No. 75 – Well, Do Ya, Punk?

Mark Harrison’s Judge Dredd star scan from prog 1750 (2011) vs. theatrical poster for Magnum Force (1973)

Patrick Goddard and Dylan Teague’s [colours] Judge Dredd promotional poster for the Lille Comics Festival 2014 vs. French theatrical poster [which, appropriately, most closely resembles Goddard’s composition]

The quote “… Well, do ya, punk?” is actually delivered by Inspector Callahan (Clint Eastwood) in Dirty Harry (Warner Bros.,1971):


No. 52 – Dirty Harry

Dirty Harry image ©Warner Bros.

Judge Dredd in his debut appearance in prog 2 (1977) by Mike McMahon and Carlos Ezquerra (1947–2018) [first frame of first page only] v Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry

Eastwood has played Detective Inspector Harold “Dirty Harry” Callahan of the San Francisco Police Department five times, in: Dirty Harry (1971), Magnum Force (1973), The Enforcer (1976), Sudden Impact (1983) and The Dead Pool (1988).

Doug Church, 2000 AD’s former art editor, has asserted that Dirty Harry was the inspiration for Judge Dredd [we’re just making it official].