This prog sees a departure from the usual style of cover, as (I believe) Pat Mills wanted to get Brian Bolland on board, but the artist was still on contract to produce comics for Nigeria. 1,351 more words
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2000AD Prog 16: Flight Z-40... Location Devil's Triangle... Amber Alert! We are being Attacked by the Capitol Building!
Another Bolland cover here, though I don’t find his distinctive style coming through in this recreation of the M.A.C.H.1 splash page. Not sure what Tharg told Brian to draw, but the presence of a ship and a conventional jet plane instead of the Blackbird that features in the story suggest either a breakdown of communication or script changes after the commission. 754 more words
Bolland’s second cover for 2000AD (his ‘day job’ was still illustrating Power Man for Nigeria at the time, but while Dave Gibbons and Kevin O’Neill (who had also drawn for Power Man) had managed to escape to 2000AD, the most Bolland managed in the early days was to provide roughly a third of the early 2000AD covers). 955 more words
2000AD Prog 14: The Dinosaurs have got us! The Pteranodons have got us! And now... the Spiders have got us!
It seems that most of the covers in the early days had speech bubbles on. Much later I’m sure years passed between covers featuring speech bubbles. 909 more words
While there’s one or two that jump out, I’m not a big fan of montage covers, and this one has been bodged from a number of sources. 660 more words
‘Bollo’ makes his first of many appearances this issue, depicting Commander Monday’s last flight. Bollo is, of course, Brian Bolland and while he has been responsible for many memorable comics (including… 870 more words