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Appearing in "Dan Dare: Taggart"

Featured characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

  • Buck Taggart, owner of a space freighter, who thinks he knows more about flying than Dare does and also works as a pirate

Other characters:

  • Man who hires Dare to find the pirate ship

Locations:

  • Space
  • Cygnus 9

Items:

  • Missiles
  • Robots

Vehicles:

  • Space freighter
  • Mark 6 Gemini (the most advanced fighting ship in the galaxy)
  • Pirate ship

Synopsis for "Dan Dare: Taggart"

Dan Dare gets a private job piloting a space freighter, but when he argues with its incompetent owner he is summarily fired and finds himself stranded on the trading world of Cygnus 9. (To be fair, most people would get fired if they punched their boss, although it was an emergency.) His new job requires him to find and destroy a pirate ship that has been extorting money from space colonies, and which turns out to be captained by the same man who sacked him in the first place.

Appearing in "U.F.O. Agent"

Featured characters:

  • Major Grant
  • Boffin Bailey

Supporting characters:

  • Pagoda guards (knocked out by gas)

Villains:

  • E.O.S. (Enemies of Society)

Other characters:

  • None

Location:

  • The pagoda of Chin-Thay in Taipan, and nearby

Items:

  • Vast statue of a holy lion famed for its priceless fangs — each one a solid ruby
  • 'Force stick' which creates artificial gravity
  • Gas bombs

Vehicles:

  • Flying saucer
  • Boat owned by E.O.S.

Synopsis for "U.F.O. Agent"

Bailey and Grant foil a plot to steal the ruby fangs of a sacred statue.

Appearing in "Programmed to Destroy"

Artist:

Featured characters:

  • Bart McKinnon, a mining boss

Supporting characters:

  • Angus
  • Foster
  • Old-timer Jethro Wade

Villains:

  • A 'warbrain', the most sophisticated piece of destructive technology in galactic history

Other characters:

Location:

  • Dax I, an asteroid in the asteroid belt

Items:

  • Mini-nuke charges

Vehicles:

  • Various mining machines

Synopsis for "Programmed to Destroy"

A mining team on an asteroid in the asteroid belt is plagued by hardware malfunctions that eventually turn out to be caused by an ancient war-computer.

Appearing in "3000 AD: The Traveller"

Artist:

Featured characters:

  • The Traveller

Supporting characters:

  • The Traveller's wife

Villains:

  • Man with a slivering rod
  • People with mini-nukes
  • Man in a helicopter
  • People in tanks

Other characters:

  • None

Location:

  • The war-ravaged Earth of the future, where chaos reigns

Items:

  • Gas grenades
  • Multi-rôle combat blaster
  • Shield from the Chicago weapons factory
  • Nuclear bomb

Vehicles:

  • Helicopter
  • Tanks

Synopsis for "3000 AD: The Traveller"

A man faces deadly peril as he tries to return to his home and loved ones.

Appearing in "Killer in Space: a Rick Random story"

Featured characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Captain Lance Vane

Villains:

  • The Black Glove

Other characters:

  • Franks
  • Inga Haussen
  • Julie Jason
  • John Ordway
  • Otto Mayer
  • Colonel and Mrs McCloud
  • Isabella Mancini
  • Kurt Listgaard
  • Carl Fliedman

Locations:

  • The municipal cemetery in Vienna, 2167 AD
  • The interplanetary spaceport deep in the Australian interior, 2168 AD
  • Space
  • Logo, "an 'island' in space"

Items:

  • Knife
  • Cosmacode machine

Vehicles:

  • Aerocar
  • The charter spaceship Stellar
  • Cosmic communications ship

Synopsis for "Killer in Space: a Rick Random story"

Rick Random is aboard a spaceship with eight passengers and a crew of six, en route to Venus. One of those aboard is what Rick calls "a murder maniac," who wants to kill everybody who harmed a dead pauper called Anna Martin.

Appearing in "Judge Dredd"

Artist:

Featured characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

Other characters:

  • Script, art and lettering robots
  • O'Gosnell, an officer from the Luna City PD

Location:

  • Manhattan Towers, Luna City One
  • City jail

Items:

  • Venusian trifle
  • Dredd's Lawgiver

Vehicles:

  • Dredd's Lawmaster
  • Police van

Synopsis for "Judge Dredd"

It's Christmas on Luna City One, and a party is held in Dredd's apartment in Manhattan Towers.

Appearing in "U.F.O. Agent"

Featured characters:

  • Major Grant
  • Boffin Bailey

Supporting characters:

  • None

Villains:

  • E.O.S., the Enemies of Society

Other characters:

  • The police

Location:

  • The London to Scotland railway line on a cloudy night in January

Items:

  • Anti-gravity 'force stick'
  • Signet ring which can operate the stick remotely

Vehicles:

  • Mail train
  • Car
  • Van
  • Flying saucer

Synopsis for "U.F.O. Agent"

Bailey and Grant foil a plot to steal used bank notes.

Appearing in "U.F.O. Agent"

Featured characters:

  • Major Grant
  • Boffin Bailey

Supporting characters:

  • General Redas

Villains:

  • E.O.S., the Enemies of Society

Other characters:

  • Staff at the waxworks museum
  • General Redas' entourage

Locations:

  • A waxworks museum
  • South Africa

Items:

  • Zetan net (a net made by aliens from Satellite Zeta)
  • A Zetan explosive

Vehicles:

  • Flying saucer
  • Armoured car

Synopsis for "U.F.O. Agent"

Bailey and Grant foil a plot to assassinate a general.

Appearing in "Garbage"

Featured characters:

  • Harry and Alvin, workers at the Ministry of Garbage

Supporting characters:

  • Admiral Trash
  • Commander Sty

Villains:

  • Super rats

Other characters:

  • Aliens

Location:

  • Green-4, a city in the United States of Europe, June 13th, 2090
  • A planet called Purgatory

Items:

  • Lots and lots of rubbish

Vehicles:

  • Cars
  • The garbage ship Big Rat

Synopsis for "Garbage"

Earth's rubbish problem is finally solved.

Notes

Also contains pieces about what happens when a fire breaks out in a high-rise office; space telescopes; a tricycle; the National Air and Space Museum in the USA; global facts; statues; real flying saucers; robots; and a new Ford van. In addition, there are two text stories, and a poem about a giant spider with an accompanying illustration by Brett Ewins and Jim McCarthy.

Trivia

Published by Fleetway in 1979 as a 2000 AD spin-off.


Recommended reading

2000 AD prog 500, for Dan Dare's final appearance.

Links and references

Why not visit the 2000 AD website?

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