2000 AD #52
(18 February 1978)

IPC, 1977 Series
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32
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Kelvin Gosnell

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dan Dare / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Lowder (credited as Jack Adrian)
Pencils
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Colors
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Letters
Dave Gibbons (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'd say that thing was a coffin!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dan Dare; Hitman
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Indexer Notes

Cover is also first page of this issue's Dan Dare story.

[Doppelgänger, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 1)

Dan Dare / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Lowder (credited as Jack Adrian)
Pencils
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Letters
Dave Gibbons (credited)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dan Dare; Hitman; Bear
Synopsis
A floating coffin is retrieved from space, which upon opening, is found to contain an exact copy of Dare. The copy escapes and convinces the crew that he is the real Dan Dare.
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Indexer Notes

Story title from 2000 AD website.

The Visible Man, Part 6 (Table of Contents: 2)

The Visible Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Pat Mills (credited)
Pencils
José Pérez Montero (credited as Montero)
Inks
José Pérez Montero (credited as Montero)
Letters
Jack Potter (credited)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Frank Hart; Doctor Burnard
Synopsis
Hart, desperate for an antidote to his condition (ie. "visibility'- his transparent skin) agrees to go into space so the boffins can see the effect it has on the body's organs. Once in space he realises that they have no intention of giving him the antidote, so he refuses to come back.
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Colony Earth, Part 1 (Table of Contents: 3)

Colony Earth / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Watson (credited)
Pencils
Jim Watson (credited)
Inks
Jim Watson (credited)
Letters
Jack Potter (credited)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
James Hunter
Synopsis
NATO send Hunter (of Naval Intelligence) to investigate the disappearance in Arctic waters of British Trawler Lord Nelson and nuclear sub Drake.
He discovers the disappearances may be caused by extraterrestrials.
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Indexer Notes

New series.

[The Face-Change Crimes] (Table of Contents: 4)

Judge Dredd / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner (credited as John Howard)
Pencils
Brian Bolland (credited)
Inks
Brian Bolland (credited)
Colors
Brian Bolland (credited) (first two pages only)
Letters
Tom Frame (credited)

Genre
detective-mystery; science fiction
Characters
Judge-Marshal Dredd (featured); Al Tooley; Manny Bloom
Synopsis
Dredd uses a face-changing machine to infiltrate the Tooley gang, and gathers evidence of their bank-robbing activities facilitated by use of their own face-changing machine.
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Indexer Notes

Tooley gang choose to disguise themselves as 20th century comedians. They appear first as Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, then later as the Marx Brothers. Colour on first two pages only.

Solo Flip (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Chris Lowder (credited as Jack Adrian)
Pencils
Brian Bolland (credited)
Inks
Brian Bolland (credited)
Letters
Peter Knight (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pressure reduced. Ease yourself from chair.
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Cargo pilot flunks out on flight simulator.
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Indexer Notes

Title given as "Solo Flip" on 2000 AD website.

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

2000 AD Nerve Centre / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters, competitions, and readers illos. Answered by Tharg. Includes photo of Tharg.

Inferno, Part 17 (Table of Contents: 7)

Harlem Heroes / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Tully (credited)
Pencils
Massimo Belardinelli (credited)
Inks
Massimo Belardinelli (credited)
Letters
Tom Frame (credited)

Genre
science fiction; sport
Characters
Moody Bloo; Regal Eegle; Marvin; Giant; Clay; Teejay Cash; Zack; Louis
Synopsis
Retired Stunt-Biker Regal Eegle auditions for the Hellcats.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Walter the Wobot / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Collins (credited)
Pencils
Brian Bolland (credited)
Inks
Brian Bolland (credited)
Colors
Brian Bolland (credited)
Letters
John Aldrich (credited)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Walter the Wobot
Synopsis
Walter flees after a robot impersonating him robs Luna Bank 6.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I'd say that thing was a coffin!"]
    Dan Dare
  2. 1. [Doppelgänger, Part 1]
    Dan Dare
  3. 2. The Visible Man, Part 6
    The Visible Man
  4. 3. Colony Earth, Part 1
    Colony Earth
  5. 4. [The Face-Change Crimes]
    Judge Dredd
  6. 5. Solo Flip
    Tharg's Future-Shocks
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    2000 AD Nerve Centre
  8. 7. Inferno, Part 17
    Harlem Heroes
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Walter the Wobot
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