2000 AD #57
(25 March 1978)

IPC, 1977 Series
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0.09 GBP
Pages
32
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every Monday
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
IPC Magazines Ltd.
Editing
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
Another bash like that and we're gonna burst open like a cracked egg!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dan Dare; Hitman
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Indexer Notes

First page of Dan Dare story.

[Waterworld, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 1)

Dan Dare / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Still goin' down.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dan Dare; Hitman; Ley; Miller; Schuyler
Synopsis
On an alien planet totally covered by water Dare and his crew are stranded on the bottom. When Dare goes out to scout around he is rescued from a fall into a mud-pit by some humanoids, but he is not sure if they are friendly.
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The Dolphin Tapes, Part 4 (Table of Contents: 2)

M.A.C.H. 1 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Steve MacManus (credited as Oniano)
Pencils
José Pérez Montero (credited as Montero)
Inks
José Pérez Montero (credited as Montero)
Letters
Jack Potter (credited)

Genre
science fiction; spy
Characters
John Probe; Luigi Scarlotti; Hacker; Bob Peel
Synopsis
Scarlotti brings the roof of the underwater complex down as he escapes with the tapes, leaving the battling Probe and Hacker to their fate. With the help of the transformed Bob Peel (who dies as a result), Probe overcomes Hacker and makes off after Scarlotti, who drowns in quicksand as he tries to complete his escape through the Everglades above.
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Colony Earth, Part 6: The Aliens Are Changing Earth's Climate (Table of Contents: 3)

Colony Earth / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Watson (credited)
Pencils
Jim Watson (credited)
Inks
Jim Watson (credited)
Letters
Peter Knight (credited)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
James Hunter; Philip Vandenberg
Synopsis
Highly advanced aliens have started a new ice-age with ocean levels dropping 100 feet overnight. Using a captured alien robot and anti-grav buggy, Hunter and Vandenberg race to a satellite tracking station that is under attack, and succeed in bringing down the alien saucer. A dying technician tells them they had just located a giant alien satellite when they were attacked. Hunter and Vandenberg then head over to investigate the fallen saucer.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Oxygen Board (Table of Contents: 5)

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
Luna City One Judges [Judge-Marshal Dredd (featured); Judge Tex (guest)]; Mr. Smith; Lunk
Synopsis
The Tranq Gas gang pump knock-out gas through the system that feeds air to Luna-1. With the citizenry unconscious, they then go on a crime spree. As Judges struggle to cope the gang get away clean. 53,000 die in the city. Retribution comes in the form of the Oxygen Board who cut off the air supply to the gang's hideout for none-payment of bills. They asphyxiate on top of the loot.
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Indexer Notes

Only the first two pages are in colour.

Story title from the previous prog.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Letters
Tharg; typeset

Characters
Tharg
Synopsis
Letters, reader illo, competition results.

Galactic Crush (Table of Contents: 8)

Encounter / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Preston (credited)
Pencils
José Ferrer (credited)
Inks
José Ferrer (credited)
Letters
Tony Jacob (credited)

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A dating-agency match-up goes wrong.

Indexer Notes

Described as Fourth Encounter in an Occasional series.

Inferno, Part 22: Jet-Pack Explosion (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
science fiction; sport
Characters
John Clay; Marvin; Junk; Jaws Jessel; Moody Bloo; Eegle; Louis Mayer
Synopsis
The Hellcats succeed in beating the Sharks, even after Clay's jet-pack explodes. The prize is a new Superliner.
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Wadio Walt (Table of Contents: 10)

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
Steve Potter (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Pop-Pickers
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Judge Dredd (guest); Walter the Wobot (featured); O.B. Noxious
Synopsis
Dredd puts a Pirate Radio station off the air after Walter guests on the show.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Another bash like that and we're gonna burst open like a cracked egg!"]
    Dan Dare
  2. 1. [Waterworld, Part 2]
    Dan Dare
  3. 2. The Dolphin Tapes, Part 4
    M.A.C.H. 1
  4. 3. Colony Earth, Part 6: The Aliens Are Changing Earth's Climate
    Colony Earth
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. The Oxygen Board
    Judge Dredd
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    2000 AD Nerve Centre
  9. 8. Galactic Crush
    Encounter
  10. 9. Inferno, Part 22: Jet-Pack Explosion
    Harlem Heroes
  11. 10. Wadio Walt
    Walter the Wobot
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