Monday, 9 September 2013

Judge Dredd: The Day The Law Died!, Part 3

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Day The Law Died, Part 3

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Starlord Prog 91

DATELINE
18 Nov 78

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
The Complete Judge Dredd 9, Judge Dredd Epics: Judge Caligula 1, Judge Dredd Epics: The Complete Judge Caligula, Judge Dredd Epics: The Day The Law Died, Judge Dredd 10 and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 02.

SYNOPSIS
Giant and Dredd escape Justice Central, avoid the manhunt and meet with the tutors of the Academy of Law to plan a revolution.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of Judge Slocum and Judge Scmaltz, first use of Judge Griffin's name, first acknowledgement that the tutors of the Academy of Law are all injured Judges.

INFORMATION
Justice Central has emergency exit tube which lead to the garage. The tutors at the Academy of Law are chosen from Judges that were wounded in action.

Named Judges: Judge Clubman, Judge Cody, Judge Glass, Judge Griffin, Judge Percy, Judge Scmaltz, Judge Slocum.

JUDGE DREDD
Giant breaks him out of Justice Central and Cal orders a manhunt with a reward of one million credits for information leading to his capture. Giant delivers him to a secret location where he meets the tutors from the Academy of Law and they begin to plan the overthrow of Cal.

OTHER CHARACTERS
JUDGE GIANT
He rescues Dredd and delivers him to a secret meeting with the tutors from the Academy of Law.

CHIEF JUDGE CAL
He orders every Judge to search for Dredd.

DEPUTY CHIEF JUDGE FISH
Slocum uses his inscrutability to bamboozle Cal and save the lives of Judges Percy and Glass, by claiming the goldfish sentenced them to dress as little girls.

JUDGE SLOCUM
SJS Judge. He outmanoeuvres Cal by claiming the Judge Fish sentenced two Judges to dress as little girls.

JUDGE GRIFFIN
The Principal of the Academy of Law. He pledges his staff to help Dredd overthrow Cal.

JUDGE SCHMALTZ
Tutor at the Academy of Law. He joins Griffin in the fight against Cal.

JUDGE CLUBMAN
Tutor at the Academy of Law. He joins Griffin in the fight against Cal.

ARRESTS
None. Although the fraudulent Dredds and/or those who informed on them probably had their collars felt.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Schmaltz: "Youre safe, Judge Dredd. Safe! Oh, how I weep when I think your precious life has been saved! Saved for a city that needs you so badly-"
Griffin: "Enough of that, Judge Schmaltz!"

WORST LINES
Giant: "You're blockin' the tubes, dudes!"

CATCHPHRASES
Dredd pledges to win "By Drokk"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Cal has ordered every Judge on a manhunt for Dredd before in Bring Me The Head Of Judge Dredd. Judge Griffin was previously seen in 'The Academy Of Law' and 'Mutie the Pig'.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: John Howard
Artist: Mike McMahon
Letters: Tom Knight

Tom Knight also provided letters for A.B.C. Warriors.

REVIEW
Another great part here. Judge Slocum's use of Judge Fish, Judge Schmaltz's eulogising and Cal's building madness are all wonderful.

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