Monday, 29 July 2013

Judge Dredd: Ryan's Revenge, Epilogue

NAME
Judge Dredd: Ryan's Revenge, Epilogue

FIRST PUBLISHED
Dan Dare Annual 1979

DATELINE
1 Sept 78

PAGE COUNT
1/2 a page

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd: The Restricted Files 01.

SYNOPSIS
Dredd clarifies his report of Ryan and Amalfi's death.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First epilogue.

INFORMATION
Mega-City One has a Mega-Aquarium

Synthi-Fruit is synthetic fruit replacement.

JUDGE DREDD
He lies to the Chief Judge about what happened to Ryan and Amalfi.

OTHER CHARACTERS
RYAN
He fell through the Mega-Aquarium roof and out through a tank wall.

MAYOR AMALFI
He fell through the roof of a Synthi-Fruit.

CHIEF JUDGE
He asks Dredd for clarification of contradictory facts within Dredd's report.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
Two. Ryan and Amalfi die two minutes apart from their respective falls.

BEST LINES
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?"

WORST LINES
Dredd: "Simple, Chief. Amalfi came up against something that every politician has to face sooner or later...wind resistance!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
Is that Walter sniffing in the penultimate panel? And if so, why?

CREDITS
Script: Unknown
Artist: Kevin O'Neill

REVIEW
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!