Monday, 24 February 2014

Judge Dredd: The Judge Child, Part 4 - Tomb Of The Garbage God!

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Judge Child, Part 4 - Tomb Of The Garbage God!

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Tornado Prog 159

DATELINE
5 Apr 80

This prog also features Blackhawk, Fiends Of The Eastern Front, Captain Klep, Robo-Hunter and The V.C.'s strips with a Judge Dredd cover by Ron Smith.

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd In The Judge Child Quest 1, The Complete Judge Dredd 15, 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 kills Faro and almost rescues the Judge Child.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
Following the death of Filmore Faro, the Brotherhood of Trash are put to death.

JUDGE DREDD
He is due to be sacrificed during Faro's funeral. He calls in his Lawmaster and uses it to shoot through his chains. He kills Faro and carries the boy destined to be his spirit guide from the temple believing him to Owen Krysler. Outside in the rain, the boy's eagle mark runs and Dredd realises he has an imposter.

OTHER CHARACTERS
FILMORE FARO
His funeral is an elaborate affair. Dredd shoots him dead upon his request.

BROTHER BUNSEN
He kidnaps Owen Krysler and leaves an imposter.

OWEN KRYSLER
Brother Bunsen kidnaps him.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
Probably hundreds. Dredd's unmanned Lawmaster kills four Brothers and Dredd uses it to kill two more brothers and Faro upon his request. With the exception of Bunsen, The Brotherhood of Trash are a put to death by skateboard.

BEST LINES
Faro (seeing Dredd): "Death in black! Excellent! Black is my favourite colour!"

WORST LINES
Dredd: "My grief!"

CATCHPHRASES
A dying Brother shouts an "Aieeee!", Dredd thinks a "Drokk!" and says "Stomm!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
The first bump in the road on Dredd's quest comes to an end and this is arguably a three-parter within a larger storyline. Ron Smith's opening crowd scene is magnificent.

Next Prog: Judge Dredd Walks Tall In Texas City!