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: The First Judge Dredd Comic?
: EddieHitler 26 June, 2010, 10:20:31 PM
Hello
I once read some time ago an article about a Judge Dredd dummy comic that was produced some time in the late 1970's and was then distributed by accident to a limited number of newsagents.  Has any one any further information about this?
Paul
: Re: The First Judge Dredd Comic?
: Wake 26 June, 2010, 10:30:58 PM
Hello
I once read some time ago an article about a Judge Dredd dummy comic that was produced some time in the late 1970's and was then distributed by accident to a limited number of newsagents.  Has any one any further information about this?
Paul

Hi Paul,

Are you thinking of this one?

(http://www.michaelowencarroll.com/cov-jdprog1.jpg)

Click HERE (http://www.michaelowencarroll.com/covers.htm) for more info.
: Re: The First Judge Dredd Comic?
: EddieHitler 27 June, 2010, 12:07:25 PM
Thank you Wake!
Do you know anything more about it?  Do any copies ever come up for sale?
Thanks also for the scan of the front cover.
I have been trying to remember where I first read about this comic but with little joy.
Thanks again
Paul
: Re: The First Judge Dredd Comic?
: EddieHitler 27 June, 2010, 12:17:09 PM
Drats!! fooled again maybe I should have clicked on more info first! I always get a little bit over excited when it comes to these things.
Fantastic spoof cover though. 
Which copy of the Judge Dredd magazine was this published in (prob 1st April!)?
Oh well Wake at least I made you laugh this morning.
Regards
Paul
 
: Re: The First Judge Dredd Comic?
: Kowalsky (formerly JudgeGumpty) 27 June, 2010, 12:58:10 PM
Thats a really good spoof cover. Who created that ?
: Re: The First Judge Dredd Comic?
: House of Usher 27 June, 2010, 01:26:08 PM
A lovely Sunday afternoon nostalgia-trip and another chance to bow before the awesomeness of Michael Carroll!
 :lol:
: Re: The First Judge Dredd Comic?
: Emperor 27 June, 2010, 06:29:35 PM
Hello
I once read some time ago an article about a Judge Dredd dummy comic that was produced some time in the late 1970's and was then distributed by accident to a limited number of newsagents.  Has any one any further information about this?
Paul

There was Prog 0 but it never had any Dredd in it:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/comics/2000adstrips/prog0/index.shtml
: Re: The First Judge Dredd Comic?
: judge cooper 28 June, 2010, 01:38:59 PM
wasn't the first one called bank raid
: Re: The First Judge Dredd Comic?
: Dandontdare 28 June, 2010, 04:54:47 PM
What was intended to be the first story did indeed feature a bank raid, but was deemed too violent for publication (Dredd coldly excutes some bank robbers and then when a passerby steps into the street, Dredd tries to arrest him for jaywalking, he makes a run for it, so dredd shoots him - Can't see what the problem was! :D).

This has been reprinted a couple of times. It was replaced by the Whitey story in prog 2.
: Re: The First Judge Dredd Comic?
: judge cooper 29 June, 2010, 11:10:40 AM
i knew it
i have it in the complete case files one
: Re: The First Judge Dredd Comic?
: Colin YNWA 29 June, 2010, 11:24:05 AM
What was intended to be the first story did indeed feature a bank raid, but was deemed too violent for publication (Dredd coldly excutes some bank robbers and then when a passerby steps into the street, Dredd tries to arrest him for jaywalking, he makes a run for it, so dredd shoots him - Can't see what the problem was! :D).

I thought the reason they didn't go with it was that the crime was said to be too mundane?
: Re: The First Judge Dredd Comic?
: Rio De Fideldo 29 June, 2010, 12:19:56 PM
There was a proposed Dredd fortnightly which they began to gather strips for in the eighties. I would love to see a printed reconstruction presented as one of the bagged graphic novels in the Meg as it would be something a bit different. That spoof cover would be a fun image to utilise.

