Prog 3 – 12th of March 1988

I have a fair collection of 2000AD progs.  Okay by a fair amount I mean them all, or at least all of the weeklies at least going all the way back to 1977. I didn’t collect them all each week myself and will write more about my acquisition another time but for today I thought I would share Prog3.  Why 3?  Well because I wanted to keep 1 and 2, which featured Dredd for the first time, for another time.

I am no student of these things and cannot truly do justice to the history of this most wonderful work but what I am most happy to do is to share from the huge piles of them scattered around my home.

It was published on the 12th of March 1977 costing 8p, and the stories featured can be seen below.  With a Colour front and back cover and double page middle spread it is still a thing of beauty to hold even today.  It smells amazing too and has lasted so well for something forty years old.  Sadly my copy doesn’t have the ‘Red Alert’ free gift but I don’t really mind, I collect them to read them and am less concerned with condition and such.  Click on the pictures below to take a look.HARLEM HEROES

Featuring Pat Mills’ FLESH, INVASION, M.A.C.H. 1, John Wagner’s Dredd and DAN DARE from Frank Hampson it packed a real punch.  Interesting, at this early stage there was no credit given  with the now familiar credits to artist, writer and letterer only appearing in later progs.

Author: Michael

Husband, dad,programmer, comic collector and proud Yorkshireman. I have no idea why im here or why im writing but i rather enjoy it. no great fan of punctuation;

10 thoughts on “Prog 3 – 12th of March 1988”

  1. Yay!!! Oohh… Dan Dare!! Love this!! I can’t believe you hold such a museum. These look fab!

    Man! Takes me back to my highschool and college days. I love nostalgia.


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  2. I might actually start showing the equivalent prog from 40 years ago each week I’m only a few out given that it started in March of 77 it would be quite interesting to see what was published 40 years ago

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  3. Why did my autocorrect make comics comical?😮 lol

    Just thinking… you might could introduce this blog in afterwards. Just saying. Maybe you did and I missed it. 😮

    Anyway… looks awesome so far. Cool beans!

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  4. Cool. I’ve never seen this comic. That cover “Shoot me boss, don’t let it eat me alive.” reminds me of the line in Serenity by Jayne, “I won’t get et! You shoot me if they take me!” Although I do think being in the dinosaur’s mouth, it may already be too late for cover guy… dun dun dun. Jayne was luckier.


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