Monday, 16 September 2013

Judge Dredd: The Day The Law Died!, Part 10

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Day The Law Died!, Part 10

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Starlord Prog 98

DATELINE
3 Feb 79

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Epics: Judge Caligula 2, Judge Dredd Epics: The Complete Judge Caligula, The Complete Judge Dredd 9, Judge Dredd Epics: The Day The Law Died, Judge Dredd 11 and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 02.

SYNOPSIS
Dredd escapes, but for how long?

FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of a Justice 1.

INFORMATION
The Trans-Ohio Tunnel runs through part of Mega-City One. At one exit the roadway is 8,000 feet high.

The Judges have 200 hover ships. Named Judges: Judge Fernandez, Judge Jonas

JUDGE DREDD
He and his forces retreat to a sub-garage and escape in a road liner. Cal shoots out the road and the liner falls from 8,000 feet.

OTHER CHARACTERS
JUDGE FERNANDEZ
He is injured badly during the Klegg attack and sacrifices himself to let the others escape.

CHIEF JUDGE CAL
He destroys the roadway ahead of Dredd's liner, causing it to fall.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
Dredd kills a Klegghound after it tries to swallow his gunhand. The other Judges kill the rest.

BEST LINES
Cal: "What lovely boys they are! So delightfully murderous! Ha, ha! Perhaps I should have been born a Klegg, eh, Slocum?"

WORST LINES
Giant says Baby far too often.

CATCHPHRASES
The Kleggs sing a bit (see below) and get a battle cry in "Klegg-Haiiii!" twice. Dredd insults Jonas with a "Drokk you!"


CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Giant mentions his Pappy again, late of Harlem Heroes and Inferno.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: John Howard
Artist: Brian Bolland
Letters: Tomas Frame

REVIEW
Bolland's art, Dredd's killing of a Klegghound from the inside and the cliffhanger is fantastic.

Next Prog: The Crash!