Sunday, 16 February 2014

Judge Dredd: The Blood Of Satanus, Prologue

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Blood Of Satanus, Prologue

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Tornado Prog 152

DATELINE
16 Feb 80

This prog also featured Blackhawk, Fiends Of The Eastern Front, Captain Klep, Robo-Hunter and The V.C.'s, and a cover featuring Fiends Of The Eastern Front and Robo-Hunter by Carlos Ezquerra as well as part 1 of a postergraph of Judge Dredd's Hall Of Heroes.

PAGE COUNT
1

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
The possibility of cloning Satanus is discussed. As is the possibility of drinking his blood.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First Judge Dredd Prologue to appear in 2000 A.D.

INFORMATION
Mega-City One has a genetic research laboratory with a plasma-based secretion taken from Satanus before he escaped into the Cursed Earth.

The Judges have banned genetic experimentation involving the cloning of dinosaurs.

JUDGE DREDD
None.

OTHER CHARACTERS
SATANUS
A plasma-based secretion was taken from Satanus before he escaped into the Cursed Earth. Scientists plan to grow a new Tyrannosaur using his genetic material.

CYRIL J. RATFINKLE
He works at a genetic research laboratory in Mega-City One. He is well known for asking stupid questions. He asks what would happen if someone drank the blood of Satanus and is ridiculed. He resolves to find out what happens when someone drinks the blood of Satanus.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Ratfinkle: "I'll show them what happens when someone...drinks the blood of Satanus!"

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Satanus was first seen in The Cursed Earth, Chapter 13 and the DNA sample must have been taken while the Dinosaur National Park was still open.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
Fascinating and ridiculous in equal measure. This Dreddless prologue sets the tone for the story that will follow.