Monday, 3 March 2014

Judge Dredd: The Judge Child, Part 11 – The Hungry Planet

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Judge Child, Part 11 – The Hungry Planet

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Tornado Prog 166

DATELINE
21-28 June 80

This prog featured Ro-Jaws' Robo-Tales, Robo-Hunter, The Stainless Steel Rat and The Mind Of Wolfie Smith, the fourth wonder of the galaxy and a Star Wars cover by Brian Bolland

PAGE COUNT
7

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd In The Judge Child Quest 3, The Complete Judge Dredd 15, Judge Dredd Epics: The Judge Child 2, Judge Dredd Epics: The Complete Judge Child Quest, Judge Dredd Epics: The Judge Child Quest, The Judge Child and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 04.

SYNOPSIS
Justice 1 is swallowed by an alien lifeform the size of a planet.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
There is a species of spaceborne lifeform that can mimic the appearance of a planet and swallows and digests spacecraft.

Justice 1 is equipped with an emergency drive for when extra power is required, starshells for providing external illumination, blast screens to protect the cockpit, x-ray scanners, nuclear depth charges and an armour piercing nuke.

JUDGE DREDD
Justice 1 is swallowed by a spaceborne lifeform the size of a planet. Dredd launches elements of Justice 1's arsenal in a calculated fashion to kill the creature and ensure the ship's escape.

OTHER CHARACTERS
JUDGE LARTER
He panics when Justice 1 is swallowed by a planet-sized creature.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
One. The planet creature is killed when Justice 1's nuclear depth charges detonate in its heart.

BEST LINES
Larter: "Yehaa! Gusher!"
Dredd: "Restrain yourself, Larter! We've still got work to do!"

WORST LINES
Larter: "The creature is dead, Judge Dredd!"
Dredd: "Yeah...even a heart that big can be broken!"

CATCHPHRASES
Someone, presumably Dredd says "Drokk!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: John Howard
Artist: Mike McMahon
Letters: Tom Frame

REVIEW
The artwork is nice, but the plot is very thin. The Judge Child seems very far away.

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