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Title: Dredd spotting in the USA
Post by: Proudhuff 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?

 
Title: Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
Post by: Echidna 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.

[...]

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?!
Title: Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
Post by: IndigoPrime 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.)
Title: Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
Post by: CalHab 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.
Title: Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
Post by: Richard 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.
Title: Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
Post by: Proudhuff 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
Title: Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
Post by: TordelBack 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.
Title: Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
Post by: TordelBack 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.
Title: Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
Post by: Woolly 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?
Title: Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
Post by: Smith on 01 November, 2017, 07:32:38 pm
Are we talking actual mentions of Judge Dredd or homages/parodies in general?
Title: Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
Post by: JOE SOAP 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/
Title: Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
Post by: Smith 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.
Title: Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
Post by: Tjm86 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?
Title: Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
Post by: Richard 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.
Title: Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
Post by: Woolly 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!
Title: Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
Post by: Proudhuff on 03 November, 2017, 09:55:18 am
Are we talking actual mentions of Judge Dredd or homages/parodies in general?

Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules...


 Fuck it, lets go bowling Dude.
Title: Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
Post by: AlexF on 03 November, 2017, 03:07:05 pm
There was a Dredd story that had a go at continuity nerds, specifically some of us. Definitely written by grumpster in chief Gordon Rennie, think it was 'The Listener' from Meg 265.

Al Ewing gets Dredd references into his Marvel work from time to time - pretty sure there was a very blatant one in a recent issue of U.S. Avengers. Ewing's superhero stuff is consistently pretty great, don't know how he does it.
Title: Re: Dredd spotting in the USA
Post by: Colin YNWA on 04 November, 2017, 09:05:16 am
There's been Dredd parody characters in early Excalibur by Claremont and Davis and Thor by Simonson and Buscemi (S) towards the end of their run.

My favourite however is in John Ostrander's Grimjack were there is blatant refer and occasional appearance of Joe as one of Grimjack's cross dimensional brothers.