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Judge Dredd: 'Judge Minty'
2000 A.D. and Tornado Prog 147
12 Jan 80
This prog also contained Blackhawk, Captain Klep, Ro-Jaws' Robo-Tales, The Stainless Steel Rat and The V.C.'s, alongside a postergraph focussing The V.C.'s and a cover by Carlos Ezquerra featuring The Stainless Steel Rat.
The Best of 2000AD 1, Judge Dredd Classics 66, The Complete Judge Dredd 14, Judge Dredd Definitive Ed. Hall Of Justice, Judge Dredd Chronicles Book 2, Judge Dredd 15 and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 03. It was also the inspiration for the fan film Judge Minty.
Dredd accompanies an ageing Judge and assess his compassion.
FIRSTS & LASTS
The Long Walk is shown for the first time. First appearance of Judge Minty.
The Kovaks Mob are a criminal gang operating from the headquarters of Move It Ltd. in Mega-City One.
A retiring Judge has the the right to teach at the Academy Of Law or to take The Long Walk which sees them head into the Cursed Earth to take the law to the lawless. Named Judges: Judge Minty, Judge Young.
Possession of burglary tools carries a sentence of one year, while illegal firearm two years, traces of tobacco three months
He and Minty are searching for the Kovaks Mob. He kills two members of the Mob and then Kovaks himself. He puts in an adverse report based on Judge Minty's performance.
He and Dredd are searching for the Kovaks Mob. He was supposed to deal with them three months ago alone. He attempts to negotiate with Kovaks, who shoots him. He survives, but Dredd puts in an adverse report. Two weeks later he retires with honour and takes the Long Walk.
Judges Dredd and Minty question him about the Kovaks Mob. They arrest him for possession of burglary tools, an illegal firearm and traces of tobacco
Leader of the Kovaks mob. He is wanted on seventy four counts of murder. During a fire fight, Judge Minty gives him the opportunity to turn himself in. Kovaks shoots Minty and Dredd shoots Kovaks.
One. It's implied that Tommy's sentence for possession of burglary tools, an illegal firearm and traces of tobacco will be one year, two years and three months consecutively giving a total of three years, three months.
Three. Dredd kills two members of the Kovaks Mob and Kovaks himself.
Minty: "When you get old, you start getting strange notions...like maybe people aren't so bad. Maybe if we treat 'em with kindness, the good in them will come out!...I guess that's when it's time to quit."
Dredd: "One of 'em in there! Dodgems"
Lawgivers even respond to nicknames?
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Script: John Howard
Artist: Mike McMahon
Letters: Tom Frame
Fantastic. Great art combined with a wonderful tale of another Judge that can't measure up to Dredd's standards. A classic.