Sunday, 3 November 2013

Judge Dredd: Punks Rule!

NAME
Judge Dredd: Punks Rule!

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 110

DATELINE
28 Apr 79

This prog also featured Dan Dare, Ro-Busters, Robo-Hunter and Strontium Dog, a Starlord pin-up
and a Dan Dare cover by Dave Gibbons.

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
Judge Death: Classic Judge Dredd, The Best Of 2000AD 50, Judge Dredd 1, Judge Dredd Chronicles Book 1, Judge Death: Judge Dredd Featuring Judge Death, Judge Death: Dredd vs. Death, The Complete Judge Dredd 10, The Best Of Judge Dredd and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 02.

SYNOPSIS
Dredd goes into a lawless part of town on his own, but doesn't come out alone.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
Mega-City One's Southside Sector 41 is lawless and the Cosmic Punk have declared it a no-go area. One of the tunnels into the Cursed Earth is called the South Mutieland Tunnel. Access in one-way.

City Garbage uses trucks that can follow vocal instructions.

Judges can revoke citizenship and exile lawbreakers.

JUDGE DREDD
He goes into Southside Sector 41 alone, arrests several Cosmic Punks, has their citizenship removed and exiles them to the Cursed Earth for ten years.

OTHER CHARACTERS
GESTAPO BOB HARRIS
Leader of the Cosmic Punks gang and self-appointed Chief Judge in Southside Sector 41. Dredd humiliates him, arrests him, removes his citizenship and exiles them to the Cursed Earth for ten years.


JUDGE FILETOOTH
Member of the Cosmic Punks gang and self-appointed Judge in Southside Sector 41. Dredd arrests him, removes his citizenship and exiles them to the Cursed Earth for ten years.

ARRESTS
At least twenty-six. Dredd arrests at least twenty-six Cosmic Punks, removes their citizenship and exiles them to the Cursed Earth for ten years.

DEATHS
One. Dredd kills a shooter with a hotshot.

BEST LINES
Dredd: "The street gangs have lost their fear of us. It's time we gave it back to them...Let's show them one Judge is worth a hundred Punks - Cosmic or otherwise!"

WORST LINES
File-Tooth: "The dumb crumbo tried ta come inna district widout payin' his toll. We're tkin' him ta the Hall of Justus fer trial"

CATCHPHRASES
A Cosmic Punks lets out an Aiiee! as he dies.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Their are references to Cal's reign and the events of 'The Day The Law Died'.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: John Howard
Artist: B. Bolland
Letters: T. Frame

REVIEW
It's good to see Dredd getting back to what does best, but it's also reassuring that the strip is acknowledging Cal's legacy as it gets back to normal. Bolland's art is as fantastic as ever.