(13 August 1977)

IPC, 1977 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price:
0.09 GBP
Pages:
32
Indicia frequency:
every Monday
On-sale date:
1977-08-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
IPC Magazines Ltd.
Editing:
Kelvin Gosnell [as Tharg the Mighty]
Color:
Color cover; Mostly black and white interior
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Incomplete index. Sequences, story titles and credits updated from 2000 AD website..


Mega-City... Murder By Meteor! (Table of Contents)

Supercover Sagas / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Francisco Solano López
Inks:
Francisco Solano López
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

[Novatown] (Table of Contents)

Invasion / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Finley-Day
Pencils:
Mike Dorey
Inks:
Mike Dorey
Letters:
John Aldrich

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Bill Savage; Peter Silk; Charlie; Volgans
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

2000 AD Website gives story length as 5 pages.

Harlem Heroes [Part 25] (Table of Contents)

Harlem Heroes / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Tully
Pencils:
Massimo Belardinelli
Inks:
Massimo Belardinelli
Letters:
John Aldrich

Genre:
science fiction; sport
Characters:
Giant; Slim; Louis; Ulysses Cord; Hairy; The Teutonic Titans

Indexer Notes

Part 25 of 27.

The Night of the White Bear! (Table of Contents)

Shako / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
John Wagner
Pencils:
Ramon Sola
Inks:
Ramon Sola
Letters:
Jack Potter

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Shako; Deputy Chester Perry; Sheriff Barney Cox; Belle Cox; Jake Falmuth; Nurse Martha Hatchett

Indexer Notes

Shako Part 6 of 16.

King of the World (Table of Contents)

Tharg's Future-Shocks / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Moore
Pencils:
Joaquin Blasquez
Inks:
Joaquin Blasquez
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Frame

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Vikar

Indexer Notes

Pages 1 and 2 in colour, page three in black and white.

[Terror Train] (Table of Contents)

M.A.C.H. 1 / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Allen
Pencils:
Pierre Frisano
Inks:
Pierre Frisano
Letters:
John Aldrich

Genre:
science fiction; spy
Characters:
John Probe [M.A.C.H. 1]; Third World Terror Group; Felix Wraffen; Pierre
Reprints:

2000 A.D. Troubles! (Table of Contents)

Tharg / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Features alien designs sent in by readers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tharg's Nerve Centre / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Kelvin Gosnell [as Tharg the Mighty]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

You Bet Your Life (Table of Contents)

Judge Dredd / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
John Wagner
Pencils:
Ian Gibson
Inks:
Ian Gibson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Nuttall; John Aldrich

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Judge Dredd; Walter the Wobot; Baby Bob Nicely; Sheldon Weedy; Penelope Weedy; Granny Weedy; Morticia
Synopsis:
Judge Dredd tracks down a live broadcast of an illegal game show where contestants are killed if they give the wrong answer.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story parodies TV game shows including the long running "Take Your Pick" complete with its audience chorus of "Take the money, open the box!" which ran from 1955 to 1968, and "The Generation Game" (1971-1982 and 1990-2002). Host Baby Bob Nicely uses then Generation Game's host Bruce Forsyth's catchphrase "good game, good game!". And of course "You Bet Your Life" was the name of the classic U.S. game show that ran on both TV and radio between 1947 and 1961 hosted by Groucho Marx.

Pages 1-4 are in black in white, while page 5 (on the back cover) is in colour.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Mega-City... Murder By Meteor!
    Supercover Sagas
  2. 1. [Novatown]
    Invasion
  3. 2. Harlem Heroes [Part 25]
    Harlem Heroes
  4. 3. The Night of the White Bear!
    Shako
  5. 4. King of the World
    Tharg's Future-Shocks
  6. 5. [Terror Train]
    M.A.C.H. 1
  7. 6. 2000 A.D. Troubles!
    Tharg
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tharg's Nerve Centre
  9. 8. You Bet Your Life
    Judge Dredd
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steve Jenner
  • Gordon Keys
  • Valmiki Annamanthadoo
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Peter Croome
  • Karsten S.
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Morbus Iff
  • Gordon Keys