Actually Earthlet Llama King,
the Tumblrdroid posted a feature on the best of Alan Moore's Future Shocks in a follow-up to the Northampton Bard’s 60th birthday a couple of months ago, prominently including the double-decker domed one!
However The Man With The Two-Storey Brain has only ever appeared in 6 short stories, and only 4 of those under his own title. Perhaps, we’ll have a trawl through the archives at some point, but things tend to go wrong when “the smartest man in the universe” gets let out!
All these stories (and loads more!) can be found in our Alan Moore “Shocking Futures” GN - available from our shop!
Judge Death fan-art by UK illustrator, David Hitchcock.
Dredd vs Doom
Judge Dredd and video game mash-up fan-art by Fernando Pinto.
Quite Frankly, Genius: The Art Of Vincent Deighan!
Vincent Deighan - better known as Frank Quitely (All-Star Superman, The Authority, Batman & Robin, New X-Men etc.) - before becoming a comics superstar, made his name on the Judge Dredd Megazine co-creating Missionary Man - the story of a corrupt ex-Texas City Judge who has found religion, and is determined to spread the word to the godless heathens of the Cursed Earth, with his own brand of Justice and huge twin Colt Widowmaker 5000 revolvers! - the first of many such collaborations with fellow Scotsmen..
- Salvation At the Last Chance Saloon (Meg2.29,29May’93)
- A Town Called Intolerance (Meg2.30,12Jun’93)
- Bad Moon Rising (Megs2.50-55,1Apr-10Jun’94).All written with script droid Robbie Morrison.
- Shimura (Megs2.37-29,18Sep-10Oct’93). Robbie Morrison(w).
- Babes With Big Bazookas (Meg3.21,1Sep’96). Morrison(w)
Although only responsible for these few episodes, Quitely's spectacular art will never be forgotten by readers of the Megazine, and his obvious talent was recognised by the mainstream U.S. market, leading him to illustrate such major titles as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.
- Quitely returned to celebrate 20 years of the Megazine with a fabulous new Inaba cover (Meg301,14Sep’10).
You can see more of the fan-favourite artist at work in a fascinating documentary What Do Artists Do All Day? on the BBC i-Player.
Warning!! This documentary finishes on the i-Player today!
Can’t wait for Wednesday for your weekly dose of Thrill Power? Catch a mini-fix right here in the form of this preview:
Will Dredd become worm food in the latest issue of 2000 AD which is out this Wednesday! Also inside, there’s Grey Area, ABC Warriors, Future Shocks and Tharg’s 3rillers! 2000 AD Prog 1872 will be available worldwide day-and-date DRM-free digital on Wednesday through the 2000 AD webshop or the 2000 AD iPad app!
Written by: Dan Abnett, Pat Mills, David Bailie, Michael Carroll & Eddie Robson
Drawn by: Nick Dyer, Clint Langley, Jon Davis-Hunt & Mark Harrison.
Colours by: Chris Blythe & Gary Caldwell
Law-ed Of All He Surveys!
Stunning Judge Dredd images from two of the best in the business:
Dredd: Squirm! 
Mega-City One, 2130 AD. This vast urban nightmare on the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America is home to 400 million citizens, every one a potential criminal. With lawlessness rife, only the Judges can prevent total anarchy. These future lawmen are judge, jury and executioner. Toughest of them all is Judge Dredd - he is the Law!
Tharg’s Terror Tales: The Icarus Incident 
Experience the terrifying side of Thrill-power with these one-off tales from beyond the shadowy veil of sanity. Whether they be ghostly goings-on that send shivers up the spine or guts-to-thewall splatterfests that sear the retina and paralyse the mind, nothing is what it seems in these glimpses of a horrifying realm beyond our own…
A.B.C. Warriors: Return to Mars 
Mars, the far future. War droids created for a conflict that ended centuries ago, the A.B.C. Warriors are resistant to Atomic, Bacterial and Chemical warfare. Recruited to bring peace to the civil war-ravaged frontier colonies on the Red Planet, the Mek-nificent Seven comprise leader Hammerstein, the mystical Deadlock, sharpshooter Joe Pineapples, the brutish Mongrol, voice of Mars Steelhorn, the treacherous Blackblood, and the pin-headed battle-tank Mek-Quake.
