Category Archives: 2000AD Comic

2000AD comic Prog #789 (27th June 1992)

2000AD Prog 789 cover

A look at some of my favourite covers from 2000AD comic

Prog #789 of 2000AD, the long-running British science-fiction anthology comic, featured this simple yet wonderfully evocative image of Button Man Harry Exton.
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2000AD comic Progs 953, 954 and 955 (1995)

2000 AD Prog 953

A closer look at some of my favourite covers from 2000AD comic

I’d originally planned for this series on 2000AD covers to showcase the comic’s non-Dredd covers but when I remembered these gems from August 1995 I couldn’t resist. Anyone familiar with this site will know that I’m a huge fan of both artist Chris Foss and 2000AD comic, so it’ll come as little surprise that the three poster covers the artist contributed to the long-running British anthology comic would count as some of my favourites. Continue reading 2000AD comic Progs 953, 954 and 955 (1995)

2000AD and Tornado comic Prog 171 (2 August 1980)

2000AD and Tornado Prog 171, 2 August 1980

I’m currently reading The Art of Judge Dredd, a 272 page hardback that collects covers from 2000AD, the long-running weekly British sci-fi comic, that feature the title’s best known character. While reading the book (which is well worth a look) it occurred to me that it’s a shame the book concentrates solely on Dredd, and not on some of the other great covers from the comic’s 38 year (and counting) history. So, in the spirit of redressing the balance, I thought I’d showcase one of my favourites. Continue reading 2000AD and Tornado comic Prog 171 (2 August 1980)

Dredd (2012)

dredd-2012-poster

“It’s all a deep end”

My introduction to the 22nd century Mega-City One lawman came via a copy of the 2000AD Annual from 1978, a Christmas gift from a relative. Although the two Judge Dredd stories were interesting they didn’t have that much of an impact on me. Rather it was the Dan Dare and MACH 1 stories that caught my eye. Saying that though, the graphic scene from the Dredd story ‘Whitey’s Brother’ where the villain gets disintegrated did creep me out. Continue reading Dredd (2012)

The Art of Brian Bolland

The Art of Brian Bolland

After graduating from London’s Central School of Art in 1974, Lincolnshire born artist Brian Bolland quickly gravitated towards the comics industry. A firm fan from an early age Bolland grew up on a steady diet of DC stories, with Green Lantern and The Flash being favourites. He spent a couple of years working on such diverse assignments as Powerman (an Nigerian published superhero comic) and House of Hammer magazine as well as illustrations for various fanzines and a short stint on Syd Jorden’s Jeff Hawke daily newspaper strip. In 1977 he came to the attention of UK publisher IPC who were on the lookout for artists for their proposed new weekly science fiction comic 2000AD. His first work for the title was the cover to Prog (issue) 11 and, after a few more covers, he was commissioned to draw the comics most popular character: Judge Dredd.

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