Countdown to Lawgiver MkIII – Guest Spotlight – Mick McMahon

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Bristol

Saturday 28th May 2016

Guest Spotlight: Mick McMahon

2000AD was launched in February 1977 with Judge Dredd debuting in the second issue, or Prog 2. Judge Dredd was created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra.

Lawgiver is an annual convention dedicated to Judge Dredd, from Comics and Screen.

McMahonThis image shows Mick McMahon with a badge from the fabulous fan film Judge Minty.

We were fortunate to have John Wagner at the first Lawgiver convention. At this, the third year, we have Mick McMahon.

Though the look of Judge Dredd was created by Carlos Ezquerra the first published story was by Mick McMahon. McMahon also worked on Slaine, Ro-busters and ABC Warriors in the pages of 2000AD and Batman for DC Comics.

McMahon is one of the most influential Judge Dredd Artist from the 1970s and 1980s. many artists will site him as an influence in their development as an artist. I mentioned in a review once that the art reminded me of McMahon, the artist later thanked me for this comment. Continue reading

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Who is Rico Dredd?

Rico.gifYou’ll notice that I said Rico Dredd, not Judge Rico. I’ll explain this for everyone, I’ll explain the difference between Rico Dredd and Judge Rico.

Rico Dredd was created by Pat Mills and Mick McMahon and first appeared in ‘The Return of Rico’ in Prog 30 in 1977.

He is a clone of the first Chief Judge, Eustace Fargo, clone-brother to Joe Dredd (the character we all know as Judge Dredd). They are exact duplicates, but can two men ever be exactly the same?

There is a Judge Rico in the current continuity of Judge Dredd, they are not the same. I’ll explain that towards the end of this article. There are spoilers below if you haven’t read the stories but as the first story was published in 1977 I’m not being too fussy about giving details of that one

I’ve done a couple of these articles already and plan to do more. You can read Who is Orlok, Who Are The Dark Judges and Who is Judge Giant. Continue reading

The Third Law – a Rico Dredd e-novel by Michael Carroll

dredd-third-law-michael-carrollRico Dredd: The Titan Years
The Third Law

Written by Michael Carroll

Cover by Michael Carroll and Pye Parr

Published by Abaddon Books
Kindle Edition 17 Jun 2014

File Size: 344 KB
Print Length: 103 pages

Rico Dredd created by Pat Mills and Mike McMahon

Judge Dredd. There were once two of them, Joe and his ‘twin’ Rico. I say ‘twin’ as they were clones not biological brothers. Clones of Eustace Fargo, the man who established the Judges of Mega City One.

Michael Carroll is one of the popular writers currently writing Judge Dredd for 2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine. He has also written more than a dozen novels and novellas including the Quantum Prophecy series. You can read reviews of several of his works elsewhere on this blog. a list is at the bottom of this article.

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