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Dredd spotting in the USA
« on: 01 November, 2017, 11:41:37 am »
Oh I'm sure we've done this before but Old Stoney Face turns up in the most unlikely places...
So can we list them?

I'll start  :D

While listening to the Audio book of The Late Show by  Harry Bosch author Michael Connelly

the lead detective has to google Lawmaster, so Dredd, 2000ad and his bike get a mention, wonder if he's a fan?

 
I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!

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Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
« Reply #1 on: 01 November, 2017, 12:54:31 pm »
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She turned the bag to study the object. It was actually slightly smaller than a dime, with a flat head and a word stamped across it.

Lawmaster

It was a word familiar to Ballard but she couldn't immediately place it. She pulled her phone so she could plug the word into a search engine.

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Ballard pressed the search button and got two hits on the word. Lawmaster was the name of a motorcycle used by Judge Dredd in a series of comic books and movies. It was also a company that made leather equipment belts and holsters geared toward the law enforcement community.

Two hits?!

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Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
« Reply #2 on: 01 November, 2017, 01:10:50 pm »
Perhaps the book's set in 1995 or something. (Just out of curiosity, I typed lawmaster into Google just now. 597,000 results. 58,000 in Bing.)

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Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
« Reply #3 on: 01 November, 2017, 01:30:55 pm »
Not if she was using a phone to search.

Although someone has probably made a mid-90s vintage Yahoo or Ask Jeeves app for Android and iOS.

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Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
« Reply #4 on: 01 November, 2017, 01:35:52 pm »
It says movies, so no earlier than 2012.

Maybe he's mis-using the word "hits" to mean definitions, rather than the number of actual search results.

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Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
« Reply #5 on: 01 November, 2017, 02:57:23 pm »
or maybe just moving the story along at a clip, as this is the bit of evidence the whole book revolves round at this point  :D
I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!

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Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
« Reply #6 on: 01 November, 2017, 03:04:21 pm »
It's Richards answer I'd say - references to two types of Lawmaster, rather than search engine hits, which is an irrelevant number for most non-Dave Gorman purposes.

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Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
« Reply #7 on: 01 November, 2017, 03:09:46 pm »
Of course now I'm humming 'French kissing in the USA' in the officw, so cheers for that Huffington.

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Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
« Reply #8 on: 01 November, 2017, 06:12:23 pm »
Wasn't there once a story about 'Dredd spotters', or is my useless brain mis-remembering again?

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Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
« Reply #9 on: 01 November, 2017, 07:32:38 pm »
Are we talking actual mentions of Judge Dredd or homages/parodies in general?

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Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
« Reply #10 on: 01 November, 2017, 10:17:58 pm »
While listening to the Audio book of The Late Show by  Harry Bosch author Michael Connelly

the lead detective has to google Lawmaster, so Dredd, 2000ad and his bike get a mention, wonder if he's a fan?

Possible mutual appreciation: John Wagner is a fan of Connelly.

FPI: You’re obviously up to your knee pads in work with Origins right now, but if you do get a chance to do some reading can I ask which books and comics you’ve got on your bedside table?

John: At the moment I’m reading Michael Connelly’s new one, Echo Park. He’s one of the few writers I follow. His plots use one particular device a little too often for my liking, perhaps, but it’s a minor criticism. Overall he’s just about the best thriller/detective writer working today.


http://forbiddenplanet.blog/2006/set-your-lawgivers-to-hi-ex-kids-we-speak-with-john-wagner/

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Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
« Reply #11 on: 02 November, 2017, 05:13:50 am »
In Parkers Thunderbolts run,the team ends up in a bad future thats  a homage to the world of Judge Dredd.With radioactive desert,walled mega-city and law enforcers,Bosses,spoting familiar helmets.Its glorious.
A 90' issue of Howard the Duck sees Howard pursued by Judge Elmer Dweed (no,really) for pirating a Spiderman movie.

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Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
« Reply #12 on: 02 November, 2017, 06:22:41 am »
Wasn't there once a story about 'Dredd spotters', or is my useless brain mis-remembering again?

No, think you're right.  Wasn't it having a go at continuity nerds?

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Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
« Reply #13 on: 02 November, 2017, 02:52:40 pm »
Judge Spotters, Megazine volume 3 no. 10, John Wagner and Tom Carney. It was having a go at train spotters.

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Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
« Reply #14 on: 02 November, 2017, 07:58:54 pm »
Judge Spotters, Megazine volume 3 no. 10, John Wagner and Tom Carney. It was having a go at train spotters.

Nice one.
Good to know that my brain still functions to some degree!