Category Archives: Judge Dredd

More 2000 AD art and covers

“It’s really quite simple. I don’t destroy anything. I just move my mind into things. And make their atoms dance.Sheeva.

Sheeva by Brett Ewins. Prog 578. 1988.

Sheeva by Brett Ewins. Prog 578. 1988.


As we near the 40th anniversary of British comic publication 2000 AD, TVTA presents yet another thrill-tastic selection of artwork and covers featuring Bad Company, Judge Dredd and Slaine, with art by Brett Ewins, Jim McCarthy, Glenn Fabry and Ian Gibson.


Megrim and Robyn. Cover by Glenn Fabry. Prog 524. 1987.

Megrim and Robyn. Cover by Glenn Fabry. Prog 524. 1987.


Bad Company II. Cover by Brett Ewins. Prog 548. 1987.

Bad Company II. Cover by Brett Ewins. Prog 548. 1987.


Pit Rat. Cover by Jim McCarthy. Prog 524. 1987.

Pit Rat. Cover by Jim McCarthy. Prog 524. 1987.


Full Mental Jacket. Cover by Ian Gibson, Prog 578. 1988.

Full Mental Jacket. Cover by Ian Gibson, Prog 578. 1988.


 

2000 AD comic ads and covers

A selection of adverts and covers from British comic 2000 AD.


UK. 2000 AD. Tharg pin up.

UK. 2000 AD. Tharg pin-up.


UK. 2000 AD. 1983. Ron Smith cover.

UK. 2000 AD. 1983. Ron Smith cover.


UK. 2000 AD. 1983.

UK. 2000 AD. 1983. Ron Smith cover.


Prog 580. 1988.

Prog 580. 1988.


Prog 578. 1988.

Prog 578. 1988.


 

Never mind the adverts… here are the toys (Pt4)

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L to R : Judges Anderson, Death and Dredd.

Welcome to part 4 of TVTA’s series Never Mind The Adverts.

In this edition we focus on the 1999 Re-Action Figures line for British comic 2000 AD. The series was short-lived, but did provide a good choice of classic characters from the comics. The loose set I picked up was complete but for the Durham Red and Johnny Alpha figures as featured in Strontium Dog. Included below are pictures of Judges Anderson, Dredd and Death from Judge Dredd, followed by Slaine and Ukko from Slaine.


Judge Anderson

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Judge Dredd

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Judge Death

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Slaine

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Slaine and Ukko

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Thanks for looking. Join us again soon for another Never Mind The Adverts!

2000 AD Comic adverts

The thrill-merchants back in the day may have long since closed, but The Vintage Toy Advertiser has some goodies for your viewing pleasure – a selection of totally scrotnig 2000 AD comic adverts!


UK. 2000 AD Monthly. 1987.

UK. 2000 AD Monthly. 1987.


UK. Eagle. 1984.

UK. Eagle. 1984.


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


UK. 2000 AD. 1977.

UK. 2000 AD. 1977.


 

 

Judge Dredd – 1995 Mega Heroes figures from Mattel

A good friend sent me a full loose set of Mattel’s 1995 Judge Dredd Mega Heroes multi pack figures. These figures are really cool and at around two to three inches in height are packed with a surprising amount of colour and detail true to the characters as they appeared in the JD comics.

Judge vs Mutant. Dredd on a Lawmaster MK IV bike with cursed Earth mutant.

Judge vs Mutant Lawmaster MKIV cursed Earth mutant

 

Squad Leader Judge Hunter, Mean Machine Angel and Chief Justice Fargo.

Mean Machine CJ Fargo Squad Leader Judge Hunter

 

Ugly Pugley, Fink Angel and Block War Dredd.

Ugly Pugley Block War Dredd Fink

Rico, Judge Death and Street Judge Hershey.

Rico Hershey Death

 

Under City Perp, Fergie and Lawgiver Dredd.

Under City Perp Lawgiver Dredd Fergie

 

ABC Robot and Riot Armor Dredd.

ABC Robot Riot armor Dredd

Comic covers: 2000 AD Judge Dredd and Co.

British comic 2000 AD has always been a firm favourite since I was a kid. For me their titles have consistently provided a colourful and anarchic, black-humoured universe full of sharply-observed characters.

My favourite characters were often the ones found in Mega-City One… Judges Dredd, Anderson and Hershey, The Dark Judges, the Angel Gang and so on. I’ve pulled a few random covers from my collection to show here. Some of the covers are from Eagle Comics which reprinted 2000 AD stories in a US style format during the mid-eighties. Hope you enjoy.

Historical overview: 2000 AD history


As I was preparing this post during the week I learned the sad news that Brett Ewins had passed away on the 16th February. Brett was a major contributor to many 2000 AD titles. The first two pictures in this post are by Brett. RIP dude.

1986. Brett Ewins cover.

1986. Brett Ewins cover.


Judge Anderson 11 1986 Brett Ewins POST

1986. Brett Ewins cover.


1977. Kevin O'Neill cover.

1977. Kevin O’Neill cover.


1985. Eric Philips cover.

1985. Eric Philips cover.


1985. Brian Bolland cover.

1985. Brian Bolland cover.


1985. Dave Gibbons cover.

1985. Dave Gibbons cover.


1986. Brian Bolland cover.

1986. Brian Bolland cover.


1986. Brian Bolland cover.

1986. Brian Bolland cover.


1986. Ad for Strontium Dog. Carlos Ezquerra.

1986. Ad for Strontium Dog. Carlos Ezquerra.


France. Judge Dredd 4. 1983. Brian Bolland back cover art for Judge Dredd.

France. Judge Dredd 4. 1983. Brian Bolland back cover art for Judge Dredd.