Judge Dredd: Ryan's Revenge, Epilogue
Dan Dare Annual 1979
1 Sept 78
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Judge Dredd: The Restricted Files 01.
Dredd clarifies his report of Ryan and Amalfi's death.
FIRSTS & LASTS
Mega-City One has a Mega-Aquarium
Synthi-Fruit is synthetic fruit replacement.
He lies to the Chief Judge about what happened to Ryan and Amalfi.
He fell through the Mega-Aquarium roof and out through a tank wall.
He fell through the roof of a Synthi-Fruit.
He asks Dredd for clarification of contradictory facts within Dredd's report.
Two. Ryan and Amalfi die two minutes apart from their respective falls.
Chief Judge: "Only one thing I can't understand. If Amalfi and Ryan fell through the window locked in each other's arms, how come the reports say Amalfi hit the ground a full two minutes later?"
Dredd: "Simple, Chief. Amalfi came up against something that every politician has to face sooner or later...wind resistance!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Is that Walter sniffing in the penultimate panel? And if so, why?
Artist: Kevin O'Neill
Ryan was imprisoned underwater and turned into an aqua-man freak ergo he falls into an aquarium. Amalfi liked fruit and falls to his death in a Synthi-Fruit truck. These respective final resting places of the dead are presumably meant to be some sort of just desserts.
Dredd is pretty out of character in the main body of the story, but here he actively falsifies evidence about the deaths of Ryan and Amalfi. Why?
And That Has To Be The End!