I’m intrigued that the latest 2000AD Extreme Edition features a number of old Max Normal reprints, given that this somewhat obscure supporting character got his own little (acknowledged) homage in Saturday’s Doctor Who. Has the editor (and former DWM honcho) Alan Barnes been on the blower to Russell T?
It’s all a conspiracy.
UPDATE: As well as the stated Max Normal reference, Gridlock also has some clear Halo Jones Book 1 references. Holographic news reader Sally Calypso seems remarkably similar to the computer generated news reader Swifty Frisco, and idea of casting off the underclass is similar to the Hoop.