2000 AD in Stages

Harlem Heroes

Basketball meets Rollerball (minus motorbikes, plus jetpacks). Despite having no other obvious narrative link, this story does take place in the Dreddverse, as the team captain (John 'Giant' Clay) is the father of Judge Giant (senior): a compatriot of Dredds who was murdered by Orlok during the Block Mania crisis. Before his murder, he had fathered a son, who is the Judge Giant (junior) currently featuring in many Dredd stories. The sequel (Inferno) simply adds back in the motorbikes, realizing its earlier mistake.

The 1990's soft reboot (set slightly in the future from the original but with no shared characters) throws up a gang of easily identifiable (but attractive) misfits (leader, vixen, driver, tough & hacker) that are forced into service as mercenaries by a shadowy government organization, and then betrayed. Also, they have jetpacks (which very rarely get used in a sport setting). Nobody ever changes their clothes, so if this was presented in smell-o-vision, you wouldn't like it.

Harlem Heroes
(1977-1978)
The Harlem Heroes
(1990-1995)

Art by Dave Gibbons, then Kevin Walker

Story Title Parts Pages
w indicates a
wraparound cover
Covers
Year(s) Issues Writer Artist Colourist Letterer
Harlem Heroes 27 112
9: Dave Gibbons
1
1977
Reprints:

X13
2KA'83 (partial: 1‑5)
1-27
1: Pat Mills
1‑27: Tom Tully
various
Carlos Trigo: 1 (p5)
Dave Gibbons: 1‑24
Massimo Belardinelli: 25‑27
various
[b&w]
Bill Nuttall: 1
Dave Gibbons: 1‑24
John Aldrich: 25
Peter Knight: 26‑27
various
Berlin Stadium 1 10 0 1977 2KA'78 unknown unknown [greyscale] unknown
From InfernoInferno
40 181.5
68: Dave Gibbons
1
1977-1978 36-75 Tom Tully Massimo Belardinelli <--6pp, [b&w] Bill Nuttall
[Apache Demons] 1 8 0 1978 2KA'79 unknown unknown <-- unknown
No supertitle.
A "reimagining".
Hike Harlem Heroes
1 2 0 1997 1034-S
David Bishop
Steve MacManus
various
Jason Brashill <-- Ellie de Ville
From Whatever Happened to...John Giant Clay?
1 6 0 2004
Reprints:

M388 (supplement)
M216
Gordon Rennie Rufus Dayglo [b&w] Tom Frame
>> Features <<
2000AD Futuregraph.Power Gear
1 1 0 1977
Reprints:

X13  
2
unknown Kevin O'Neill [b&w] n/a
2000AD Futuregraph.Super Liner
1 1 0 1977 6 unknown Kevin O'Neill <-- unknown
Harlem Heroes 1 2 0 1981 2KA'82 editorial reprints [b&w] n/a
2000 AD Fear-File: Artie Gruber 1 1 0 1983 2KA'84 editorial Massimo Belardinelli [b&w] n/a
[Unprinted dummy pages] 1 1 0 2006 X13 unknown Trigo [b&w] n/a
>> Posters <<
Star Pin‑Up.Artie Gruber
1 1 0 1978 74 n/a unknown <-- n/a
>> Floating Covers <<
The Beautiful Game ~ ~ 1 2006 X13 n/a Henry Flint <-- n/a
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