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General / List of Judge Dredd Artists & Writers
« on: 07 December, 2020, 03:34:01 PM »
Hey there everyone, I'm afraid that this is a fairly short question with not much discussion but can I please ask: is there a list anywhere which just sets out in one place all of the writers and artists who've been credited on a Judge Dredd strip over the years? There is a short one with some of the more famous artists on the Judge Dredd Wiki but it's clearly quite thin on the ground and not comprehensive. Is there anywhere better to look?

Books & Comics / Action and the Nationwide show
« on: 06 July, 2020, 07:48:11 PM »
It's part of the myth and legend of the British comics industry that a copy of Action was torn up on-air on an episode of the current affairs show Nationwide during the moral panic over the title in 1976. It's reported in many articles but I've never actually seen the dirty deed, so I'm curious - do any screenshots of the episode in question or any recordings of it survive, and is there anywhere to actually view it? As Action is the progenitor of 2000AD I'm interested in learning more about the comic's prehistory.

General / The comic that 2000AD killed
« on: 06 July, 2020, 07:41:02 PM »
Hey there everyone, I'd like to ask a quick question for the more knowledgeable Squaxx.

I dug my copy of Thrill-Power Overload out of the loft recently and while flicking through it one detail caught my attention. On p.74-75 John Sanders relates how he came within an inch of closing down 2000AD in 1980 following a strike which stopped publication for five weeks. Sanders was eventually prevailed on not to cancel 2000AD because it was too profitable for IPC, but he had to make a statement to the strikers so instead he closed down a "girls' comic with a very high circulation".

I'm not at all familiar with this story and Thrill-Power Overload doesn't go into specifics so I was curious, does anyone know the title of the comic in question, and if there's anywhere where we can read more up on it? I'm just fascinated to learn more about the comic that died so that 2000AD might live.

General / The "Essential" Judge Dredd
« on: 17 May, 2020, 11:18:47 AM »
Howdy to all Squaxx. It's been a very long time since I was active on the forum but although I dropped off from the community I've not stopped reading 2000AD. I've been trying to use the lockdown to do something constructive and productive so I've put together something that I've wanted to do for years but never had the time to sit down to before now - something that I hope that the whole community will find useful and people can refer to to get new readers interested in exploring the Galaxy's Greatest Comic

The ESSENTIAL Judge Dredd

Rather than making it a simple "Top 5" list though, I've themed the collection around the GNs which give the broadest overview of the Dreddverse - they're not necessarily the Best Stories Ever (even though I love them all) but they are a useful primer for introducing people to the key concepts of Mega-City One and how Dredd and his life and times think and work. They're books which temper lore with action and so I think will be the ones most likely to engage new readers and keep them interested is discovering more.

I'm just starting out on this analysis & media commentary on Youtube and I'm hoping to make it a springboard to a longer YouTube series so I'd welcome everyone's comments & criticism of it. What do you think of the selection, or my reasoning behind them? How did you find the video's presentation? Is there anything that you'd like to see explored in more detail in a follow-up video?

By the way, I know that the audio quality is awful - I couldn't really afford a proper microphone if I'm not sure this plan has legs, but if it starts to take off I will invest in one!

Anyway, I hope everyone enjoys it!

Edited with updated link — IP

General / Judge Dredd - the Manga?
« on: 19 November, 2014, 05:53:13 PM »
On another forum where the discussion topic was "replace the main character of an anime with Dredd. What happens?" (The answer is that EVERYTHING becomes more amazing), I found this fascinating clipping, attached below. Apparently like how we had the "Lawman of the Future" comic for kids, Japan got its own Dredd spinoff to coincide with the increase of publicity from the Stallone movie.

I'm very intrigued to see an Eastern take on this very Western comic. Does anyone have more info on the Manga Dredd?

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