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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Judge Dredd The Megazine 2.81 09/06/95

I’ve seen the opening page to this issue’s Judge Dredd story, Whatever Happened to Bill Clinton, appear several times in The Megazine recently. In it, President Clinton, having had a personality transplant into the body of Heap Molinski against his will, sits unmoving in a Mega City One psycho-cube before muttering “heck”. Why it’s appeared in The Megazine on its own a handful of times recently I’m not entirely sure. Perhaps it’s a nineties form of viral marketing. You know, the type of viral marketing that isn’t contagious.

Another printing curiosity occurs in the backup Dredd strip drawn by the unmistakable John Hicklenton. Pages three and four appear twice instead of pages one and two. Perhaps this error is exclusive to just my copy, although I suspect not, but the consequence of it is that the strip itself is impossible to follow as a result. Okay, maybe it is possible to work out what is going on, but, I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t bother trying.

One thing that isn’t an error but editorial shouldn’t have allowed to happen just the same occurs on page five of Whatever Happened to Bill Clinton. Siku paints an over muscled Dredd kicking in the door to the White House before hitting two goons with Biz and MacNeil written on their foreheads in the face with a day-stick. Someone has stuck on Dredd’s back a ‘kick me’ sign. Maybe this is a dare that Siku couldn’t believe he got away with or an in-joke around The Megazine office. Whatever the reason, it’s shit. Don’t do it again.

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2 Comments:

  • Oh dear that was a terrible story.

    I would really like you to read volume 3 of the Megazine at least until it goes reprint. That really is the worst period of 2000ad ever! Apart from when Bishop takes over the comic of course and you have things like the sex issue . . ..

    By Blogger Victor Resistor, at 11:18 am  

  • Oh Christ... The Sex issue...

    I'm glad The Megazine is over with to be honest with you, Victor. The thought of Volume three makes me feel ill.

    By Blogger Paul Rainey, at 4:49 pm  

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