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Appearing in "Robo-Hunter: The Beast of Blackheart Manor (part 2)"

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Villains:

  • The Beast

Other characters:

  • Talbot the butler
  • Robo-police

Locations:

Items:

  • Guns

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for "Robo-Hunter: The Beast of Blackheart Manor (part 2)"

Sam Slade investigates sinister goings-on at a crumbling stately home.

Appearing in "Rogue Trooper: Bagman Blues (part 2)"

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  • None

Location:

  • Town destroyed by volcanic ash, Nu Earth

Items:

  • Micro-mines

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for "Rogue Trooper: Bagman Blues (part 2)"

Bagman's gone insane!

Appearing in "Judge Dredd: The Apocalypse War (part 17)"

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  • Gogol
  • Podgorny

Other characters:

  • Mikhael Parkinov, chat show host

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Items:

  • Lawgiver

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for "Judge Dredd: The Apocalypse War (part 17)"

Dredd shoots the brainwashed Judge Griffin before turning his Lawgiver on himself, in what is probably the comic's most thrilling cliffhanger to date.

Appearing in "Ace Trucking Co.: Last Lug to Abbo Dabbo (part 2)"

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  • One of the crew of the Bloo Maru

Location:

  • Space

Items:

  • Treasure

Vehicles:

  • Speedo Ghost
  • Bloo Maru, an interstellar clipper

Synopsis for "Ace Trucking Co.: Last Lug to Abbo Dabbo (part 2)"

Ace finds an abandoned interstellar clipper stuffed to the gunwales with treasure, and Feek the Freak makes a new friend.

Appearing in "The Mean Arena"

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Supporting characters:

  • Crazy Lil, who fights with "raging, roughneck professionalism"
  • Brazen, a beautiful woman who fights with "grim, snake-swift defiance"
  • Shulga, the Slayers' trainer
  • Mike Slater, the Slayers' manager

Villains:

  • Allerton Ants

Other characters:

  • Hangman
  • Ryk Rogan
  • Screaming Sid

Locations:

  • Reading, 2025 AD
  • Northallerton, ditto

Items:

  • Skreemer
  • Droid-gun

Vehicles:

  • The Slayers' bus

Synopsis for "The Mean Arena"

Slater's Slayers welcome the mysterious-yet-sexy Brazen onto the team (mostly), and go to Northallerton to play some people dressed up as giant ants.

Notes

Published by Fleetway on 24th April 1982. Sold for 16p in the UK.

Trivia

  • Also contains letters and pictures from readers in the Nerve Centre, which is hosted by Ro-Jaws this week as Tharg is detained at a party on Hatfeeld's World.
  • The back cover is part two of a 'Total War' poster based on the world of the Rogue Trooper.


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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