Monday, 17 June 2013

Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth, Chapter 21 – Tweak's Story!

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth, Chapter 21 – Tweak's Story!

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 81

DATELINE
9 Sep 78

This Prog also featured Ant Wars, Dan Dare, Tharg's Future Shocks and Robo-Hunter strips, a Dan Dare Futuregraph and a Dan Dare cover by Dave Gibbons.

PAGE COUNT
7

REPRINTS
The Complete Judge Dredd 7, Judge Dredd 8, Judge Dredd Epics: The Cursed Earth 2, Judge Dredd Epics: The Collected Cursed Earth, Judge Dredd Epics: The Cursed Earth, The Best Of Judge Dredd and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 02.

SYNOPSIS
Tweak tells his story.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First time that a story has reached twenty-one parts.

INFORMATION

Tweak's planet featured vast cities and rock farms beneath the ground. The arrival of human astronauts forced them to develop an isolationist way of life.


JUDGE DREDD
He listens to Tweak's story and presumes the worst.

OTHER CHARACTERS
TWEAK
He was the leader of his people on their planet. Tweak has powers of pre-cognition. When humans first landed on his planet he could see that if they remained they would mine it and bring pollution and disease. He ordered that the surface be cleared of all evidence of his species, but not before his mate and two children were captured.

He can now speak rudimentary English and his Mathematics is very advanced.

SPIKES 'HARVEY' ROTTEN
He listens to Tweak's story and wants to exploit the riches of Tweak's planet.

JUDGE JACK
Dredd orders him to fix the land-raider's vaccine refrigeration unit.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Tweak's mate: "Twolk"
Tweak: "Twexx?"

WORST LINES
Astronaut: "Let's go, men. This planet ain't worth returnin' to in a hurry!"

CATCHPHRASES
When not speaking English, Tweak and his species say Twaal, Twalk, Twexx, Twolk, Twurk, Twurrp and Twuurp.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
This part works like a prequel to The Cursed Earth, Chapters Nine and Ten.


INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None,

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Pat Mills
Artist: Brian Bolland
Letters: Pete Knight

REVIEW
Finding out more about Tweak was always going to be a hit with me and Brian Bolland's artwork is sublime, but the Dredd's thought bubble in the final panel is fails to provide any peril.

Next Prog: Alien Messiah!