Sunday, 19 January 2014

Judge Dredd: The Black Plague, Part Three

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Black Plague, Part Three

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Tornado Prog 142

DATELINE
8 Dec 79

This prog also featured Blackhawk, The Stainless Steel Rat, The V.C.'s and The Mind Of Wolfie Smith strips, a Blackhawk cover by Massimo Belardinelli and some more of Starlord Guide to the Galaxy.

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
2000AD Monthly 2, The Complete Judge Dredd 13, Judge Dredd Chronicles Book 24, Judge Dredd Annual 1987 and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 03.

SYNOPSIS
Dredd, Henry Ford and the spiders reach Mega-City One.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
The guns on the walls of Mega-City One fire shells that each contain one ton of liquid fire.

H-Bomb Bridge lies on a direct route between Atom Gulch and Mega-City One. It bears a memorial for those that died. Judge Dredd destroys it to slow down the spiders advance.

The spider swarm reaches Mega-City One and the Judges open fire with their wall mounted cannons. The spiders burrow underground and wait for the temperature to decrease. At night they emerge and attack new.

H-Wagons can be equipped with lifting gear.


JUDGE DREDD
He borrows Henry Ford and rides for Mega-City One. He destroys H-Bomb Bridge to slow down the spiders. He calls for an H-Wagon with lifting gear to carry them both over the spiders.

OTHER CHARACTERS
HENRY FORD
Dredd rides him toward Mega-City One and through the swarm. Henry gets bitten a few times and is paralysed. Dredd calls for an H-Wagon with lifting gear to carry them both to Mega-City One.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
Eight died at Atom Gulch.

BEST LINES
Henry Ford: "You're outa your cotton-pickin' mind, Moze! Wild humans wouldn't drag me through them spiders again! An' that's final!"

WORST LINES
Judge #1: "Odd...there were billions of spiders. There ought to be more bodies..."
Judge #2: "They probably melted. Be thankful it's over!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
This is a great chase sequence and I could happily read a lot more of The Adventures Of Dredd And Henry Ford.

Next Prog: ++ Spider-Power Peaks ++ City Invaded! ++