Thursday, 19 September 2013

Judge Dredd: The Day The Law Died!, Part 13

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Day The Law Died!, Part 13

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Starlord Prog 101

DATELINE
24 Feb 79

This prog also contained Dan Dare, Ro-Busters and Robo-Hunter strips, a Futuregraph, some more Judge Dredd poster and a Dan Dare cover by Dave Gibbons.

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Epics: Judge Caligula 2, Judge Dredd Epics: The Complete Judge Caligula, The Complete Judge Dredd 9, Judge Dredd 12, Judge Dredd Epics: The Day The Law Died and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 02.

SYNOPSIS
Cal plans to dramatise his life and Dredd manages to win Fergee over.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Last appearance of Judge Schmaltz.

INFORMATION
Conred Conn is a famed vid-pic star, now retired.

JUDGE DREDD
He fights Fergee and knocks him into the Big Smelly, which impresses him and makes him consider Dredd a friend.

OTHER CHARACTERS
CHIEF JUDGE CAL
He auditions actors to play Dredd in a TV spectacular and ultimately chooses a midget.

CONRED CONN
Retired actor, star of vid-pics and reputed to be the handsomest man in the world. He is convinced to play Cal on pain of death.

FERGEE
Dredd beats him, but this only makes him like the Judge even more.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
Three. Cal orders the prospective but unsuccessful Dredd actors be killed.

BEST LINES
Schmaltz: "It has been a rare and...and wonderful honour to...to serve with you, Judge Dredd! My...my sun is sinking behind the...hills of life, but...but I am...at peace with my...my destiny..."

WORST LINES
Probably Giant: "Sweet movin' J.D!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Fergee's badges now include Superman, 2000 A.D., Batman and a swastika.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: J. Howard
Artist: B. Bolland
Letters: Thomas

REVIEW
Bolland's art, Cal's auditions and Judge Schmaltz's death scene are fantastic.

Next Prog: Fergee's Palace!