Friday, 27 September 2013

Judge Dredd: The Day The Law Died!, Aftermath

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Day The Law Died!, Aftermath

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Starlord Prog 108

DATELINE
14 Apr 79

PAGE COUNT
1

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Epics: Judge Caligula 2, Judge Dredd Epics: The Complete Judge Caligula, The Complete Judge Dredd 10, Judge Dredd 13, Judge Dredd Epics: The Day The Law Died and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 02.

SYNOPSIS
Mega-City One gets back on its feet after Cal's reign.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First day at work for Chief Judge Griffin and Deputy Chief Judge Pepper.

INFORMATION
(This strip begins several days after the death of Cal.)

The rebuilding of Mega-City One begins.

The Klegg mercenaries that attempt to escape in their space ship were punished.

JUDGE DREDD
He has memorials erected all over Mega-City One, including at least one to Fergee. There were calls for Dredd to be Chief Judge, but he refuses.

OTHER CHARACTERS
FERGEE
Dredd has a memorial statue of Fergee erected naming him King of the Big Smelly and Hero of Mega-City One.


JUDGE GRIFFIN
Dredd suggests him for Chief Judge.

DEPUTY CHIEF JUDGE PEPPER
He is appointed Deputy Chief Judge.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
Potentially millions of Kleggs.

BEST LINES
Dredd: "My place is where it has always been, on the streets....I am needed there more than ever now!"

WORST LINES
Judge: "Griffin for Chief Judge!"

That was quick.

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
It's not as clear as it could be whether the Klegg's ship was destroyed, damaged or forced to return to Earth.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
There are no credits printed in the strip itself and so the following are taken from Barney.

Script: John Wagner
Artist: Ron Smith
Letters: Tom Frame

REVIEW
The Aftermath is admitted a quick overview of the day after the law died, but it successfully tells us a great deal with the minimum of fuss in a single page and gives Dredd a great note to end on.