2000 AD #78
(19 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]
Color
Color cover; Mostly black and white interior
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

War Declared On Humanity (Table of Contents)

Ant Wars / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Preston
Pencils
Azpiri ?
Inks
Azpiri ?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover is set up like a newspaper.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Nerve Centre / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Tharg]
Pencils
Robert West (photo)
Inks
Robert West (photo)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters and artwork from readers.

Robo-Hunter [Verdus Part 3] (Table of Contents: 2)

Robo-Hunter / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner [as T. B. Grover]
Pencils
Ian Gibson [as Gibson]; Jose Luis Ferrer [as Ferrer]
Inks
Ian Gibson [as Gibson]; Jose Luis Ferrer [as Ferrer]
Letters
Steve Potter (credited)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Sam Slade [Robo-Hunter]; Jim Kidd; QT
Synopsis
Sam Slade and Jim Kidd are captured by robots and find out what happened to all the humans.
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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.

Nothing on Earth! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Chris Lowder [as Jack Adrian]
Pencils
Pierre Frisano [as Frisano]
Inks
Pierre Frisano [as Frisano]
Letters
Jack Potter (credited)

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
The army destroys an enemy spaceship filled with revolting octopus creatures but spares one with aliens that look like teddy bears.
Reprints

[Mutiny! Part Six] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dan Dare
Reprints

Indexer Notes

End of storyline

The Cursed Earth Game Part 4 (Table of Contents: 5)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Part of the board for the Cursed Earth game.

The Cursed Earth Chapter 18 Soul Food (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Judge Dredd; Jolly Green Giant; Colonel Sanders; Speedy Alka-Seltzer; The Michelin Man
Synopsis
Judge Dredd escapes from Colonel Sanders when the various invented clones attack the Jolly Green Giant.

Indexer Notes

Only the first two pages are in colour. 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.

Captain Staedtler and His Cosmic Colours (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Free Soccer Wallchart (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

You Too Can Be a Guardian of the Skies (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Ant Wars [Part 8] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Gerry Finley-Day (credited)
Pencils
Azpiri (credited)
Inks
Azpiri (credited)
Letters
Steve Potter (credited)

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Nerve Centre Extra / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Tharg]
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers.

Free League Ladders (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Judge Dredd Wins Eagle Award (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Cursed Earth Game (Table of Contents: 14)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Death Zone Move Cards

Indexer Notes

Back cover of comic

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. War Declared On Humanity
    Ant Wars
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Nerve Centre
  3. 2. Robo-Hunter [Verdus Part 3]
    Robo-Hunter
  4. 3. Nothing on Earth!
    Tharg's Future Shocks
  5. 4. [Mutiny! Part Six]
    Dan Dare
  6. 5. The Cursed Earth Game Part 4
  7. 6. The Cursed Earth Chapter 18 Soul Food
    Judge Dredd
  8. 7. Captain Staedtler and His Cosmic Colours
  9. 8. Free Soccer Wallchart
  10. 9. You Too Can Be a Guardian of the Skies
  11. 10. Ant Wars [Part 8]
    Ant Wars
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Nerve Centre Extra
  13. 12. Free League Ladders
  14. 13. Judge Dredd Wins Eagle Award
  15. 14. Cursed Earth Game
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Steve Jenner
  • Gordon Keys
  • Jim Van Dore
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  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
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