Thursday, 20 June 2013

Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth, Supplement – The Last Meal

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth, Supplement – The Last Meal

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 84

DATELINE
30 Sep 78

This strip featured alongside Chapter 24 of Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth, a Ant Wars cover by Kevin O'Neill and Ant Wars, Dan Dare, Robo-Hunter and Walter The Wobot strips.

PAGE COUNT
1

REPRINTS
None.

SYNOPSIS
Dredd and Spikes discuss running out of food and giants. The Jolly Green Giant restocks their supplies.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First example of product placement.

INFORMATION
Green Giant Foods are available in Mega-City One. Their mascot is the Jolly Green Giant.

JUDGE DREDD
He and Spikes have been eating Green Giant corn throughout their journey across the Cursed Earth.

OTHER CHARACTERS
SPIKES 'HARVEY' ROTTEN
He is sick of the Cursed Earth.

JOLLY GREEN GIANT
Mascot of the Green Giant Foods. Roams the Cursed Earth. He secretly supplies Dredd and Company with cans of Green Giant Corn while they sleep.


ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Spikes: "I'm sick o' this Cursed Earth, Judgey Boy! Sick of it y'hear?"

WORST LINES
Dredd: "Green Giant Foods have served us well on this trek. I'm glad the Jolly Green Giant isn't like that other giant we met a while back!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Dredd and Spikes discuss the Giants they met in Chapters 17 and 18.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
This strip appeared by way of an apology to Green Giants Foods, after Chapters 17 and 18 sailed a bit too close to the wind, copyright wise.


RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Unknown
Artist: Brendan McCarthy
Letters: Unknown

REVIEW
By its very nature this little oddity is slight on story, but it's actually much better than expected. The Jolly Green Giant visits Dredd sounds like a terrible idea, but it's arguably handled better here than the offending Chapters 17 and 18.