2000 AD Progs, Star Pin-Ups, Poster Covers, and thrill-power galore!

Mutie and the Beast star pin up. 2000 AD Sci Fi Special. 1987.

TVTA is pleased to present an utterly thrill-tastic selection of 1980s and 90s Prog covers, Star Pin-Ups, Poster Covers, and more from British comic publication 2000 AD – featuring art by Carlos Ezquerra, Kevin O’Neil, Ron Smith, Massimo Belardinelli, Dave Gibbons, Jim McCarthy, Cliff Robinson, Brett Ewins, John Ridgway, Henry Flint, and Loaf.

Rejoice, brothers (and sisters) of Death!

Many readers of 2000 AD will know about Judge Death and the Four Dark Judges…

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Brian Bolland.

But how about the Sisters of Death: Nausea and Phobia?

Below panels from Judge Dredd: The Dead Man. The Sisters of Death – Nausea and Phobia. Art by John Ridgway.

Feeling ssssick yet? If Nausea and Phobia are a bit too much for you, there’s always mutant vampire bounty hunter Durham Red…

Durham Red. 2000 AD Sci Fi Special 1989. Artist credited as SW?

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Never Mind The Adverts (Pt16) – Judge Dredd Mega Heroes by Mattel

We are the law!

Welcome to part 16 of TVTA’s series Never Mind The Adverts… Here Are The Toys!

Featuring: Judge Dredd Mega Heroes, by Mattel

In 1995, Mattel released a series of multi-pack action figures based on Judge Dredd characters from the British comic 2000 AD. The semi-articulated figures, which stand at around 2 to 3 inches (7 – 12 cm approx), come with an impressive amount of colour and detail, and were launched to coincide with the summer blockbuster film Judge Dredd, starring Sylvester Stallone and Diane Lane.

TVTA is pleased to present maximum thrill power images of the full 1995 loose set, including the impressively zarjaz ABC Robot, and Judge Dredd’s Lawmaster MK IV bike!

Judge Hershey and Block War Dredd.

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Happy 40th birthday 2000 AD

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Forty years ago today British comic 2000 AD published its first Prog and introduced us to a galaxy of characters that continue to thrill, amaze, astound, horrify and charm us to this day. Its characters, adverts, toys and covers have been popular here at TVTA over the past six years, so here is a selection of previously published images and a few new ones to celebrate the milestone. Happy 40th 2000 AD!

 


1977. Kevin O'Neill cover.

1977. Kevin O’Neill cover.


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.


Bad Company Goodbye, Krool World Peter Milligan Brett Ewins Jim McCarthy Steve Dillon 2000 AD 2005 cover by Brendan McCarthy

Bad Company Goodbye, Krool World Peter Milligan Brett Ewins Jim McCarthy Steve Dillon 2000 AD 2005 cover by Brendan McCarthy


1985. Eric Philips cover.

1985. Eric Philips cover.


2000 AD Dice Man #1 cover art by Glenn Fabry.

2000 AD Dice Man #1 cover art by Glenn Fabry.


1986. Brett Ewins cover.

1986. Brett Ewins cover.


2000 AD and Tornado. 1980.

2000 AD and Tornado. 1980.


2000 AD Monthly. 1987.

2000 AD Monthly. 1987.


1986. Brian Bolland cover.

1986. Brian Bolland cover.


UK. 2000 AD's Dice Man #1. 1986.

UK. 2000 AD’s Dice Man #1. 1986.


1995 Mega Heroes figures. Mattel.

1995 Mega Heroes figures. Mattel.


1995 Mega Heroes figures. Mattel.

1995 Mega Heroes figures. Mattel.


1999 Re-Action figures.

1999 Re-Action figures.


1999 Re-Action figures.

1999 Re-Action figures.


1999 Re-Action figures.

1999 Re-Action figures.


1986. Ad for Strontium Dog. Carlos Ezquerra.

1986. Ad for Strontium Dog. Carlos Ezquerra.


Prog 320. 1983.

Prog 320. 1983.


Prog 578. 1988.

Prog 578. 1988.


2000 AD. 1977.

2000 AD. 1977.


2000 AD. Tharg pin up.

2000 AD. Tharg pin up.


 

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.


 

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.


 

 

Latest ads: Star Trek, Dredd, Hex and V

Recently I picked up some 1980s French issues of Judge Dredd comic published by Aredit. As with the UK versions published by Eagle comics, most of the adverts featured inside are for other comic book publications. Here are four cool ads I found.

France. Judge Dredd 18. 1985. Legendary gunslinger Jonah Hex travels to the future in his latest adventure. Cover by Mark Texeira and Klaus Janson.

France. Judge Dredd 18. 1985. Legendary gunslinger Jonah Hex travels to the future in his latest adventure. Cover by Mark Texeira and Klaus Janson.

 

France. Judge Dredd 13. 1985. V... They're here...

France. Judge Dredd 13. 1985. V… They’re coming…

 

France. Judge Dredd 8. 1984. Star Trek II The search for Spock.

France. Judge Dredd 8. 1984. Star Trek II The search for Spock.

 

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.

 

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.