Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Judge Dredd: The DNA Man, Part 2

NAME
Judge Dredd: The DNA Man, Part 2

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Starlord Prog 114

DATELINE
26 May 79

This prog also featured Dan Dare, Rick Random, Ro-Busters and Strontium Dog strips, a Star Pin-Up of Tharg and a Ro-Busters cover by Mike McMahon.

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
The Complete Judge Dredd 11, Judge Dredd Annual 1988, Judge Dredd 29, Judge Dredd (Volume 2) 43, Judge Dredd: Rough Justice and Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 02.

SYNOPSIS
Frankenstein sends his horrors to kill Dredd.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
An individual under arrest that resorts to violence can have their sentence extended or altered to included penal servitude.

JUDGE DREDD
He lives in a conapt building. He has sentenced an abusive jaywalker to four years penal servitude.

OTHER CHARACTERS
PROFESSOR MILTON D. FRANKENSTEIN
He repeats his cloning experiment a further six times and refers to the resulting creatures as his 'horrors'. He sends them to kill Dredd.

DENNIS
He assists Frankenstein with his experiments.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Walter: "A cwowd of howwible monsters! Save yourself, Judge Dredd - Walter will hold them off! Oww!"

WORST LINES
Dredd: "I suspect everyone and no-one! No doubt we'll meet be meeting again, Professor. Good day."

CATCHPHRASES
Walter says cwowd, Dwedd, howwible, Mawia and supweme, while Maria exclaims a "Mama Mia!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
The presence of a cigarette case implies Beaker was a criminal (although he might have only smoked in the Smokatorium, seen in Smoker's Crime), but neither this nor his offer of a cigarette to Frankenstein is noted by Dredd.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: John Howard
Artist: Brett Ewins
Letters: T. Frame

REVIEW
Frankenstein's failed experiments and Dredd delegating to Walter who then in turn tells Maria what to do is nice, but this is bit of a runaround.

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