No. 109 – Waughkenstein

Arnold Schwarzenegger at Mr. Olympia 1974 (photo ©George Butler)

Devlin Waugh by Sean Phillips from Judge Dredd: The Megazine Vol. 2 #5 vs. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Terry-Thomas [sic*] (1911–1990, right panel, insert)

Writer John Smith described Waugh as an hedonist: “… a languorous upper-class misfit, a fop, an ex-public schoolboy with a neat line in sarcasm. A lounge lizard. Imagine Noël Coward as played by Arnold Schwarzenegger.”** Phillips visualised him with the Terry-Thomas trademark gap in his teeth†.

*Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens added the dash to his stage name Terry Thomas in 1946 to form a “trade name” and mimic the gap in his front teeth
** [2000 AD Online “Brand New! Devlin Waugh – Swimming In Blood“, Tumblr] [John Smith Interview by Grant Goggans, Class of ’79]


No. 93 – The Executioner

Mark Harrison’s Judge Dredd cover featuring The Executioner from the Judge Dredd story Mandroid in prog 1458 vs. Arnold Schwarzenegger in a promotional still from The Terminator (1984)

Science fiction author Harlan Ellison sued director James Cameron claiming that the film was plagiarized from the two Outer Limits (MGM Television) episodes that Ellison wrote, namely Soldier (1964) and Demon with a Glass Hand (1964). The concept of Skynet could also have been borrowed from an Ellison short story called I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream from If (Quinn Publications [now defunct], March 1967) magazine. The suit was settled out of court and newer prints of the film acknowledge Ellison.