Friday, 15 November 2013

Judge Dredd: The Exo-Men, Part 2

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Exo-Men, Part 2

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Starlord Prog 112

DATELINE
12 May 79

This Prog also featured Dan Dare, Ro-Busters, Robo-Hunter and Strontium Dog strips and had a Ro-Busters cover by Kevin O'Neill.

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
The Best Of 2000AD 46, Judge Dredd Classics 65, The Complete Judge Dredd 10, Judge Dredd 25, Judge Dredd: Mega City Vice Book 3 and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 02.

SYNOPSIS
As Marjory's ransom goes unpaid and Dredd attempts to rescue her.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
Mega-City One has a Cyclon Metal Works, Mega-City Stores

The Citizen's Committee for Compassion for Criminals runs a Fellowship of Young Offenders.

Exo-Suits are equipped with a laser-claw.

The penalty for aiding the escape of a convicted criminal is six months penal servitude.

JUDGE DREDD
He rescues Marjory Blackshack and then arrests both her and Petty.

OTHER CHARACTERS
MRS MARJORY BLACKSHACK
She organises jumble sales and whist drives for the Citizen's Committee for Compassion for Criminals and started their Fellowship of Young Offenders last year. She has been kidnapped by the fourth Exo-Man after she freed him from his handcuffs. Her kidnapper asks for a million credits in ransom. The CCCC declines to pay. Dredd rescues her and sentences her to six months penal servitude for aiding the escape of a convicted criminal.


COUNCILLOR FRANK PETTY
Dredd sentences him to six months penal servitude for taking the law into his own hands.

ARRESTS
Two. Dredd arrests Blackshack and Petty sentencing them to six months penal servitude for aiding the escape of a convicted criminal.

DEATHS
One. The fourth Exo-Man falls into a furnace.

BEST LINES
Marjory Blackshack (to Pamela): "You ungrateful hussy, Pamela! How dare you! After all I've done for the C.C.C.C! Who organised the jumble sales and whist drives? Who started the Fellow Of Young Offenders last year? Who?"

WORST LINES
Dredd: "I'll deal with you later, Doughnut."

CATCHPHRASES
The fourth Exo-Man takes Grom's name in vain, instead of the usual Grud.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: J. Howard
Artist: R. Smith
Letters: T. Frame

REVIEW
The fourth Exo-Man gets a raw deal as Mrs Marjory Blackshack is the undisputed star here and her ransom conversation with Pamela is a definite highlight.

Next Prog: The D.N.A. Man!