Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Judge Dredd: The Day The Law Died!, Part 12

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Day The Law Died!, Part 12

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Starlord Prog 100

DATELINE
17 Feb 79

This strip appeared in Prog 100 alongside Dan Dare, Ro-Busters and Robo-Hunter, a Judge Dredd poster to cut out and Robo-Hunter cover by Ian Gibson

PAGE COUNT
6

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

SYNOPSIS
Dredd survives the crash and must face Fergee.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of Fergee.

INFORMATION
Cal has declared happiness, laughter, smiling and conversation illegal. Citizens are instructed to destroy their dearest possessions and anyone discovered to be hiding an item likely to cause happiness will be shot.

The Genmo DX3 Road Liner is fitted with a crash-proof command capsule and equipped with air bags.

Undercity dwellers refer to those who live on the surface as upsiders.

JUDGE DREDD
His road liner crashes through into the Undercity.

OTHER CHARACTERS
CHIEF JUDGE CAL
He claims to hear the voices of deceased Chief Judges calling for him to be tougher on Mega-City One.

FERGEE
Undercity dweller. He challenges Dredd to a fight.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
At least four die in the road liner crash.

BEST LINES
Fergee: "Dang fly trick me. It too smart for Fergee!"

WORST LINES
Fergee: "Hurrr! Hurrr!"

CATCHPHRASES
Cal says "By Grud" and Giant says "Drokk it"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
The Undercity was last seen in 'The Troggies'.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Fergee's badges include Spider-Man, 7UP and Coke.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: J. Howard
Artist: M. McMahon
Letters: Tom Frame

REVIEW
The new and petty low that Cal's madness has reached is excellent, but Fergee has yet to impress.

Next Prog: The Law - And The Loon!