No. 114 – This Stuff is Gold!

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Prog 2044’s (2017) back cover promotion by Cliff Robinson, colours by Dylan Teague v US President Donald J. Trump[1]

As of January 20, 2017, Trump is serving as 45th President of the United States of America, and is affiliated with the Republican Party. Trump’s net worth is estimated by Forbes to be $3.1 billion. He has co-authored several books including The Art of the Deal (Random House, 1987), and owned the Miss Universe and Miss USA beauty pageants, 1996–2015. He also produced and hosted the reality television show The Apprentice (FremantleMedia/MGM Worldwide Television), 2003–2015.

The “This stuff is gold!” remark, combined with the framing of Trump’s head in the prog promo, may be an aside to his distinctive hair, often mistaken for a wig and the subject of speculation for decades. A viral screengrab of Trump’s mother, Mary Anne MacLeod Trump (1912– 2000), from the documentary Who Is Donald Trump? (Foxtel, 2016), which included an interview with her in 1997, however, suggests that the presidential pompadour runs in the family.

Donald Trump also features in HoH No. 224 – Not-So-Great Wall

Notes:

  1. Qualifies as the identity is implied rather than evident. Although a full likeness would’ve been perfectly legal, Trump’s penchant for suing and threatening to sue would have recommended caution

No. 111 – Judge Ochs

Prog 2045’s Judge Dredd cover featuring Judge Ochs (left panel, highlighted) drawn by Cliff Robinson (coloured by Dylan Teague) vs. Scottish actor and musician Rory McCann

McCann is best known for playing Sandor “The Hound” Clegane on HBO’s Game of Thrones.

No. 89 – Darth Dredd

Cliff Robinson’s Judge Dredd cover for prog 1187 vs. teaser poster for Star Wars Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)

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No. 74 – The Gauntlet

Cliff Robinson’s (coloured by Dylan Teague) poster for the Lille Comics Festival 2014 vs. Frank Frazetta’s (1928–2010) poster for Clint Eastwood’s The Gauntlet (1977)

Eastwood collaborated with Frazetta on the design of the poster, loved the result, and owns the original painting

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No. 37 – Lord Kitchener Wants You

Cliff Robinson’s Judge Dredd cover for prog 625 vs. Lord Kitchener Wants You (1914) by Alfred Leete (1882–1933)

Before it became an official recruitment poster this illustration appeared on the cover of London Opinion (5 September 1914), a popular weekly magazine, depicting Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener (1850–1916), the British Secretary of State for War, a “figure of absolute will and power, an emblem of British masculinity” (Jane Tynan, British Army Uniform and the First World War: Men in Khaki, Palgrave Macmillan 2013)

In-depth analysis of Lord Kitchener Wants You poster at the BBC

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