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GrudgeJohnDeed

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Dredd Comic For Kids
« on: 11 August, 2019, 01:58:38 am »
Am I going crazy, or did 2000ad publish a separate comic in the mid-90s which was Dredd but a kind of reimagining, and much more traditional and family friendly? I remember a story about Dredd training a cadet but that's all I've got. I have no idea what the keyword would be to make Google or it's disfigured brother Bing reveal this to me!

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Re: Dredd Comic For Kids
« Reply #1 on: 11 August, 2019, 02:11:07 am »
You're not thinking of Lawman Of The Future which tied in with the 1995 Stallone movie are you?

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Re: Dredd Comic For Kids
« Reply #2 on: 11 August, 2019, 06:20:57 am »


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Re: Dredd Comic For Kids
« Reply #3 on: 11 August, 2019, 06:21:21 am »

The answer to any 2000ad-related question you can think of is in Barney, a fantastic resource we really don't talk about often enough.


Lawman Of The Future issue 2, August 1995

Night Patrol, by John Wagner and Simon Fraser






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Re: Dredd Comic For Kids
« Reply #4 on: 11 August, 2019, 08:35:34 am »
That looks much better than I expected. Who were the writer and artist on this?

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Re: Dredd Comic For Kids
« Reply #5 on: 11 August, 2019, 09:21:31 am »
 ::)

See the previous post.

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Re: Dredd Comic For Kids
« Reply #6 on: 11 August, 2019, 01:26:22 pm »
::)

See the previous post.

Presumably it's one of these three - my guess is the first, though there's nothing about cadets in the title.

(from Barney)
Night Patrol (Judge Dredd Lawman of the Future 2 to 2) 12 pages
Script: John Wagner, Artist: Simon Fraser, Colour: Dondie Cox, Letters: Gordon Robson

Rush Hour 2 episodes (Judge Dredd Lawman of the Future 2 to 3) 12 pages
Script: Gordon Rennie, Artist: Charles Gillespie, Colour: Dondie Cox (1), Steve White (2), Letters: Gordon Robson

Heatwave 2 episodes (Judge Dredd Lawman of the Future 1 to 2) 12 pages
Script: Simon Furman, Artist: Geoff Senior, Colour: Robin Smith, Letters: Gordon Robson

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Re: Dredd Comic For Kids
« Reply #7 on: 11 August, 2019, 02:21:16 pm »
oh wow yeah that's the one, thanks everyone! Ah so it was a tie-in and those are the designs from the movie, it all makes sense now. I remember getting this and the prog and although I thought this was inferior, I was still not upset I had more Dredd to read!

http://www.2000ad.org/functions/cover.php?Comic=specials&choice=lotf23

^Perusing Barney, this cover predicted the Aliens franchise crossover! :D


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Re: Dredd Comic For Kids
« Reply #8 on: 11 August, 2019, 02:41:21 pm »
Night Patrol was a reimagined version of the Blood Cadet/Soul of a Judge story originally indended for the cancelled Judge Dredd fortnightly in 1984. One page was drawn and reformatted as a feature in the 1986 Sci-Fi Special.


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Re: Dredd Comic For Kids
« Reply #9 on: 11 August, 2019, 02:55:06 pm »

Top knowledge.

The page immediately following Night Patrol in issue 2 of Lawman Of The Future is a reworked version of that Gibson feature:






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Re: Dredd Comic For Kids
« Reply #10 on: 11 August, 2019, 03:58:06 pm »
Night Patrol was a reimagined version of the Blood Cadet/Soul of a Judge story originally indended for the cancelled Judge Dredd fortnightly in 1984. One page was drawn and reformatted as a feature in the 1986 Sci-Fi Special.

https://oi240.photobucket.com/albums/ff248/burlearth/2000adsc-fispecial198657_zpsdkdwe7bf.jpg

I was seized by the sudden revelation that Giant (Meg 2.51), by John Wagner and Ian Gibson, and Lawman Of The Future's Night Patrol, by Wagner and Simon Fraser, are both reworkings of that Wagner/Gibson Blood Cadet story from the abandoned fortnightly.

Then I remembered you'd already shared that insight with us here before.








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Re: Dredd Comic For Kids
« Reply #11 on: 11 August, 2019, 04:38:07 pm »
I was seized by the sudden revelation that Giant (Meg 2.51), by John Wagner and Ian Gibson, and Lawman Of The Future's Night Patrol, by Wagner and Simon Fraser, are both reworkings of that Wagner/Gibson Blood Cadet story from the abandoned fortnightly.



It's notable that Dredd successors Young Giant and Dolman have stories and characters that mirror/invert the other.








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