Judge Dredd: The Day The Law Died!, Part 2 - The Tyrant's Grip!
2000 A.D. and Starlord Prog 90
11 Nov 78
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.
Chief Judge Cal exerts his new power, appoints a new deputy and makes a move against Dredd.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of Judge Fish.
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.
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.
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.
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
Cal: "My new deputy will deliver the verdict!"
Cal: "You all heard the verdict that my deputy gave! Now I will carry out the sentence!"
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!"
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
Script: John Howard
Artist: Mike McMahon
Another brilliant instalment. The MCTV censorship, the unveiling of Judge Fish and his subsequent sentencing are all fantastic.
Next Prog: The New Law!