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2000 AD => Suggestions => : The Sherman Kid 16 March, 2018, 11:46:25 AM

: Texas City
: The Sherman Kid 16 March, 2018, 11:46:25 AM
Could we please have a direct or indirect Dredd world story set in Texas City?

Every since seeing the fantastic Texas city panorama shown in the Judge Child Quest, I have wanted to see much more. The only direct story since then I can recall was Dredd collecting 'bounties' in Texas City in the Megazine, way back.

Since we have the Michael Carroll 'Every Empire Falls' storyline in place, (with a Mega City Judge currently in place as their new Chief Judge) now would be an ideal time to go back and explore that 'world'.

Many thanks
: Re: Texas City
: I, Cosh 16 March, 2018, 12:08:53 PM
er...you mean apart from the 8 part story Deep in the Heart which ran from Prog 2012 - 2019?
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: sheridan 16 March, 2018, 12:40:33 PM
er...you mean apart from the 8 part story Deep in the Heart which ran from Prog 2012 - 2019?

Maybe that's being included as a follow-up to Every Empire Falls?
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: The Sherman Kid 16 March, 2018, 07:20:36 PM
er...you mean apart from the 8 part story Deep in the Heart which ran from Prog 2012 - 2019?

Besides just following on from another story, being set largely in the Cursed Earth/an oil rig/ up in the air and not really exploring Texas City at all, physically or societally, a completely valid point. The prosecution rests.

It surprises me this city hasn't been used much more -LOTS of potential imho.

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: A.Cow 26 March, 2018, 04:36:39 AM
I was recently surprised to notice that Texas City is first mentioned in Prog 17, in the finale of the Robot Wars.  Had always presumed that it was introduced around the time Dredd went to Luna-1 (about six months later).
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 26 March, 2018, 08:01:19 AM
Yeah? At least it's been mentioned. What about Vegas? Last seen under new management in the Cursed Earth.
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: Tjm86 26 March, 2018, 08:41:09 AM
then destroyed in the last episode of Judge Death: The Wilderness Years (Meg 209-216).
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: Michael Knight 27 March, 2018, 12:36:28 AM
Id love to see more of Texas City and the other Mega cities around Dredds world.
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 27 March, 2018, 08:29:55 PM
then destroyed in the last episode of Judge Death: The Wilderness Years (Meg 209-216).

Oh, yeah. I forgot about that. I'll hand in my geek card on the way out.
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: Tjm86 28 March, 2018, 07:10:19 AM
To be fair, it was a particularly well titled Story.  Frazer Irving's artwork is probably the only redeeming feature in a strip that contributed to Judge Death being reduced to a complete joke.
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: Greg M. 28 March, 2018, 07:36:51 AM
Frazer Irving's artwork is probably the only redeeming feature in a strip that contributed to Judge Death being reduced to a complete joke.

Judge Death had been reduced to a comedy character in stories prior to this - this story and its Irving-drawn predecessor, My Name is Death, were the ones that attempted to rehabilitate the character. I'm not sure how successful they were, but I'd definitely disagree that they made Death any more comical - quite the opposite.
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: Jim_Campbell 28 March, 2018, 07:42:05 AM
Id love to see more of Texas City and the other Mega cities around Dredds world.

It should probably be mentioned (neatly proving that thing about pleasing all of the people, all of the time) that “too many world Judge stories” has been a frequent complaint about the Megazine for much of its history…
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: sheridan 28 March, 2018, 01:39:58 PM
Frazer Irving's artwork is probably the only redeeming feature in a strip that contributed to Judge Death being reduced to a complete joke.

Judge Death had been reduced to a comedy character in stories prior to this - this story and its Irving-drawn predecessor, My Name is Death, were the ones that attempted to rehabilitate the character. I'm not sure how successful they were, but I'd definitely disagree that they made Death any more comical - quite the opposite.

It was Boyhood of a Superfiend which did that.  Great art, good story, but did nothing for the character (though we did get to see pre-DJ deadworld).
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: Proudhuff 28 March, 2018, 04:20:24 PM
To be fair, it was a particularly well titled Story.  Frazer Irving's artwork is probably the only redeeming feature in a strip that contributed to Judge Death being reduced to a complete joke.

