Category: 1998

2000 AD Prog 1086 – Cover Date 25th March to 3…

2000 AD Prog 1086 – Cover Date 25th March to 31st March 1998
The Hitmen And Her!

Cover art by Sean Phillips

In this prog:

Judge Dredd: Revenge of the Taxidermist
Script: John Wagner / Art: Trevor Hairsine / Colours: Alan Craddock / Letters: Tom Frame

Durham Red: The Scarlet Cantos
Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Mark Harrison / Letters: Ellie De Ville

Anderson, Psi Division: Witch
Script: Alan Grant / Art: Steve Sampson / Letters: Steve Potter

Sinister Dexter: Hand Maid In Downlode
Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Andrew Currie / Colours: Dondie Cox / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

2000 AD Prog 1085 – Cover Date 18th March to 2…

2000 AD Prog 1085 – Cover Date 18th March to 24th March 1998
Judge, Jury and Excecutioner

Cover art by Jason Brashill

In this prog:

Judge Dredd: Pup Fiction
Script: John Wagner / Art: Cliff Robinson / Colours: Alan Craddock / Letters: Tom Frame

Durham Red: The Scarlet Cantos
Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Mark Harrison / Letters: Ellie De Ville

Sinister Dexter: Lyrical Bollards
Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Alex Ronald / Colours: Aloson Kirkpatrick / Letters: Steve Potter

2000 AD Prog 1085 – Cover Date 11th March to 1…

2000 AD Prog 1085 – Cover Date 11th March to 17th March 1998
Double Trouble – Durham Red Stalks Her Impostor

Cover art by Mark Harrison

In this prog:

Judge Dredd: Pup Fiction
Script: John Wagner / Art: Cliff Robinson / Colours: Alan Craddock / Letters: Tom Frame

Durham Red: The Scarlet Cantos
Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Mark Harrison / Letters: Ellie De Ville

Sinister Dexter: The Big Stiff
Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Alex Ronald / Colours: Aloson Kirkpatrick / Letters: Steve Potter

2000 AD Prog 1084 – Cover Date 25th February t…

2000 AD Prog 1084 – Cover Date 25th February to 10th March 1998
True Brit! 2000 AD Explodes the Cool Britannia Myth

Cover art by Dermot Power

Happy 21st Birthday 2000 AD! This is how we partied in 1998 – Judge Dredd and Mean Machine Angel go to Scotland and butt heads with a mutant clan; Nikolai Dante visits Britannia and saves the mad King Henry from being deposed; and Sinister Dexter go after Bob Hoskins and Michael Caine.

Meanwhile B.L.AI.R. 1 features a procession of late nineties pop culture cameos – Mystic Meg! Bob Monkhouse! Emma Bunton! Wotsisname Keith from The Prodigy! Paul McCartney!

B.L.A.I.R. 1 might just be the ultimate dodgy joke stretched way too far and I hope this is now the last we’ll see of it.

Durham Red takes a break this week as there is no way it would have fit into the Cool Britannia theme but we will get a double-length episode next prog – but that’s not next week because in 1998 this issue was on sale for a fortnight! A precursor to the xmas progs of the 2000′s.

In this prog:

Judge Dredd: Headbangers
Script: John Wagner / Art: Alex Ronald / Colours: Gary Cauldwell / Letters: Tom Frame

Nikolai Dante: Cruel Britannia
Script: Robbie Morrison / Art: Simon Fraser / Colours: Alison Kirkpatrck / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

B.L.A.I.R. 1: Criminal Record
Script: Alan Grant / Art: SB Davis / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

Sinister Dexter: London Town
Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Greg Staples / Letters: Ellie De Ville

2000 AD Prog 1083 – Cover Date 24th February 1…

2000 AD Prog 1083 – Cover Date 24th February 1998
Watch The Skies! Is This The End For The Men In Black?

Cover art by Dermot Power

In regards to the question posed by the cover – no, this is not the end for the Men in Black. However, we are nearing the end. Vector 13 closes it’s current run this prog but it will be back for at least one more batch of episodes later this year.

Judge Dredd: Missing also concludes this week with a satisfying wrap up involving a weaponised chandelier. Sinister Dexter was a bit of a weird one this week but a superb one-off Nikolai Dante more than compensates.

Next week is going to be interesting as 2000 AD celebrates it’s 21st birthday with a 48 page special – which was on sale for two weeks, a precurser to the 21st century’s christmas specials perhaps.

In this prog:

Judge Dredd: Missing
Script: John Wagner / Art: Lee Sullivan / Colours: Alan Craddock / Letters: Tom Frame

Sinister Dexter: The Merry Weirdo
Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Neal Brand / Letters: Ellie De Ville

Nikolai Dante: The Trouble With Arbatovs
Script: Robbie Morrison / Art: Simon Fraser / Colours: Alison Kirkpatrck / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

Vector 13: Case Six – Godhead Revisited
Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Neal Brand / Colours: Dondie Cox / Letters: Steve Potter

Durham Red: The Scarlet Cantos
Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Mark Harrison / Letters: Ellie De Ville

2000 AD Prog 1082 – Cover Date 17th February 1…

2000 AD Prog 1082 – Cover Date 17th February 1998
Last Stand!

Cover art by Steve Yeowell

Judge Dredd: Missing reaches a turning point this week as the circumstances around Dredd’s kidnapping are revealed and DeMarco, Giant and Guthrie start to close in on the Cronix the people-collector.

