Thursday, 21 November 2013

Judge Dredd: The DNA Man, Part 3

NAME
Judge Dredd: The DNA Man, Part 3

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Starlord Prog 115

DATELINE
2 June 79

This prog also contained Dan Dare, Rick Random, Ro-Busters and Strontium Dog strips and a had a Dan Dare cover by Dave Gibbons.

PAGE COUNT
6

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
Dredd closes in on Frankenstein.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First three part Judge Dredd story. Possibly the last appearance of a Frankenstein.

INFORMATION
The centre of Mega-City One's Northways Bridge crosses the Boundary Line.

Fingerprints can be scanned and compared using a handheld device. Mega-City One Judges have no jurisdiction beyond the Boundary Line. The Justice Department has dedicated forensic squads. Named Judges: Smith (Forensics)

JUDGE DREDD
He repels the attack by Frankenstein's horrors on his home and discovers that they all share Frankenstein's fingerprints.

OTHER CHARACTERS
PROFESSOR MILTON D. FRANKENSTEIN
He flees his home taking Dennis with him, attempting to cross the Northways Bridge Boundary Line. Dennis attacks him and the pair fall to their deaths.

DENNIS
He scares a woman and causes her to faint. Dennis picks her up and carries her onto the Northways Bridge. When she comes to she rejects him. Dennis attacks Frankenstein and the pair fall to their deaths.


WALTER THE WOBOT
He pours synthi-caf onto two of Frankenstein's horrors to distract them.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
Four. Dredd kills two of Frankenstein's horrors. Dennis and Frankenstein fall to their deaths.

BEST LINES
Dennis: "Oooo...kayyy...Proffesssorr!"

WORST LINES
Dredd's remembered exposition about Frankenstein's dismissal from Mega Tech.

CATCHPHRASES
Walter says cwiminal, destwoyed, Dwedd, fweaks, fwesh, fwom, lawbweaking and monstwosities. Ugglee and ugly are each said four times.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
The films Frankenstein (1931) and Bride Of Frankenstein (1935).

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: J Howard
Artist: B Ewins
Letters: T Frame

REVIEW
Between Dredd's exposition, meanwhile at the Professor's and the business with the Boundary Line all make for another odd entry.

The End