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
For the second week running a wraparound cover (no instructions on 'how to activate' this week though). I'm trying to avoid saying "this week's prog cover is classic" as the nostalgia of my very first progs may colour my opinion - but this one from Carlos Ezquerra is undeniably a classic cover! Unfortunately the child … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 333: “Um… synthi-sausage!” On the trail of the World Eating Championships.
This wraparound cover by Massimo Bellardinelli has, I think, a first for 2000AD - we've had nudity from the very first prog, but this one puts it on the cover, but for body paint. This was one of the posters / cover posters which adorned my wall as a child. Tharg plugs both next prog's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 332: The Battle of Dun Barc
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!
Massimo does it again - the perfect combination of natural forms (in this case waves) and bizarre shapes (here a future city) on this cover. Tharg's Nerve Centre - if you didn't know what Boys from the Black Stuff was, then 2000AD was there for you, though not in so many words as a reader … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 311: Tidal Terror on Torquan!
cover Tharg's Nerve Centre collectively answers the question posed in Prog 298, revealing that Rawhide was currently being shown in the London area, Rowdy Yates was a 'drag' played by Clint Eastwood and Gil Favor was played by Eric Fleming. Tharg admonishes a query about the practicality of Judge Anderson wearing high heels, claiming it's … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 309: Destruction of the Gambling Ship Miziz-ippi IV!
In his time between illustrating the misadventures of Ace Garp and starting work on Sláine Belardinelli seems to be working on a mixed bag of projects, and this one is a wraparound cover. Skimming ahead in the prog there's a text feature on it so I won't say any more now. Tharg's Nerve Centre is … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 304: Secret of the Bermuda Triangle?
Second week running, Ian Gibson is back on the cover and this time it's a wraparound heralding the new Robo-Hunter story - with the Human League on the back - which reminds me - Dare I write a blog post on the Human League? In Tharg's Nerve Centre one earthlet with a double-barrelled name falsely … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 292: National Song Year declared in Brit-Cit! Robo Hunter stars in Play it Again, Sam!
Ian Gibson signs his own name on this wraparound cover. A bunch of robots are queuing in line to pick up babies (though one is dropping one on their head). It's alright though, the text tells us that they're unemployed robots re-training as Nursery-Bots, using lifelike models of young humes. As you'd expect from Gibson, … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 209: “Hey, come back with my baby!” “Push off, creep! You ain’t fit to raise monkeys!” “WAAAGHH!”
2000AD Prog 198 cover, art by 'Q Twerk' Ian Gibson brings in a wrap-around cover depicting a swarm of Thrill-Suckers (though signs it Q. Twerk - I know Ezquerra uses other names when he's not happy with the work he did, but I'm not sure about Gibson). It's not often you'll get a skinhead eating … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 198: “By the right… SWARM!” Revenge of the Thrill-Suckers!