2000 AD #4
(19 March 1977)

IPC, 1977 Series
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Price
0.08 GBP
Pages
32
Indicia frequency
every Monday
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
IPC Magazines Ltd.
Editing
Pat Mills [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

indicia says "published every Monday." Cover says "in orbit every Saturday."


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dan Dare / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carlos Ezquerra
Inks
Carlos Ezquerra
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Dan Dare; Logan; M.A.C.H. 1

[The Resistance Part 4] (Table of Contents: 1)

Invasion / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Finley-Day
Pencils
Pat Wright
Inks
Pat Wright
Letters
Tom Frame

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bill Savage; Peter Silk; Brigadier Bentley Pearson; Blossom (death)
Synopsis
As Savage is shown around the secret base of the Official British Resistance, he discovers a traitor in their midst who then takes the Brigadier hostage.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title is from 2000 AD website.

[Flesh Book 1 Part 4] (Table of Contents: 2)

Flesh / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Armstrong
Pencils
Ramon Sola
Inks
Ramon Sola
Letters
Bill Nuttall

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Old One Eye; Earl Reagan; Joe Brontowski; Robot Marshal; "Claw" Carver
Synopsis
"The hag monster", a giant female tyrannosaur, "wants blood!" as she follows Earl and Joe to Carver City, where Joe desperately needs the services of the doctor there. His only cure? A living gland from a tyrannosaur's throat.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title is from 2000 AD website.

[Harlem Heroes Part 4] (Table of Contents: 3)

Harlem Heroes / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Tully
Pencils
Dave Gibbons
Inks
Dave Gibbons
Letters
Dave Gibbons

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Zack Harper; Giant; Hairy; Lannigan; Chico Travis; Slim; Louis Mayer
Synopsis
Zach's unprofessional aeroball playing gets him a stern lecture from Giant, as disembodied brain Louis Mayer recalls startling details about the car crash that took the lives of the original Harlem Heroes teammates.
Reprints

[Dan Dare Part 4] (Table of Contents: 4)

Dan Dare / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kelvin Gosnell
Pencils
Massimo Belardinelli
Inks
Massimo Belardinelli
Colors
? (pages 1 and 2 only)
Letters
Jack Potter

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dan Dare; Commander Monday; Logan (death); Dr. Ziggy Rodann
Synopsis
Monday, Dare, and the other spacers explore the dangerous surface of Jupiter, where they discover aliens of a different sort then what remains on their ship, the Odyssey.
Reprints

Nerve Centre (Table of Contents: 5)

letters page / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? [as Tharg the Mighty]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
Tharg demonstrates how he can grow to giant proportions to repair his spacecraft, which is disguised as a 32 floor office block.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Air Training Corps / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[To Kill A President] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Pat Mills
Pencils
Enio
Inks
Enio
Letters
John Aldrich

Genre
science fiction
Characters
John Probe; Colonel Krall (death); President Mudar (death); Sharpe
Synopsis
Probe must stop an invasion of Turkostan by assassinating the mad president of Irania but, with time running out, he lets himself be captured and tortured in a risky attempt at completing his mission.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title is from 2000 AD website.

[The Brotherhood of Darkness] (Table of Contents: 8)

Judge Dredd / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Malcolm Shaw
Pencils
Mike McMahon
Inks
Mike McMahon
Letters
Bill Nuttall

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Judge Dredd; The Brotherhood of Darkness
Synopsis
Judge Dredd must rescue the Mayor's son from the mutants in The Brotherhood of Darkness.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title is from 2000 AD website.

[Flesh] (Table of Contents: 9)

Flesh / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kevin O'Neill
Inks
Kevin O'Neill
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Earl Reagan
Synopsis
"This is the story of how flesh - Tender! Juicy! Full of Flavour! Reaches your dinner table!" Includes the catchy jingle "Flesh is fresh and good to eat... Flesh is lots of juicy meat! Flesh... it's the REAL thing!"

Indexer Notes

This is a 2000AD "Future Advert[isement]", but since it's a story-based "advertisement" for Flesh, I've labeled it as a "pinup" and not a literal "advertisement". The 2000AD website refers to this as a "futuregraph" (which tend to be pinups).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dan Dare
  2. 1. [The Resistance Part 4]
    Invasion
  3. 2. [Flesh Book 1 Part 4]
    Flesh
  4. 3. [Harlem Heroes Part 4]
    Harlem Heroes
  5. 4. [Dan Dare Part 4]
    Dan Dare
  6. 5. Nerve Centre
  7. 6. ["Only 14, but he's a marksman in the ATC."]
    Air Training Corps
  8. 7. [To Kill A President]
    M.A.C.H. 1
  9. 8. [The Brotherhood of Darkness]
    Judge Dredd
  10. 9. [Flesh]
    Flesh
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  • Gordon Keys
  • Morbus Iff
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