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nxylas

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Re: Christmas Prog line-up revealed
« Reply #15 on: 25 November, 2022, 10:06:12 PM »
Aside from the initial Verdus story, Robo-Hunter always left me cold.  Gibson's artwork was the only redeeming quality
Day of the Droids was fun, too, but I can't help feeling that if Robo-Hunter was created now, it would be in the Regened progs, with a much younger protagonist. As for Gibson, I'm normally in favour of sticking with a strip's original creative team, but in this case, it's easy to see why Jose Ferrer was replaced early on in its run.
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Re: Christmas Prog line-up revealed
« Reply #16 on: 10 December, 2022, 02:32:35 PM »
Wasn't Sam only meant to be 25 or so in the early runs?  Admittedly he looked way older, like the 'teenage' middle-aged bikers in I Was a Teenage Tax Consultant.
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Re: Christmas Prog line-up revealed
« Reply #17 on: 10 December, 2022, 09:30:31 PM »
Wasn't Sam only meant to be 25 or so in the early runs?  Admittedly he looked way older, like the 'teenage' middle-aged bikers in I Was a Teenage Tax Consultant.

The first Verdus story had the shield "failing" and de-aging both Slade and Kidd, hence the baby.  So yes, Slate was supposed to be physically younger.

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Re: Christmas Prog line-up revealed
« Reply #18 on: 10 December, 2022, 11:09:37 PM »
Ah, ok.  It's been way too long - must have a festive re-read.
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Re: Christmas Prog line-up revealed
« Reply #19 on: 11 December, 2022, 12:04:12 PM »
Wasn't Sam only meant to be 25 or so in the early runs?  Admittedly he looked way older, like the 'teenage' middle-aged bikers in I Was a Teenage Tax Consultant.

The first Verdus story had the shield "failing" and de-aging both Slade and Kidd, hence the baby.  So yes, Slate was supposed to be physically younger.
Yes, I remember now. So it wouldn't be too much of a tweak to de-age him further and make him physically around the same age as Cadet Dredd, but with his own office and employees/robots. As I recall, the reason for doing Cadet Dredd and Young Johnny Alpha stories is that kids nowadays don't want to read stories with adult heroes.
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