Sunday, 22 September 2013

Judge Dredd: The Day The Law Died!, Part 16

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Day The Law Died!, Part 16

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Starlord Prog 104

DATELINE
17 Mar 79

This prog also featured Dan Dare, Ro-Busters, Robo-Hunter and Strontium Dog, a Dan Dare Star Pin Up and Strontium Dog cover by Carlos Ezquerra.

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Epics: Judge Caligula 2, Judge Dredd Epics: The Complete Judge Caligula, The Complete Judge Dredd 10, Judge Dredd Epics: The Day The Law Died, Judge Dredd 12 and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 02.

SYNOPSIS
Dredd goes on the offensive and persuades Walter to betray him to Cal.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
Traffic violations and speeding are punishable with the death penalty.

JUDGE DREDD
He and Fergee fight and incapacitate three Kleggs. He convinces Walter to pretend to betray him, attacks a number of Judges with his Pat-Wagon and then retreats to the Undercity.

OTHER CHARACTERS
FERGEE
He and Dredd fight and incapacitate three Kleggs. They return to the Undercity.


WALTER THE WOBOT
He sprays Fergee's flies dead. Dredd convinces him the betray the Judge.

CHIEF JUDGE CAL
When presented with Walter he threatens him with dismemberment with an axe.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
Dozens. Dredd and Fergee have probably killed three Kleggs. Walter kills Fergee's flies. Up to five Judges are run over by Dredd

BEST LINES
Walter: "Just say the word, dear, sweet, angwy master, and - "

WORST LINES
Fergee: "Easy the Ferg!"

CATCHPHRASES
"Gettin' heavy" is back on the agenda with both Dredd and Fergee. Walter says angwy, betway, bwave, bwute, cweep, cwipes, Dwedd, dweams, pwotect, spway, twue, twy, waising, wobo, wobot and woom.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: John Howard
Artist: Ron Smith
Letters: Thomas

REVIEW
Walter's apparently vital role comes as a bit of a surprise and while Ron Smith's artwork is undoubtedly beautiful, it somehow jars with what has preceded it.

Next Prog: Betwayal!