Yes, the Tharg art is indeed by Carlos, i suspect it was just copied from excisting art? This is perhaps my all time favourite McMahon Dredd cover, and perhaps one of my all time favourite gifts as well! I can still recall my 12 year old self counting down the days till this was in the shops! Excellant stuff!
Yeah, a great cover for a great Prog (with fantastic McMahon Dredd art on the badge as well). I got this as a birthday present as a kid; I'd started picking up 2000AD regularly shortly after this came out, so my brother helped me on my way to filling in the missing back Progs :-)
I still treasure my free McMahon Dredd badge! there's a cool pic of it over here: http://www.comicvine.com/2000ad-prog-178/37-125499/
I see it - Thanks, Jason!
Your comments are very welcome!