Sunday, 8 September 2013

Judge Dredd: The Day The Law Died!, Part 2 - The Tyrant's Grip!

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Day The Law Died!, Part 2 - The Tyrant's Grip!

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Starlord Prog 90

DATELINE
11 Nov 78

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
The Complete Judge Dredd 8, Judge Dredd Epics: Judge Caligula 1, Judge Dredd Epics: The Complete Judge Caligula, Judge Dredd 9, Judge Dredd Epics: The Day The Law Died and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 02. It also formed part of the Judge Dredd radio adaptation of The Day The Law Died.

SYNOPSIS
Chief Judge Cal exerts his new power, appoints a new deputy and makes a move against Dredd.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of Judge Fish.

INFORMATION
MCTV broadcasts a news programme called Hot News.

Chief Judge Cal reintroduces the death penalty for crimes such as criticism of the Chief Judge and curfew breaking. The curfew will be in effect from 18:00 hours. Named Judges: Judge Brady, Deputy Chief Judge Fish, Judge Rizzo, Judge Stapleton.

JUDGE DREDD
The bullet has been removed and his damaged brain tissue has been regenerated. He comes around and is moved against medical instruction to see Cal. Call allows his new deputy to pass judgement of Dredd and interprets Fish's verdict as death.

OTHER CHARACTERS
CHIEF JUDGE CAL
He reintroduces the death penalty and order that a curfew be in effect. He appoints Judge Fish as Deputy Chief Judge.

DEPUTY CHIEF JUDGE FISH
A goldfish. Cal appoints him as Deputy Chief Judge.


ARRESTS
Potentially millions. The newsreader of Hot News is arrested for criticising the Chief Judge and all of the viewers at home are told to await a visit from a Judge for watching illegal broadcasts. The members of the crowd same

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Cal: "My new deputy will deliver the verdict!"
Fish bubbles.
Cal: "You all heard the verdict that my deputy gave! Now I will carry out the sentence!"

WORST LINES
Cal: "You dare! You dare to go against me, Judge Giant!"
Giant: "No - no, Chief Judge it's just that...just that the blood would spatter all over your clean uniform!"

CATCHPHRASES
Cal describes himself as "I am the law now - The living law!", Walter says cweeps, gwateful, mowe, wain, wite and tweatments.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Giant refers Dredd's involvement in his time as a rookie, as seen in 'The Academy Of Law' .

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: John Howard
Artist: Mike McMahon
Letters: Frame

REVIEW
Another brilliant instalment. The MCTV censorship, the unveiling of Judge Fish and his subsequent sentencing are all fantastic.

Next Prog: The New Law!