Thursday, 12 September 2013

Judge Dredd: The Day The Law Died!, Part 6

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Day The Law Died!, Part 6

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Starlord Prog 94

DATELINE
6 Jan 79

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 02.

SYNOPSIS
Dredd's rebellion almost ousts Cal, but then his reinforcements turn the tide.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of the Kleggs.

INFORMATION
Mega-City One's Sector 1 is to the west of the city.

The Kleggs are a species of alien mercenaries who fight because they enjoy killing and seek payment in meat.

Named Judges: Judge Jenkins


JUDGE DREDD
His army of citizens drives Cal's forces back to Justice Central, but the arrival of the Kleggs.

OTHER CHARACTERS
CHIEF JUDGE CAL
He has engaged an army of Kleggs to put down civil disorder. He sentences the whole of Mega-City One to death in strict alphabetical order.


JUDGE JENKINS
Judge Jenkins graduated from the Academy of Law as part of the Class of '97. He is fighting for Judge Cal.

GRAMPUS
The leader of the Kleggs.

ARRESTS
Dredd sends two looters home on house arrest and says he will deal with them later.

DEATHS
Probably hundreds. Four of Dredd's loyal Judges and presumably hundreds of citizens die in the Klegg attack.

BEST LINES
Cal: "Now, I want things carried out in an orderly manner. Report to your execution stations. In good time. No barging or rowdiness in the queues. And bring a book in case there is a delay. That is all."

WORST LINES
Giant: "Lock up those traitors, baby!"

CATCHPHRASES
A citizen exclaims "M-my dok!", while Dredd says "Drokk it!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: John Howard
Artist: Bolland/Leach
Letters: Tom Frame

Leach is Garry Leach who also worked as an artist on Future Shorts, Slaine, The V.C.'s, M.A.C.H.1 and as both writer and artist on Dan Dare and Tharg's Future Shocks.

REVIEW
Cal sentences the city to death again, but this part is anything but repetitive. The arrival of Kleggs and the prospect of the alphabetical executions are great, the art is wonderful and the looters under house arrest serve as an excellent reminder of the strip's usual content.

Next Prog: Judgement Day!