Saturday, 22 February 2014

Judge Dredd: The Judge Child, Part 2

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Judge Child, Part 2

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Tornado Prog 157

DATELINE
22 Mar 80

This Prog also featured Blackhawk, Fiends Of The Eastern Front, Captain Klep, Ro-Jaws' Robo-Tales, Robo-Hunter and The V.C.'s strips with a cover by Kevin O'Neill.

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd In The Judge Child Quest 1, The Complete Judge Dredd 14, Judge Dredd Epics: The Judge Child 1, Judge Dredd Epics: The Judge Child Quest, Judge Dredd Epics: The Complete Judge Child Quest, The Best Of Judge Dredd, Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 04 and The Judge Child.

SYNOPSIS
Dredd is sold into slavery to follow Owen Krysler.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
(This strip takes place over the course of three days)

The businesses of Neutron Flats include Ossie's Slave Mart, Zisco dance hall and Tasteefry.


Garbage mines are the buried remains of previous archaeological treasures that can be exploited and sold to collectors. There are garbage mines west of Neutron Flats owned by Filmore Faro. He also owns much of the land around Memphis and has built pyramids and huge monuments to himself. Faro's men are called The Brotherhood of Trash.

Judges are equipped with radiation cloak to protect them. A Judge's Lawmaster can maintain a specific distance from its rider and take lethal action without express orders.

JUDGE DREDD
He rides into Neutron Flats and questions the auctioneer of Ossie's Slave Mart about Krysler and seeking to get closer to Krysler's purchaser allows himself to be sold as a slave to The Brotherhood Of Trash for 300 credits. He ordershis Lawmaster to follow him at a distance of two miles. He is delivered to one of Faro's garbage mines and must help push the huge head of a statue of Faro being erected in Memphis.

OTHER CHARACTERS
OWEN KRYSLER
He was sold six months ago in a slave auction to Filmore Faro.

FILMORE FARO
Known as The Garbage King. He owns garbage mines west of Neutron Flats, most of the land around Memphis and ten thousand slaves. Apparently he thinks he is descended from the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt and is using his vast fortune to build monuments to himself.

BREWSTER ONELUG
Slave owned by Filmore Faro. He escaped but was recaptured.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
Two. Dredd's Lawmaster kills two members of the Brotherhood of Trash.

BEST LINES
Following the discourse listed under WORST LINES below, Dredd's Lawmaster opens fire with a Blam! Bam.
Lawmaster: "That means drop dead. Thank you."

WORST LINES
Brother #1: "Maybe we oughta speak to it in Bike...Phut, phut, phut! That means stop!"
Brother #2: "Yeah! Ha, ha! Vroom vrooom! That means scram or we open fire!"

CATCHPHRASES
Dredd both thinks and says a "Drokk!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
Another great instalment in what already looks to be a long and unpredictable saga. The artwork and dialogue are brilliant, the worldbuilding on offer here is not subtle, but all good fun and it's a relief to see Dredd out of his comfort zone.

Next Prog: Temple Of The Garbage God!