Sunday, 15 September 2013

Judge Dredd: The Day The Law Died!, Part 9

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Day The Law Died!, Part 9

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Starlord Prog 97

DATELINE
27 Jan 79

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Epics: Judge Caligula 2, Judge Dredd Epics: The Complete Judge Caligula, The Complete Judge Dredd 9, Judge Dredd Epics: The Day The Law Died, Judge Dredd 11, Judge Dredd Epics: The Day The Law Died and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 02.

SYNOPSIS
The Klegghounds track Dredd.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
Klegghounds tracks via their sense of taste, not smell. Bloodhounds have been extinct for a hundred years.

Advanced Leadership is a course taught at the Academy of Law. Named Judges: Judge Peace, Judge Smith

JUDGE DREDD
His base of operations is an underground garage. He is tracked by a pack of Klegghounds and attacked.

OTHER CHARACTERS
JUDGE PEPPER
He taught both Dredd and Cal Advanced Leadership at the Academy of Law.

JUDGE KELSO
Kelso is attacked by a Klegghound.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
One. Judge Peace dies of injuries sustained in a raid.

BEST LINES
Giant: "Mah pappy never tol' me there'd be days like this"
Dredd: "Grin and bear it, Giant - It could get worse!"

WORST LINES
Smith: "Judge Dredd! Large force coming this way! It sounds like they've got Bloodhounds!"
Kelso: "Don't be foolish, boy! The last bloodhound died a hundred years ago!"

What do they sound like, then?

CATCHPHRASES
Giant says "Drokk it!", Kelso says "M-My Dok-" and, oddly, Pepper says "By Dor!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Giant's pappy never tol' him there'd be days like this. Giant's pappy was of course John 'Giant' Clay from Harlem Heroes and Inferno.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
How does Smith know what Bloodhounds sound like?

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: J. Howard
Artist: M. McMahon
Letters: T. Frame

REVIEW
The manhunt for Dredd comes to an end and all seems lost. Recent parts of this story have seemed a far cry from the Judge Dredd we're used to as they have concentrated more on Cal and had very little of Dredd in them. This bucks the trend and seems all odder for it.

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