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"The Bad Boys Bust (part four)"
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Appearing in "The Bad Boys Bust (part four)"

Featured characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

  • Bubo and his Bad Boys

Other characters:

  • Medical staff
  • Lots of other Gronks

Locations:

  • The town of Jobsville on the frontier planet Alzir
  • The planet Blas in the Gallego system

Items:

  • Wulf's Happy Stick

Vehicles:

  • Train
  • Mork

Synopsis for "The Bad Boys Bust (part four)"

With Johnny in a coma after a train derailment, Wulf must face Bubo and his last two Bad Boys alone.

Appearing in "The Mean Arena"

Writer

Artist

Letterer

Featured characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Napoleon Jones, shieldman
  • Red Rogan, shieldman
  • Mike Slater, team manager

Villains:

  • Carl 'Jaws' Jensen, squad leader of the Southampton Sharks

Other characters:

  • Kevin O'Connor, the cynical street football commentator
  • Riot linesmen
  • Alfie Bussel, a newsagent

Location:

  • Southampton, September 2021 AD

Items:

  • Huge mechanical shark mouth
  • Demonstration android

Vehicles:

  • Motorbike

Synopsis for "The Mean Arena"

Slater's Slayers and the Southampton Sharks hate each other so much that they get into a punch-up before the game's even started.

Appearing in "Dash Decent (chapter 19: When Hordes Collide!)"

Writers

Artist

Letterer

Featured characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Dale Ardent

Villains:

  • Pong the Perilous
  • King Tucky and his Pullet Men

Other characters:

  • Prince Wolfred
  • Bow and Wow (henchdogs)

Location:

  • Planet Pongo

Items:

  • Junior torture kit (extra wicked)

Vehicles:

  • Battle cruiser
  • Skateboard

Synopsis for "Dash Decent (chapter 19: When Hordes Collide!)"

Dash Decent languishes in durance vile, as a mighty army assembles to defend Prince Wolfred's claim to Pongopolis.

Appearing in "Pirates of the Black Atlantic (part one)"

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Artist

Letterer

Featured characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

Other characters:

  • Tuskarosa the Vicious, Skank's second in command
  • Captain Skank's 'mother', a giant mutant octopus

Locations:

  • The Black Atlantic, 12 units north of the Cuban Wastes
  • Mega-City One

Items:

  • 500 defunct nuclear missiles

Vehicles:

  • Hans Hass, a research vessel
  • Justice Department patrol ships

Synopsis for "Pirates of the Black Atlantic (part one)"

If Dredd can't stop Cap'n Skank, Mega-City One is doomed.

Appearing in "Meltdown Man"

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Artist

Letterer

Featured characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

  • Snoot, a driver

Other characters:

  • Sergeant Grubmuck
  • Mugger & Son, master metalsmiths

Locations:

  • Anville, city of metalsmiths

Items:

  • Disabled radio

Vehicles:

  • Jeep

Synopsis for "Meltdown Man"

Nick Stone and Liana reach the metalsmiths' city of Anville, where Stone teaches the Yujees how to make AK-47s.

Appearing in "Return to Armageddon"

Writer

Artist

Letterer

Featured characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Robot anthropologists from the destroyed star system of Ceduna

Villains:

  • The Destroyer

Other characters:

  • Prisoners

Location:

  • Space

Items:

  • Scientific equipment

Vehicles:

  • Spaceships

Synopsis for "Return to Armageddon"

Amtrak is captured and vivisected by robot anthropologists.

Notes

Published by Fleetway on 31st January 1981. Sold for 15p in the UK.

Trivia

Also contains a letters page, a page of fan art, a feature about the proposed Dan Dare TV series and a poster of Tharg on the back cover.


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.

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