It was due to include several strips which were later printed in 2000ad/specials as far as I can recall:

Judge Anderson: Four Dark Judges (Wagner/Grant/Ewins) (Was this originally going to be called Revenge as this word appears on the first page of the first part)Printed in the weekly

The Blockers Wagner/Grant/Casanovas Printed in a Dredd Special

Helltrekkers Wagner/Grant/Ortiz Printed in the Weekly

B.A.D. Company Wagner/Grant/Ezquerra One episode printed in the Meg

Badlander Alan Moore/Collins/Farmer? Proposal page drawn

Untitled Justice Academy story Ian Gibson One page drawn

Unknown Judge Dredd story (Does anyone know what story was earmarked for the fortnightly but which made it into the Weekly?) I'd like to think the Midnight Surfer as once again it utilised an existing Dreddworld character-Chopper from Un-American Graffiti















: Re: The First Judge Dredd Comic?
: SuperSurfer 29 June, 2010, 12:28:58 PM
There was a proposed Dredd fortnightly which they began to gather strips for in the eighties. I would love to see a printed reconstruction presented as one of the bagged graphic novels in the Meg as it would be something a bit different.
Cool idea for a Meg anniversary edition. On real newsprint paper rather than a pretend aged look, please.
: Re: The First Judge Dredd Comic?
: judge cooper 29 June, 2010, 01:29:45 PM
wait wait wait what was the first published story
wasnt it judge whitey
: Re: The First Judge Dredd Comic?
: Dandontdare 29 June, 2010, 05:14:12 PM
wait wait wait what was the first published story
wasnt it judge whitey
Yes, Whitey was the first ever PUBLISHED story - it appeared in Prog 2 (no Dredd in prog 1) and replaced the bank-raid story that was going to be the first.
: Re: The First Judge Dredd Comic?
: judge cooper 30 June, 2010, 11:12:57 AM
then thats the answer to the question unless charleswalter 1860 meant the first dredd megazine
: Re: The First Judge Dredd Comic?
: Rio De Fideldo 30 June, 2010, 11:34:42 AM
Sorry just checked the Gibson story was going to be called Soul of a Judge
: Re: The First Judge Dredd Comic?
: ambrose 07 July, 2010, 01:35:51 AM
That is an amazing cover
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: CraveNoir 07 July, 2010, 08:23:36 AM
Which copy of the Judge Dredd magazine was this published in (prob 1st April!)?

MEG 245, page 56 (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=prog&page=megprofiles&choice=245)
: Re: The First Judge Dredd Comic?
: Mike Carroll 07 July, 2010, 10:59:34 AM
The fake Judge Dredd cover first appeared in one of my Sprout columns on the 2000 AD Review site. Amazingly, that was five years ago!

As 2000 AD Review will sadly be shutting its doors soon, I've now reproduced all of the Sprout columns on my own site. Here's a direct link to the one that included the Dredd cover:
http://www.michaelowencarroll.com/sp020.htm (http://www.michaelowencarroll.com/sp020.htm)

-- Mike
: Re: The First Judge Dredd Comic?
: judge cooper 14 July, 2010, 11:13:44 AM
what was the first dredd megazine
: Re: The First Judge Dredd Comic?
: Judge Olde 30 July, 2010, 01:05:33 PM
what was the first dredd megazine

 to? ever?  :-\
: Re: The First Judge Dredd Comic?
: SmallBlueThing 30 July, 2010, 01:45:02 PM
First appearace:2000ad prog 2 (1977)... Barring an ad panel in prog one.

First Megazine: vol one, ish one (1990).

Not the first time ive heard stories of earlier dredds. The father of an old service user swore blind he 'used to read the original ones, before 2000ad, back in the late sixties'.

SBT
: Re: The First Judge Dredd Comic?
: Mike Carroll 31 July, 2010, 03:41:50 PM
Not the first time ive heard stories of earlier dredds. The father of an old service user swore blind he 'used to read the original ones, before 2000ad, back in the late sixties'.
SBT

Yeah, I used to have some of those. They weren't in great condition, but I wish I could find them now...
(http://www.michaelowencarroll.com/cov-1900ad.jpg)

-- Mike