2000 AD #77
(12 August 1978)

IPC, 1977 Series
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Price
0.09 GBP
Pages
32
Indicia Frequency
every Monday
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
IPC Magazines Ltd.
Editing
Kelvin Gosnell [as Tharg the Mighty]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Judge Dredd / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Brian Bolland (signed)
Inks
Brian Bolland (signed)
Colors
Brian Bolland (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ho Ho Ho - What have we here, little man...
Genre
detective-mystery; science fiction
Characters
Judge Dredd; Jolly Green Giant

Indexer Notes

This is one of very few vintage Judge Dredd covers/stories not to have been reprinted for a long time, with the owners of the trademarked characters used not happy and only agreeing not to take any further action after an agreement that the stories would never see print again. Legal letters were also sent to webpages presenting the story online.

In October 2015 it was announced that due to changes in UK law concerning parody that these chapters would be reprinted.

Nerve Centre (Table of Contents: 1)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tharg
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Letters and artwork from readers

Verdus, Part 2 (Table of Contents: 2)

Sam Slade Robo-Hunter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner (credited as Mike Stott)
Pencils
José Ferrer (credited as Ferrer)
Inks
Ian Gibson (credited as Gibson)
Letters
Steve Potter (credited)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Sam Slade [Robo-Hunter]; Jim Kidd; QT
Synopsis
Sam Slade and Jim Kidd get to Verdus, but both have lost about 30 years. Jim Kidd is now a baby and Sam Slade a young man in his prime.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Main part of artwork is by Ferrer, characters of QT and Jim Kidd as a baby redrawn by Ian Gibson when he took over art chores for the series after the first three episodes had been written and drawn but not published.

Things To Come (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

100 Dinky Toy U.F.O. Interceptors Must Be Won (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Mutiny! Part Five (Table of Contents: 5)

Dan Dare / comic story / 5 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
Reprints

The Cursed Earth Game Part 3 (Table of Contents: 6)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Part of the Cursed Earth board game.

The Cursed Earth, Part 17: Giants Aren't Gentlemen! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Chris Lowder (credited as Jack Adrian)
Pencils
Brian Bolland (signed)
Inks
Brian Bolland (signed)
Colors
? (first page only)
Letters
Tom Frame (credited)

Genre
detective-mystery; science fiction
Characters
Judge Dredd; Jolly Green Giant; Colonel Sanders; Speedy Alka-Seltzer
Synopsis
Judge Dredd is captured by the Jolly Green Giant who tries to step on him. He escapes and ends up at a factory run by Colonel Sanders and filled with clones of Speedy Alka-Seltzer. Other clones of the Jolly Green Giant arrive and Dredd is captured and about to be subjected to brain surgery when the issue ends.

Indexer Notes

This is one of very few vintage Judge Dredd stories not to have been reprinted for a long time, with the owners of the trademarked characters used not happy and only agreeing not to take any further action after an agreement that the stories would never see print again. Legal letters were also sent to webpages presenting the story online.

In October 2015 it was announced that due to changes in UK law concerning parody that these chapters would be reprinted.

Two More Giant-Size Poster Magazines... (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Free Soccer Wallchart (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Ultimate Warrior (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Chris Stevens (credited)
Pencils
Pierre Frisano (credited as Frisano)
Inks
Pierre Frisano (credited as Frisano)
Letters
Jack Potter (credited)

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A warrior fighting droids comes up against the Reaper of Death
Reprints

Ant Wars, Part 7 (Table of Contents: 11)

Ant Wars / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Finley-Day (credited)
Pencils
Alfonso Azpiri (credited as Azpiri)
Inks
Alfonso Azpiri (credited as Azpiri)
Letters
Peter Knight (credited as Pete Knight)

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Cursed Earth Game (Table of Contents: 12)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Death Zone Passes for use in the game.

Indexer Notes

Back cover of comic

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Ho Ho Ho - What have we here, little man..."]
    Judge Dredd
  2. 1. Nerve Centre
  3. 2. Verdus, Part 2
    Sam Slade Robo-Hunter
  4. 3. Things To Come
  5. 4. 100 Dinky Toy U.F.O. Interceptors Must Be Won
  6. 5. Mutiny! Part Five
    Dan Dare
  7. 6. The Cursed Earth Game Part 3
  8. 7. The Cursed Earth, Part 17: Giants Aren't Gentlemen!
    Judge Dredd
  9. 8. Two More Giant-Size Poster Magazines...
  10. 9. Free Soccer Wallchart
  11. 10. The Ultimate Warrior
    Tharg's Future-Shocks
  12. 11. Ant Wars, Part 7
    Ant Wars
  13. 12. Cursed Earth Game
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