Friday, 20 December 2013

Judge Dredd: 'Battle Of The Black Atlantic', Part 2

NAME
Judge Dredd: 'Battle Of The Black Atlantic', Part 2

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Tornado Prog 129

DATELINE
8 Sept 79

This prog also featured ABC Warriors, Disaster 1990, Tharg The Mighty and The Mind Of Wolfie Smith strip, an ABC Warriors map by Unknown and a Tharg The Mighty cover by Carlos Ezquerra.

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
2000AD Monthly 3, The Best Of 2000AD 4, Judge Dredd Classics 69, The Complete Judge Dredd 12, Judge Dredd Chronicles Book 26 and Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 03.

SYNOPSIS
Dredd arrests Sovs at sea.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
The Black Atlantic is so polluted that ingestion of its waters can kill.

Named Sov-Judges: Judge Molotov

JUDGE DREDD
He climbs out of the Black Atlantic and boards the Sov ship. He succumbs to poison in the water he swallowed. Doctor Rodnina saves his life. He comes on to her to steal a medical implement to cut himself free. He throws neat medicinal alcohol it in Molotov's face.

OTHER CHARACTERS
JUDGE MOLOTOV
Sov-Judge. He elects to kill Dredd, but he throws alcohol in Molotov's face and subdues Georgi, his henchman.

NICOLAI
Sov spy who acquired the plans for Mega-City One's laser defence system.

DOCTOR RODNINA
Sov ship's doctor. She saves Dredd's life.

ARRESTS
Dredd arrests the entire Sov vessel, possibly 1200 prisoners.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Rodnina (after Dredd's advances): "Getting romantic? Such a recovery! Down, Tiger..."

WORST LINES
Georgi: "Huh? The Yank-side Judge!"

CATCHPHRASES
Dredd says both "Drokk you!" and "Dok", while Molotov says "I am the law aboard this ship"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: John Howard
Artist: Ron Smith
Letters: Tom Frame

REVIEW
A couple of great character moments lift this from being a simple 'our Judge is tougher than your Judge' story.

The End.