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Appearing in "Robo-Hunter: The Beast of Blackheart Manor (part 5)"

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Villains:

  • The Beast
  • Robo-knights
  • Talbot the butler

Other characters:

  • The Earl

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Items:

  • Mace wielded by robo-knight
  • Axe stuck in Hoagy's head

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for "Robo-Hunter: The Beast of Blackheart Manor (part 5)"

Sam defeats some robo-knights and captures the Beast, but the mastermind behind the sinister occurrences at Blackheart Manor remains at large. When Sam starts questioning the household droids, Talbot the butler decides he will have to be... taken care of.

Appearing in "Tharg's Future Shocks: Alec Trench — Zombie! (part 2)"

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  • Baron Frankenstein

Other characters:

  • Igor
  • Police Commissioner 'Pincher' Morris

Locations:

  • London, February 1986

Items:

  • Resurrector machine

Vehicles:

  • Police helicopter

Synopsis for "Tharg's Future Shocks: Alec Trench — Zombie! (part 2)"

Alec Trench's mindless cadaver inadvertently causes the destruction of most of the population of London.

Appearing in "Judge Dredd: The Apocalypse War (part 20)"

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  • Judge Ivan and other Sov Judges

Other characters:

  • Judge Ocks
  • Judge Kwan
  • Med-Judge Costa
  • Judge McDonald
  • Judge Hamble
  • Judge Morant (speaks fluent Sov)

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Items:

  • Gas grenades

Vehicles:

  • Strato-V

Synopsis for "Judge Dredd: The Apocalypse War (part 20)"

Dredd and his crack squad hijack a Strato-V, kill the crew and plot a course for East-Meg One.

Appearing in "Ace Trucking Co.: Last Lug to Abbo Dabbo (part 5)"

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  • Spawny Plack, a no-good, lowdown, niffy, untucker trucker that nobody likes

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  • Pirates (in flashback)

Location:

  • Space

Items:

  • Tins of heebles (in flashback)

Vehicles:

  • Bloo Maru
  • Speedo Ghost
  • Spawny's Gurl (in flashback)

Synopsis for "Ace Trucking Co.: Last Lug to Abbo Dabbo (part 5)"

Ace and his crew start to hear the story of what happened to the Bloo Maru, and why they've all been acting so strangely.

Appearing in "The Mean Arena"

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  • Sourpuss
  • Ryk Rogan
  • Mike Slater
  • Screaming Sid
  • Dirty Nigel
  • Rollo Harti

Villains:

  • Allerton Ants

Other characters:

  • Kevin O'Connor, the commentator

Locations:

  • Northallerton, 2025 AD

Items:

  • Formic acid ant-gun

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for "The Mean Arena"

Matt Tallon declares the hunt for his brother's killers to be on again; Allerton Ants beat Slater's Slayers 10-0; the Slayers' sponsor tells them that he only backs winners.

Notes

Published by Fleetway on 15th May 1982. Sold for 16p in the UK.

Trivia

  • Also contains letters and pictures from readers in the Nerve Centre, plus more pictures in a 'Nerve Centre Extra'.
  • The back cover shows a final batch of cards sent in by readers to celebrate the fifth birthday of 2000 AD, this time in glorious technicolour.


Recommended reading

Some of these stories are also collected in trade paperbacks.

Links and references

The official website of 2000 AD includes an online shop.