Thursday, 29 August 2013

Judge Dredd: Bring Me The Head Of Judge Dredd

NAME
Judge Dredd: Bring Me The Head Of Judge Dredd

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Starlord Prog 88

DATELINE
28 Oct 78

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Epics: Judge Caligula 1, Judge Dredd Epics: The Complete Judge Caligula, The Complete Judge Dredd 8, Judge Dredd 9, Judge Dredd Epics: The Day The Law Died and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 02. The story also formed part of the Judge Dredd radio adaptation of The Day The Law Died.

SYNOPSIS
As the Judges search for Dredd, he searches for a robot replacement to prove his innocence.

FIRSTS & LASTS
The first revelation that the other Dredd is a robot.

INFORMATION
Justice Central keeps incredibly detailed files on Judges.

Moderna Robots have a facility in Mega-City One, they build robots and have a largely robot workforce.

JUDGE DREDD
He is still missing and the resulting manhunt is the biggest in Mega-City history. He seeks out Max Normal for help and on his suggestion Dredd investigates Moderna Robots. He fights and destroys the Dredd robot, but uses its head to prove his innocence.

OTHER CHARACTERS
CHIEF JUDGE GOODMAN
Dredd's arrest has hit him hard.

DEPUTY CHIEF JUDGE CAL
He has designs on the job of Chief Judge.

MAX NORMAL
He informs Dredd of Chick Parker at Moderna Robots and suggests he may have built a robot Dredd.


CHICK PARKER
An engineer at Moderna Robots with gambling debts which he managed to pay off last week. He designed the Dredd robot. Parker was murdered in his office at work.

THE DREDD ROBOT
It is with information on Dredd from his file at Justice Central. It fights Dredd at Moderna Robots, but the Judge destroys it with an industrial scrap magnet and furnace. Only the head it retrieved.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
Two. Chick Parker has been shot dead. Dredd destroys the Dredd robot with an industrial scrap magnet and furnace.

BEST LINES
An honest criminal: "Mega-City won't be safe for an honest criminal till they find Judge Dredd!"

WORST LINES
Dredd: "Gotta go for him!"

Yep.

CATCHPHRASES
"My Dok!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia was a 1974 film directed by Sam Peckinpah.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: John Howard
Artist: McCarthy/Ewins
Letters: T. Frame

REVIEW
It's great to see Dredd back on form and both the art and the script are fantastic here.

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