Monday, 7 January 2013

Dredd Alert

I'm a big fan of all things 2000 AD and Judge Dredd. I used to read 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine regularly until a period in my life when funds were not in abundance. It was a period that went on long enough that when I eventually came back to them I'd lost track of what was going on. I had become a lapsed reader.

I recently got back into the comic strips through the graphic novels and it's been an interesting experience rediscovering something I knew, but from a period before I knew it. Does that make sense?

I've started another blog called Dredd Alert.

The idea is to start at the beginning and work my way through writing about a Dredd-verse strip every day. I've posted a half a dozen so far and I'm still enjoying it.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've read a couple of the graphic novels but it was years ago. Thought the latest movie, Dredd, captured the feel. What did you think?

Tony Laplume said...

Judge Dredd is just out of my personal experience. I remember when DC published the character (in two separate titles) in the 1990s, but didn't even read him then. It's weird, because on the surface he doesn't seem particularly British at all, but it's you guys over there who not only create him but appreciate him best.

Dave said...

Alex, I haven't managed to see Dredd yet, but that's something I plan to rectify next week. I'll report back then.

Tony, IDW have just started another American title for the same reason as DC did: on the back of a film. There's a vein of British pop culture that purports to be from elsewhere, stuff like Hercule Poirot and Thunderbirds, that comments on British society with an outside voice.

Sci-Fi Gene said...

Will have to check out the Dredd blog. I always saw Dredd as British, particularly the humour, even though the setting isn't exactly British, perhaps because I grew up reading it (my enlightened primary school had a cupboard of 2000ADs and Eagles that was unlocked at break on rainy days)