Friday, 13 September 2013

Judge Dredd: The Day The Law Died!, Part 7

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Day The Law Died!, Part 7

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Starlord Prog 95

DATELINE
13 Jan 79

PAGE COUNT
6

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

SYNOPSIS
Cal's executions begin, but Judge Fish's death convinces him to stop.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Last appearance of Judge Fish.

INFORMATION
In Mega-City One, Macey's is very close to Justice Central. There is a vid-phone book listing all Mega-City One citizens.

Named Judges: Judge Cox

JUDGE DREDD
He kidnaps Slocum and orders him to kill Judge Fish and exploit his death to end the killing.

OTHER CHARACTERS
CHIEF JUDGE CAL
He is convinced to end the executions when Judge Fish dies, but is angered when no one attends the funeral.


AARON A. AARDVARK
He was born Eric Plunkett, but changed his name to be first in the vid-phone book. He is the first to die in Cal's alphabetical genocide.

DEPUTY CHIEF JUDGE FISH
He dies. Judge Slocum convinces Cal that his death was an omen that the executions should end. He was cremated and his funeral

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
Possibly millions. Sector 1's executions begin.

BEST LINES
Cal: "Never before has a ruler sentenced his entire population to death! This is a great day - the greatest day in history - and you are lucky to be taking part!"

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
Slocum thanks drokk.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Anthony A. Aardvark was the name of the first of 70,000 witnesses to be called in The Day Perry Masonmint Lost A Case from Mad Magazine (1959).

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: John Howard
Artist: Bolland/Leach
Letters: Thomas

REVIEW
The art and dialogue is great throughout again. Cal's moment in history, Aardvark and Fish provide the best moments.

Next Prog: Exodus To Mutant Land!