caption=Jack Point cover by
Frazer Irving; "2000 AD" and Jack Point, the Simping Detective copyright [http://www.2000adonline.com/ Rebellion] A/S 2005.
Judge Dredd Megazine#220 (June 2004)
Simon Spurrier Frazer Irving
alliances=Galen DeMarco (PI), Raptaur
Mega City OneJudges
powers=No superpowers, but has clown equipment filled with crimefighting gadgets. He is also able to beat lie detectors by mentally "rewriting the questions"|
Jack Point aka "the Simping Detective" is a character in the comic
Judge Dredd Megazine, a spin-off from " 2000 AD". He was created by Simon Spurrierand Frazer Irving.
He was originally a
Mega-City OneJudge but took to working undercover, with his cover story being he resigned as a Judge to become a private detective. He works in Angeltown, a notoriously corrupt sector of Mega-City One run by the mysterious Boss, and is well-known for his distinctive speech patterns and high perversity.
Fictional character biography
His first major case involved investigating the Crystal Blue drug, which led him into a conspiracy involving the corrupt new Sector Chief Daveez, a nun-run school for troubled juves (who were producing the drug), and the vicious alien predators known as the Raptaurs, whom the drug is manufactured from. He just barely managed to destroy all the Raptaurs and adopted the offspring of one - dubbed Cliq - as a pet and back-up. He has since been involved in several cases alongside and conflicting with fellow PI
Galen DeMarco, as well as investigating a new incarnation of the mass-murdering Hunters Club. He made an ally and crush in the mysterious PVC-clad Miss Ann Thropé, who helped him on several cases; it turned out she was manipulating him to kill Cliq & gain a nest of new Raptaurs as a result. She is currently trying to get him to quit the force and join her team of ex-Judge mercenaries.
The nickname the "Simping Detective" comes from his habit of wearing clown accoutrements like a
rubber noseand bow tie- in the fictional universe of "Judge Dredd", "Simping" is slang for dressing like a fool or simpleton. It may also be a reference to The Singing Detective.
*"What's your point?" "Comes right after the Jack" - "phrase repeated in several episodes".
*"The Simping Detective has established itself as a dyed-in-the-wool, stone-cold classic" - "Alan Barnes, editor, Judge Dredd Megazine".
Characters who have appeared in the series include:
*Jack Point himself
*Sector Chief Daveez - Jack's corrupt boss
Miss Anne Thrope
*"The Simping Detective" (by
Simon Spurrierand Frazer Irving, trade paperback, 144 pages, September 2007, ISBN 1905437447) [ [http://www.2000adonline.com/books/the_simping_detective.php 2000 AD books - The Simping Detective ] ] collects:
**"Mega-City Noir": "Gumshoe" (in "
Judge Dredd Megazine" #220, 2004)
**"The Simping Detective":
*** "Crystal Blue" (in "Judge Dredd Megazine" #221-223, 2004)
*** "Innocence: A Broad" (in "Judge Dredd Megazine" #224-226, 2004)
*** "Dorks of War" (in "Judge Dredd Megazine" #227, 2004)
*** "Playing Futsie" (in "Judge Dredd Megazine" #234-236, 2005)
*** "Fifteen" (in "Judge Dredd Megazine" #237, 2005)
*** "Petty Crimes" (in "Judge Dredd Megazine" #238-239, 2005)
*** "No Body, No How" (in "Judge Dredd Megazine" #253-257, 2006/7)
* [http://www.2000adonline.com/?zone=thrill&page=profiles&choice=SIMPING 2000 AD profile]
* [http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/s/simpdetective.htm International Hero entry]
* [http://www.411mania.com/comics/columns/article.php?columns_id=2745 Interview with Frazer Irving]
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