2000 AD #282
(18th September 1982)

IPC, 1977 Series
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0.18 GBP
Pages
32
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Every Monday
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
IPC Magazines Ltd.
Editing
Steve MacManus

A Stab in the Dark (Table of Contents)

Ace Trucking Co. / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Massimo Belardinelli
Inks
Massimo Belardinelli
Colors
Massimo Belardinelli
Letters
?

Genre
humour; science fiction
Characters
Ace Garp

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

Nerve Centre / letters page / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Steve MacManus (credited as Tharg The Fat)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Fan art from: John Welding

Letters from: Warren Ellis, G. Naylor

Warren Ellis of Benfleet, Essex praises the Judge Dredd Apocalypse War storyline ("carved of the stuff of which legends are made"). John Welding would go on to produce his own well-received self-published title in the 1990s.

The Kloistar Run, Part 4 (Table of Contents: 2)

Ace Trucking Co. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Grant (credited as Grant); John Wagner (credited as Grover)
Pencils
Massimo Belardinelli (credited as Belardinelli)
Inks
Massimo Belardinelli (credited as Belardinelli)
Letters
Steve Potter (credited)

Genre
humour; science fiction
Characters
Ace Garp; GBH; High Priest; Jago Kain; Feek the Freak
Synopsis
The High Priest of Kloistar is determined to sacrifice Garp.
Reprints

Destiny's Angels, Part 2 (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Alan Grant (credited as T. B. Grover); John Wagner (credited as T. B. Grover)
Pencils
Carlos Ezquerra (credited as C. Ezquerra)
Inks
Carlos Ezquerra (credited as C. Ezquerra)
Colors
Carlos Ezquerra (first two pages only)
Letters
Tony Jacob (credited as T. Jacob)

Genre
detective-mystery; science fiction
Characters
The Angel Gang [Fink Angel (antagonist); Mean Machine Angel (antagonist)]; Judge Child (antagonist); Judge Dredd (featured); The Grunwalder (antagonist); Body-Belt Man
Synopsis
While Judge Dredd is searching for Fink, the Judge Child resurrects Mean Machine to cause him more trouble.
Reprints
Keywords
Xanadu

Tharg's Mighty Micro Page (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Prehistoric computer programming!

The Marauders, Part 1 (Table of Contents: 5)

Rogue Trooper / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Finley-Day (credited)
Pencils
Colin Wilson (credited)
Inks
Colin Wilson (credited)
Letters
Bill Nuttall (credited)

Genre
science fiction; war
Characters
Rogue Trooper (featured)
Synopsis
Rogue meets the Marauders, a group of deserters from both sides of the war who've united to serve their own ends.
Reprints

The Video Game, Part 3 (Table of Contents: 6)

The Mean Arena / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
A. Ridgway (credited)
Pencils
Mike White (credited as M. White)
Inks
Mike White (credited as M. White)
Letters
Peter Knight (credited as P. Knight)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Matt Tallon; Kevin O'Connor; Rollo Hartie; Paul Simpson; Brazen
Synopsis
Tallon finally avenges his brother.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Correctly or otherwise, it is widely assumed that A. Ridgway is a pseudonym for main series writer Tom Tully. This is the final episode of Mean Arena in its original incarnation.

Sunburn (Table of Contents: 7)

Tharg's Future-Shocks / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Jesús Redondo (credited as J. Redondo)
Inks
Jesús Redondo (credited as J. Redondo)
Colors
Jesús Redondo ? (last page only)
Letters
Jack Potter (credited)

Genre
humour; science fiction
Characters
Rorschach Skubbs
Synopsis
In 2250 Earth has colonised the Sun, and one of the colonists has a problem: he's just murdered his wife and needs to dispose of her corpse.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Only the final story page, on the back cover, is in colour.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. A Stab in the Dark
    Ace Trucking Co.
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Nerve Centre
  3. 2. The Kloistar Run, Part 4
    Ace Trucking Co.
  4. 3. Destiny's Angels, Part 2
    Judge Dredd
  5. 4. Tharg's Mighty Micro Page
  6. 5. The Marauders, Part 1
    Rogue Trooper
  7. 6. The Video Game, Part 3
    The Mean Arena
  8. 7. Sunburn
    Tharg's Future-Shocks
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