In this prog:

Judge Dredd: Missing
Script: John Wagner / Art: Lee Sullivan / Colours: Alan Craddock / Letters: Tom Frame

Sinister Dexter: Taking The Mick
Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Steve Yeowell / Letters: Ellie De Ville

Nikolai Dante: The Gulag Apocalyptic
Script: Robbie Morrison / Art: Henry Flint / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

Vector 13: Case Five – Seal of Solomon
Script: Gordon Rennie / Art: Alex Ronald / Colours: Gary Caldwell / Letters: Steve Potter

Durham Red: The Scarlet Cantos
Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Mark Harrison / Letters: Ellie De Ville

2000 AD Prog 1081 – Cover Date 10th February 1…

2000 AD Prog 1081 – Cover Date 10th February 1998
Bitch! Vamp Durham Red Goes Ballistic Inside

Cover art by Mark Harrison

In this prog:

Judge Dredd: Missing part 4
Script: John Wagner / Art: Lee Sullivan / Colours: Alan Craddock / Letters: Tom Frame

Sinister Dexter: Taking The Mick part 3
Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Steve Yeowell / Letters: Ellie De Ville

Nikolai Dante: The Gulag Apocalyptic part 3
Script: Robbie Morrison / Art: Henry Flint / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

Vector 13: Case Four- Einstein’s Monsters
Script: Gordon Rennie / Art: Cyril Julian / Colours: Dondie Cox / Letters: Steve Potter

Durham Red: The Scarlet Cantos part 4
Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Mark Harrison / Letters: Ellie De Ville

2000 AD Prog 1080 – Cover Date 3rd February 19…

2000 AD Prog 1080 – Cover Date 3rd February 1998
Cutting Edge!

Cover art by Henry Flint

In this prog:

Judge Dredd: Missing part 3
Script: John Wagner / Art: Lee Sullivan / Colours: Alan Craddock / Letters: Tom Frame

Sinister Dexter: Taking The Mick part 2
Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Steve Yeowell / Letters: Ellie De Ville

Nikolai Dante: The Gulag Apocalyptic part 2
Script: Robbie Morrison / Art: Henry Flint / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

Vector 13: Case Three – Shades of Grey
Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Robert McCallum / Colours: Dondie Cox / Letters: Steve Potter

Durham Red: The Scarlet Cantos part 3
Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Mark Harrison / Letters: Ellie De Ville

2000 AD Prog 1079 – Cover Date 27th January 19…

2000 AD Prog 1079 – Cover Date 27th January 1998
Have You Seen This Judge? Joe Dredd – Dead? DeMarco Investigates

Cover art by Jason Brashill

Nikolai Dante joins the new 1998 line-up this prog as the second phase of his adventures begins as he travels to Romanov controlled space and the gulag world of Samovar!

In this prog:

Judge Dredd: Missing part 2
Script: John Wagner / Art: Lee Sullivan / Colours: Alan Craddock / Letters: Tom Frame

Sinister Dexter: Taking The Mick part 1
Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Steve Yeowell / Letters: Ellie De Ville

Nikolai Dante: The Gulag Apocalyptic part 1
Script: Robbie Morrison / Art: Henry Flint / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

Vector 13: Case Two – Chill Out
Script: D McDonagh / Art: Charles Gillespie / Letters: Steve Potter

Durham Red: The Scarlet Cantos part 2
Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Mark Harrison / Letters: Ellie De Ville

2000 AD Prog 1078 – Cover Date 20th January 19…

2000 AD Prog 1078 – Cover Date 20th January 1998
Vamp – Durham Red Returns In A Star-Spanning Saga, The Scarlet Cantos

Cover art by Mark Harrison

The big action this prog is the first part of Dan Abnett and Mark Harrison’s Durham Red series – sending the vampiric Strontium Dog off into a completely new direction set in the far far future. I remember this being a bit of an epic and I’m excited to read it again. The Judge Dredd story is also fairly important as it reintroduces Galen DeMarco (still a judge at this time – but for how much longer?).

In this prog:

Judge Dredd: Missing part 1
Script: John Wagner / Art: Lee Sullivan / Colours: Alan Craddock / Letters: Tom Frame

Sinister Dexter: Dressed To Kill
Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Siku / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

Vector 13: Case One – Houdini
Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Robert McCallum / Colours: Dondie Cox / Letters: Ellie De Ville

Durham Red: The Scarlet Cantos part 1
Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Mark Harrison / Letters: Ellie De Ville