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Author Topic: How old is Johnny Alpha?  (Read 5796 times)

Pyroxian

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Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« Reply #120 on: 17 September, 2018, 05:16:16 pm »
If he was born in 2150, he is minus 132.  Z

Also, only 14 years before another Nuclear war in the Dredd-verse :)

When Britain gets nuked so hard that Brit Cit disappears and all pre-Megacity towns grow back again.

Obviously a deliberate design decision by the reconstruction committee...

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Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« Reply #121 on: 17 September, 2018, 05:23:08 pm »
If he was born in 2150, he is minus 132.  Z

Also, only 14 years before another Nuclear war in the Dredd-verse :)

When Britain gets nuked so hard that Brit Cit disappears and all pre-Megacity towns grow back again.

Actually, Brit-cit does appear in at least one SD story, but not more than 3 I think*. But, yes, the other UK cities (Milton-Keynes, anyway) seem to have returned.

*I forget precisely which one(s), but I believe it was either a reboot or back-flash stories though. If the former, then the canon is perhaps subjective. A bit of retcontinuity, either way. I kind of like the idea of Brit-cit being a constant in different strips. A lynchpin for geek/nerd types like us to to speculate about. That’s not to say I think Dredd, Robo-Hunter and SD actually share a continuity, although the first and last sometimes do.**

**I like Jim’s idea that Dredd is part of SD’s history, but SD is not necessarily in Dredd’s future.

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Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« Reply #122 on: 17 September, 2018, 06:31:42 pm »
If he was born in 2150, he is minus 132.  Z

Also, only 14 years before another Nuclear war in the Dredd-verse :)

When Britain gets nuked so hard that Brit Cit disappears and all pre-Megacity towns grow back again.

Brit-Cit's layout and size is really rather vague. That John Smith story in the meg with the horse-head guy suggests there's still proper countryside out there.

In the same way some people today seem to think that only London and the south-east matter, I can imagine Brit-Cit only refers to an expanded London. However, googling some maps (that one from Shamballa) shows Brit-Cit only covering the lower part of England. Milton Keynes could be just a northern suburb

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Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« Reply #123 on: 17 September, 2018, 07:25:07 pm »
Brit-Cit's layout and size is really rather vague ... there's still proper countryside out there

... and leafy suburbs with brick semis and concrete pavements:



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Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« Reply #124 on: 17 September, 2018, 08:10:33 pm »
Brick semi.


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Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« Reply #125 on: 17 September, 2018, 09:32:57 pm »
Brick semi.



That's not brick, it's stone!  Who had the semi?

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Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« Reply #126 on: 17 September, 2018, 10:37:16 pm »
Me, for starters.
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