Saturday, 27 July 2013

Judge Dredd: Ryan's Revenge, Prologue

NAME
Judge Dredd: Ryan's Revenge, Prologue

FIRST PUBLISHED
Dan Dare Annual 1979

DATELINE
1 Sept 78

The first Dan Dare Annual bore a Kevin O'Neill cover. This strip appeared alongside Invasion, Rick Random and, of course, Dan Dare strips, as well as a text story called The Invisible Death.

PAGE COUNT
1

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd: The Restricted Files 01.

SYNOPSIS
A prisoner escapes from a penal raft to take his revenge on the Mayor.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First Prologue and the first Judge Dredd post not to feature Judge Dredd.

INFORMATION
There are penal rafts submerged under Mega-City Bay. The prisoners are altered to live underwater and secured by guards, a laser fence and shark patrols.

Mayor Amalfi is Mega-City One's biggest politician.

OTHER CHARACTERS
AMALFI
Mayor of Mega-City One.

RYAN
A prisoner on a penal raft submerged under Mega-City Bay. He has been altered to live underwater. He steals an underwater vehicle and escapes to take his revenge on the mayor.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
None explicit, but the guards on the penal raft could well be drowning.

BEST LINES
Ryan: "So much for the laser fence and shark patrols, now to inflict mega-death on his mega-honour the mega-mayor! Yeah- 'bout time for...Ryan's Revenge!"

WORST LINES
Guard: "Gluuurk!"

CATCHPHRASES
None, although Ryan overuses the word Mega to less effect than he expects.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Dredd saved the Mayor's son in Judge Dredd: 'The Brotherhood Of Darkness'. Is this the same Mayor?

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Unknown
Artist: Kevin O'Neill

REVIEW
An interesting set up.