(18th September 1982)

IPC, 1977 Series
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Price:
0.18 GBP
Pages:
32
Indicia frequency:
Every Monday
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Steve MacManus
Color:
Color cover; Mostly black and white interior
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

A Stab In The Dark (Table of Contents)

Ace Trucking Co. / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Massimo Belardinelli
Inks:
Massimo Belardinelli
Colors:
Massimo Belardinelli ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Ace Garp

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Nerve Centre / letters page / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Steve MacManus [as Tharg The Fat]; Warren Ellis; G. Naylor
Pencils:
John Welding
Inks:
John Welding
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Warren Ellis of Benfleet, Essex praises the Judge Dredd Apocalypse War storyline ("carved of the stuff of which legends are made"). John Welding would go on to produce his own well-received self-published title in the 1990s.

The Kloistar Run Part 4 (Table of Contents)

Ace Trucking Co. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
John Wagner [as Grant Grover]; Alan Grant [as Grant Grover]
Pencils:
Massimo Belardinelli
Inks:
Massimo Belardinelli
Letters:
Steve Potter

Characters:
Ace Garp; GBH; High Priest; Jago Kain; Feek the Freak
Synopsis:
The High Priest of Kloistar is determined to sacrifice Garp.
Reprints:
  • In The Complete Ace Trucking Co. (2000AD Books, 2008 series) Vol 1 (2008)

Destiny's Angels Part 2 (Table of Contents)

Judge Dredd / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
John Wagner [as T. B. Grover]
Pencils:
Carlos Ezquerra
Inks:
Carlos Ezquerra
Colors:
Carlos Ezquerra
Letters:
Tony Jacob

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Fink Angel; Mean Machine Angel; Judge Child [Owen Krysler]; Grunwalder; Judge Dredd; Body-Belt Man
Synopsis:
While Judge Dredd is searching for Fink, the Judge Child resurrects Mean Machine to cause him more trouble.
Reprints:

Tharg's Mighty Micro Page (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Prehistoric computer programming!

The Marauders Part One (Table of Contents)

Rogue Trooper / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Finley-Day
Pencils:
Colin Wilson
Inks:
Colin Wilson
Letters:
Bill Nuttall

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rogue Trooper
Synopsis:
Rogue meets the Marauders, a group of deserters from both sides of the war who've united to serve their own ends.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Mean Arena / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
A. Ridgeway
Pencils:
Mike White
Inks:
Mike White
Letters:
Peter Knight

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Matt Tallon; Kevin O'Connor; Rollo Hartie; Paul Simpson; Brazen
Synopsis:
Tallon finally avenges his brother.
Reprints:
  • In 2000A.D. Extreme Edition (Rebellion, 2006 series) #28 (May 2008)

Indexer Notes

Correctly or otherwise, it is widely assumed that A. Ridgway is a pseudonym for main series writer Tom Tully. This is the final episode of Mean Arena in its original incarnation.

Sunburn (Table of Contents)

Tharg's Future Shocks / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Jesus Redondo
Inks:
Jesus Redondo
Colors:
Jesus Redondo ?
Letters:
Jack Potter

Genre:
humour; science fiction
Characters:
Roschach Skubbs
Synopsis:
In 2250 Earth has colonised the Sun, and one of the colonists has a problem: he's just murdered his wife and needs to dispose of her corpse.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Only the final story page, on the back cover, is in colour.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. A Stab In The Dark
    Ace Trucking Co.
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Nerve Centre
  3. 2. The Kloistar Run Part 4
    Ace Trucking Co.
  4. 3. Destiny's Angels Part 2
    Judge Dredd
  5. 4. Tharg's Mighty Micro Page
  6. 5. The Marauders Part One
    Rogue Trooper
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    The Mean Arena
  8. 7. Sunburn
    Tharg's Future Shocks
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Frank Plowright
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Morbus Iff
  • Gordon Keys