Personally I thought the Judge D'erth on a tricycle a la Tom Waits was genius and The Fab Fours only redeeming story so far  :thumbsup: 
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: IndigoPrime 28 March, 2018, 08:24:24 PM
Initial Wagner/Irving Death: Oh my. That’s a bit... grim.
Follow-up: Ah. Oh dear.
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: The Sherman Kid 31 March, 2018, 10:00:11 PM
Id love to see more of Texas City and the other Mega cities around Dredds world.

It should probably be mentioned (neatly proving that thing about pleasing all of the people, all of the time) that “too many world Judge stories” has been a frequent complaint about the Megazine for much of its history…


I think that was true a number of years ago -when we had Shimura and the African Judges etc all running....but times have moved, it been a good while since another Judge system has been centre stage.

Come on powers that be -you know it makes sense  :) :thumbsup: :wave:
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: JOE SOAP 31 March, 2018, 10:05:33 PM


I'd prefer a few non-Judge administered states get depicted in the Meg. The clash might be interesting.


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: sheridan 01 April, 2018, 01:17:23 AM
Id love to see more of Texas City and the other Mega cities around Dredds world.

It should probably be mentioned (neatly proving that thing about pleasing all of the people, all of the time) that “too many world Judge stories” has been a frequent complaint about the Megazine for much of its history…


I think that was true a number of years ago -when we had Shimura and the African Judges etc all running....but times have moved, it been a good while since another Judge system has been centre stage.

Come on powers that be -you know it makes sense  :) :thumbsup: :wave:

...other than the Scandinavian one we got within the last six months :-P

I'd like to see more (and more varied) Dreddworld stories - and not necessarily in 2040...
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: sheridan 01 April, 2018, 01:18:05 AM
Id love to see more of Texas City and the other Mega cities around Dredds world.

It should probably be mentioned (neatly proving that thing about pleasing all of the people, all of the time) that “too many world Judge stories” has been a frequent complaint about the Megazine for much of its history…


I think that was true a number of years ago -when we had Shimura and the African Judges etc all running....but times have moved, it been a good while since another Judge system has been centre stage.

Come on powers that be -you know it makes sense  :) :thumbsup: :wave:

...other than the Scandinavian one we got within the last six months :-P

I'd like to see more (and more varied) Dreddworld stories - and not necessarily in 2040...

I meant 2140, of course, but SMF won't let me edit for some reason :-(
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: The Sherman Kid 01 April, 2018, 10:36:47 PM


I'd prefer a few non-Judge administered states get depicted in the Meg. The clash might be interesting.

Also would be welcome. :thumbsup:
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: Mister Pops 01 April, 2018, 11:42:18 PM
Id love to see more of Texas City and the other Mega cities around Dredds world.

It should probably be mentioned (neatly proving that thing about pleasing all of the people, all of the time) that “too many world Judge stories” has been a frequent complaint about the Megazine for much of its history…

I think a story about how things got so bad that a country chose to emulate the American justice system could be fascinating.


I think that was true a number of years ago -when we had Shimura and the African Judges etc all running....but times have moved, it been a good while since another Judge system has been centre stage.

Come on powers that be -you know it makes sense  :) :thumbsup: :wave:
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: Mister Pops 01 April, 2018, 11:44:05 PM
Id love to see more of Texas City and the other Mega cities around Dredds world.

It should probably be mentioned (neatly proving that thing about pleasing all of the people, all of the time) that “too many world Judge stories” has been a frequent complaint about the Megazine for much of its history…

I think that was true a number of years ago -when we had Shimura and the African Judges etc all running....but times have moved, it been a good while since another Judge system has been centre stage.

Come on powers that be -you know it makes sense  :) :thumbsup: :wave:

I think a story about how things got so bad that a country chose to emulate the American justice system could be fascinating.

Edit: I don't know what happened there, sorry for the double post
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: TordelBack 02 April, 2018, 12:12:28 AM
The wider world was an area sort-of addressed in the Orlok solo series, with a variable degree of success.  I can't quite decide whether it was hampered or enhanced by its pre-Apocalypse time period, but I can definitely see another (or more of the same) globe-trotting strip working.