Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Judge Dredd: The Day The Law Died!, Part 5

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Day The Law Died!, Part 5

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 93

DATELINE
30 Dec 78

PAGE COUNT
6

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

SYNOPSIS
Dredd appeals for Mega-City One's citizens to rise up against Cal.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First time Dredd encourages lawlessness.

INFORMATION
From Mega-City One's Broadcast Control building a transmission can be sent on all channels to all homes. The Justice Department maintains an armoury in the East of the city.

Named Judges: Judge Kafka, Judge Jones (SJS), Judge Murphy, Judge Noxin (SJS)

JUDGE DREDD
He and his group break into Broadcast Control and he transmits a message on all channels as a call to arms.

OTHER CHARACTERS
CHIEF JUDGE CAL
He bathes publically. Two women were sentenced to ten years for littering and plead to Cal for a shorter sentence. He sentences them to death. When Dredd's rallying call leads to widespread rioting, Cal sentences the entire city to death.


ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
Presumably thousands.

BEST LINES
Kelso: "Drokk! Keep punching with the right, but the right ain't there!"

WORST LINES
Dredd: "Drop the rods, boys!"

CATCHPHRASES
Kelso and another Judge say drokk, while Walter says Dwedd, hewo and thwoo.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Giant mentions the 'Robot Wars'.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
There are no credits printed in the strip itself and so the following are taken from Barney.

Script: John Wagner
Artist: Brett Ewins (pencils)/ Brendan McCarthy (inks)
Letters: Unknown

REVIEW
Again the artwork is great. The sight of Cal wearing only bubbles is quite shocking, while Dredd's transmission and the repetition of the frame of John and his wife watching telly is a very nice touch. When Cal sentences the entire city to death, it seems like the beginning of the end.

Next Prog: The Kleggs Are Coming!