Monday, 10 February 2014

Judge Dredd: Judge Death, Part 3

NAME
Judge Dredd: Judge Death, Part 3

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Tornado Prog 151

DATELINE
9 Feb 80

This prog also contained Blackhawk, Captain Klep, The Stainless Steel Rat, Timequake and The V.C.'s, yet another postergraph of The V.C.'s and cover by Carlos Ezquerra featuring The Stainless Steel Rat.

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
The Best Of 2000AD, The Best Of 2000AD 3, The Complete Judge Dredd 14, Judge Death: Dredd vs. Death, Judge Death Classic Judge Dredd, Judge Dredd Chronicles Book 1, Judge Death: Judge Dredd featuring Judge Death, Judge Dredd 1, Judge Dredd Paperbacks vs The Dark Judges and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 03, as well as online.

SYNOPSIS
Judge Anderson makes the supreme sacrifice to trap Judge Death.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First time Brian Bolland has drawn an entire multi-part story.

INFORMATION
Charles Atlas Bridge is a structure in Mega-City One.

Terminal brainstorm is a cause of death

JUDGE DREDD
He attends Judge Death's conapt and traps a possessed Anderson in Boing.

OTHER CHARACTERS
JUDGE DEATH
He has a machine in a conapt building to revitalise him. He has possessed Judge Anderson to steal his skeleton from the morgue and deliver it to his conapt. Dredd arrives and destroys the machine. Death re-enters Anderson's body and attacks Dredd. Dredd seals Death and Anderson in Boing.


JUDGE ANDERSON
Under the thrall of Judge Death, Anderson steals his skeleton from the Justice Department's morgue, despite his influence she transmits the word "Boing" to her fellow telepaths. When Dredd arrives Anderson orders him to cocoon her in Boing. She is installed in the Justice Department's Hall Of Heroes in a bier marked Supreme Sacrifice and Judge Anderson A Monster Dwells Within Her.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
Two. A possessed Anderson kicks one morgue attendant through a window and presumably kills the other.

BEST LINES
Telepath #1: "It's very indistinct, but it's coming through time and time again. Just one word..."Boing"!"
Telepath #2: "Boing? You mean the miracle spray?"

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
Dredd says "My Dok!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Boing makes a surprising return.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: John Howard
Artist: Brian Bolland
Letters: Tom Frame

REVIEW
Fantastic. Who would have thought the solution to an undead superfiend possessing a telepath was to seal them both in an apparently recreational plastic bubble? An absolute masterstroke. This three-parter is an excellent piece of worldbuilding and shows what the strip is capable of.

The End