Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Judge Dredd: The Blood Of Satanus, Part 3

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Blood Of Satanus, Part 3

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Tornado Prog 154

DATELINE
1 Mar 80

This prog also featured Blackhawk, Fiends Of The Eastern Front, Robo-Hunter and The V.C.'s strips, a Robo-Hunter cover by Ian Gibson and the third part of Judge Dredd's Hall Of Heroes.

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
The Best Of 2000AD 1, The Complete Judge Dredd 14, Judge Dredd Definitive Ed. Bad Science, Judge Dredd Chronicles Book 3, Judge Dredd 17 and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 03.

SYNOPSIS
Dredd catches up with Rex Peters.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
There is an area of Old New York still above ground. It is a wild area frequented by renegade robots, illegal aliens and criminals.


JUDGE DREDD
He carries a dagger and uses it to cut into Rex Peters tail to get the Homo Tyrannosaur to release him. He chases Rex into Old New York and encounters a burglar whom he detains for later arrest.

OTHER CHARACTERS
REX PETERS
He tries to strangle Dredd with his tail. The Judge slices into Rex's tail with his knife and the Homo Tyrannosaur flees into Old New York. Rex eats a burglar that Dredd handcuffed to a stairwell.

ARRESTS
None. Dredd detains a burglar for later arrest only for Rex to eat him instead.

DEATHS
Two. Rex kills and eats a burglar. Dredd shoots Rex dead.

BEST LINES
Burglar: "Oh - er, hello, Judge! Just doing a spot of window cleaning!"
Dredd: "At four o'clock in the morning?"
Burglar: "I'm on overtime!"

WORST LINES
Rex: "Th-thanks for killing me, Judge Dredd. You may have taken my life...but - you saved my soul!"

CATCHPHRASES
Dredd thinks a "Drokk!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Pat Mills
Artist: Ron Smith
Letters: Tom Frame

REVIEW
Ron Smith's art boasts beautiful silhouettes and some great action sequences, but once again it's the art that covers up the cracks in a pretty shoddy storyline. Dredd's negligence leads to the detained burglar becoming Rex's final victim and passes without regret or comment.