Awwwww yeeeeeeah found my fav Dredd storyline!!!
Another amazing belated birthday present: 20 issues of 2000AD in perfect condition, including issue 1 from 1985!
Powerful all-action Rogue Trooper for cover of Best of 2000AD Monthly107(Aug’94)by Kev Walker still,incredibly(!)with free tattoo!
Accepting a kidnap/ransom job(see previous post)with fellow galactic Search/Destroy(S/D)agent,mutant vampire Durham Red,Johnny Alpha heads to planet Kaiak,where the indigenous inhabitants have grown tired of human colonial rule.
Cover to Best of 2000AD Monthly 97,Oct’93(originally rear cover StarScan Prog561,18Feb’88)from mutant master Carlos Ezquerra!
Steve Cook has a lovely Dredd cover by Brian Bolland:
Camera-ready artwork from 1987; not original art, but a paste-up of pmt’s and Letraset. Another prime Dredd piece by Brian Bolland.
More from Steve Cook:
The Best of 2000AD Monthly #49 - October, 1989. Once again accessing the original film separations from the Fleetway archives, this Judge Dredd cover by Brendan McCarthy from 1983. I added white line Letratone to the background scene on the pmt to make the character in the foreground stand out more, then coloured Dredd with Photocolor - photographic dyes. Not as good as computer colouring, but that was still a few years away.
Steve Cook provides a fine Judge Anderson cover and some background:
Here’s a great cover illustration by Brett Ewins. I always loved Brett’s Judge Anderson. This was for The Best of 2000AD Monthly #60 - Sept 1990.There wasn’t much of a budget for the monthly reprint titles in the Command Module back then, so I used to patch some of the covers together using the black film from the cmyk separations of the original issue. These were kept in the cavernous Fleetway archives. I’d then print up some pmt’s (photo-mechanical transfers) and colour them myself.Because a pmt is essentially photographic paper, I experimented on this by using photo retouching dyes which produced amazingly vivid colours. The only down-side was that they were particularly tricky to use and mistakes could not be easily rectified the way they can with paint. After I’d coloured her, Anderson was cut-out with a trusty scalpel and stuck onto an acetate overlay. I then specified the colours for the background image when it went to the repro house. I think the background characters were a deep maroon on the printed issue.
For more of Brett’s work, check out The Art of Brett Ewins, Edited by Alan McKenzie and published by Air Pirate Press, right here…
Continuing the series on 2000AD’s brief appearances on TV and film, this from Nuns on the Run:
Film released 4th May 1990
The Best of 2000AD Monthly issue 45 (June 1989) appears 17 minutes into the film.
The classic first pic of Rogue Trooper by Dave Gibbons which first appeared on the back of Prog 216, June 1981.