Sunday, 23 February 2014

Judge Dredd: The Judge Child, Part 3

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Judge Child, Part 3

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Tornado Prog 158

DATELINE
29 Mar 80

This prog also featured Blackhawk, Fiends Of The Eastern Front, Captain Klep, Robo-Hunter and The V.C.'s strips and a Fiends Of The Eastern Front cover by Carlos Ezquerra.

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 and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 04.

SYNOPSIS
Dredd finds the Judge Child in Filo's Needle.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First meeting of Dredd and the Judge Child.

INFORMATION
A Judge's Lawmaster has enough firepower to maintain fire for at least two minutes.


JUDGE DREDD
He has a small transmitter hidden beneath a strip of synthi-skin. He uses it to call in his Lawmaster bike to provide a diversion, while he knocks out Brother Monkeywrench, steals his clothes and assumes his identity to enter Faro's Needle.

OTHER CHARACTERS
FILMORE FARO
Before mining garbage he was a hustler from Texas City. He believes himself last in the line of the ancient Pharaohs and he has the sculpture of his head mounted on a sphinx-like body.

OWEN KRYSLER
Faro's slaves call him Bird Boy. He has predicted Faro's death. Accepting this Faro orders that Krysler die as well to act as his guide in the spirit world. He talks in his sleep.

BROTHER MONKEYWRENCH
Member of the Brotherhood of the Trash. Dredd knocks him out and steals his robes in order to enter Faro's Needle.

BROTHER BUNSEN
Member of the Brotherhood of the Trash. He wears an eye patch over his left eye. His job is to prepare Owen Krysler for death.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Brother #1: "Hold it, Brother Monkeywrench! Only Brother Bunsen sees Bird Boy without the password!"
Dredd disguised as Brother Monkeywrench: "Password - yeah...I'm a little short on words today, Fellas - ... will this do?" (as he kicks them both in the face)

WORST LINES
Dredd: "What the - ? Needle!"

What?

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Synthi-skin first appeared in Inferno, Part 33 .

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
This is great. Ron Smith's opening artwork is beautiful, the dialogue is great and apart from the slightly murky aspect of what happens to Dredd on the last page this makes The Judge Child seems like it'll be quite a straight-forward affair.

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