on it. This is a great cover if you like Steve Dillon's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 322: AAAAAAAROOO Cry of the Werewolf