Judge Dredd: The Day The Law Died!, Part 5
2000 A.D. Prog 93
30 Dec 78
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.
Dredd appeals for Mega-City One's citizens to rise up against Cal.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First time Dredd encourages lawlessness.
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)
He and his group break into Broadcast Control and he transmits a message on all channels as a call to arms.
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.
Kelso: "Drokk! Keep punching with the right, but the right ain't there!"
Dredd: "Drop the rods, boys!"
Kelso and another Judge say drokk, while Walter says Dwedd, hewo and thwoo.
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Giant mentions the 'Robot Wars'.
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
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)
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.
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