Grey Area: Rates of Exchange 
North America, the near future. The Global Exo Segregation Zone – aka the GREY AREA – is a huge sector in Arizona given over to housing the large number of extra-terrestrial immigrants that arrive on Earth seeking a new home. A massive shanty town that acts as a holding area, it’s policed by Exo Transfer Control squads, heavily armed and armoured cops that patrol and keep the peace amongst the aliens.
Tharg’s 3rillers Present: After the Vengeance 
Three episodes, one complete, self-contained story - a condensed hit of super-charged Thrill-power beamed to you directly from the Nerve Centre! Cosmo Nibs is a notorious grifter, his scams aided by the voice chip he has in his possession with which he can persuade anyone of anything he says. But Nibs is about to have a very bad day, and things are only going to get worse…
Judge Dredd - Bubba Zebill
Some fine Judge Dredd art to be raffled off as a charity prize for a very good cause - Acorn’s Children Hospice.
More details here
2000AD Forum Art Comp. (Mar’14) - Landscapes
Fascinating theme for this month’s Forum competition - Landscapes, from the many fantastical worlds created in the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic™.
Lets start with these multiple posts from regular forum contributor, Pictsy and her vibrant visions of some of the best and least known vistas found in the future and far-flung corners of the 2000AD universe…
- Refugees affected by the conflict on the war-ravaged planet of Nu Earth, home of Genetic Infantryman, the Rogue Trooper.
- Condemned prisoner, Adam Cadman awoke to find himself in the twisting, labyrinthine realm known as Mazeworld.
- More future firepower on a world rocked by industrial civil wars, Vainglory 5, home to Major Sancho Panzer and his bloody great sentient battle tank-for-hire, Mojo!
- On a mandatory Cadet training exercise across the Cursed Earth, known as the Hotdog Run, Judges Dredd, DeMarco and their party come across the remote forest settlement of Treetown - home of the Spiderfolk.
You can see more of Pictsy's 2000AD-related art on her DeviantArt page.
After a brief interlude for the box of delights,which was recent 30th anniversary retrospective, Book Of Scars - featuring contributions from original series artists, including Mick McMahon, Glenn Fabry and Simon Bisley - we continue our chronological history of warped warrior, Sláine MacRoth.
Having reached roughly halfway through Sláine's adventures thus far, with the celtic hero becoming the Lord Of Misrule (see previous posts), we come now to landmark Prog 1000 (12Jul’96): The Bowels Of Hell.
On a mission for the Earth Goddess, Danu Sláine and (not-so) trusty sidekick, Ukko the Dwarf find themselves at the Gates of the Underworld and discover a sacred ritual being defiled by unscrupulous priests to bilk wealthy citizens out of their fortunes.
Using an elaborate rouse involving an enormous, freakish three-headed hound, frightening imagery, unearthly wailing and a noxious brew to keep their terrified victims suitably disoriented, these supposedly spiritual conmen would then present the unfortunate mark with a “vision" of a deceased relative who would then encourage their loved one to donate half of their wealth to the wise holy men who had brought them there!
Enraged by this abasement of the Goddess, her sacred rituals and hallowed places, Sláine's legendary warp spasm is brought on, turning him into a raging beast - a thing unheard of!
The priests quickly fell to his savage power, all of them cut down by his mighty axe, ‘Brainbiter' (he didn’t think it too many) and Sláine calms, although his patience is tested when Ukko suggests they stay to continue the ingenious scheme being practised by the now-dead avaricious priests!
The pair continue on toward the real River Styx, to their next mission through time, in the epic search for… the Treasures Of Britain!
Cover art (top): Milestone Prog 1000 (26Jul’96) - Jason Brashill