2000AD and Tornado Prog 173: “Help me, Judge Dredd! This planet’s sending me to pieces!”

For the second week in a row, Brian Bolland provides a Judge Dredd cover directly related to a scene in the week's episode (covers don't always relate to what's inside, as I'm sure you all know). I often forget to include the covers in my shortlist for grailpage, but it'll be difficult to forget this … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 173: “Help me, Judge Dredd! This planet’s sending me to pieces!”

2000AD and Tornado Prog 172: “Anything to report, Lopez?”

Brian Bolland takes Judge Lopez on a trip with this cover. I can only presume that in those pre-desktop computer days, Bolland had to draw the stretched versions of Hershey and Dredd by hand - and (of course) a great job he did as well. This prog would have gone on sale on Monday 4th … Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado Prog 172: “Anything to report, Lopez?”

Tornado No 17: The Money Shop

The It's Your Turn cover depicts a supermarket, though instead of food on the shelves, they're filled with coins and banknotes. I've a feeling I've seen the art style in some of the other comics I was reading when I first started reading 2000AD (Tiger, Eagle, etc) but wouldn't swear to it. As the Big … Continue reading Tornado No 17: The Money Shop

2000AD & Starlord Prog 119: Bill Savage is back in ‘Disaster 1990’! Hammer-Stein returns as the ABC Warrior!

The cover is taken from the James Bond: Moonraker film poster, with a few 2000AD-specific things pasted around the rest. Tharg's Nerve Centre features a short reader's story (punchline the human race wiped itself out) and a picture by future art droid Adrian Salmon! Judge Dredd: A Tale from Walter's Scwapbook (not actually titled, but … Continue reading 2000AD & Starlord Prog 119: Bill Savage is back in ‘Disaster 1990’! Hammer-Stein returns as the ABC Warrior!

Tornado No 14: The unbelievable is happening here at Wembley! Keegan, Brooking and Francis can only watch as young Davie Hunt skips past West Germany’s Schwarzenbeck on his way to his tenth goal!

The cover is titled "Wembley's Wonderboy!", is about football and encourages readers to come up with some explanation of what's going on. I'm not expecting any of these stories to be published before the comic merges with 2000AD and as I have no interest in football I won't bemoan this. The Big Editorial is given … Continue reading Tornado No 14: The unbelievable is happening here at Wembley! Keegan, Brooking and Francis can only watch as young Davie Hunt skips past West Germany’s Schwarzenbeck on his way to his tenth goal!

Tornado No 7: I’m going to stamp you out, Drago – once and for all!

The cover shows a scene from today's Victor Drago episode - not looking like its in the middle of a storm, or at night. The Big Editorial reveals that a) this is the last episode of the current Drago story and b) there will be a BIG change in the way the next one is … Continue reading Tornado No 7: I’m going to stamp you out, Drago – once and for all!

Tornado No 6: “The boy’s a wild animal! Hunt him down like a mad dog!”

This cover has Storm fleeing from a helicopter, and you know what that means? If a cover has a flying machine on it then send for Ian Kennedy! As with all other covers, this isn't credited (and I can't spot a signature anywhere) but it looks like Kennedy's style to me. The Big Editorial has … Continue reading Tornado No 6: “The boy’s a wild animal! Hunt him down like a mad dog!”