Mark Harrison treats us to one of the most sinister 2000AD covers of the year as the forces of Earth attack The Enemy planet!
Death Planet?"I used existing artwork and just made up a formation, a pentangle of ships heading towards a demonic planet. I originally conceived of the Enemy as a combination of virus and gas giant weather storm like the eye of Jupiter. A "Supercell" (is that a pun?)"
Mark gives us a virus, thanks 'mate.'
The contents of my arse after fizzy pop and beans
"People may site a recent Dr who episode as inspiration for the skull face in the cloud/planet skull thing. It did consider it briefly, but I was going back further to Luc Besson's The 5th Element for my inspiration and "Mr Shadow" and the V'ger Cloud in Star Trek: The Motion Picture."
And here's the final cover in all its' spooky glory!
Here's how the prog looked on your newsagent's shel... hey wait a minute, below is Mark's suggestion for the cover followed by PYE-01's official version...
Spot the difference!
So a big tha- oh, not one to skimp on detail, Mark sent even more goodies from the strip!
Mightily impressive spaceships
A bad case of PInkeye
A guest appearance from Zombo
Some of Mark's cast collection of 'Oil Rig at Night' photos.