Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Judge Dredd: The Judge Child, Part 12 – Battleground

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Judge Child, Part 12 – Battleground

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Tornado Prog 167

DATELINE
5 July 80

This prog also contained Comic Rock featuring Nemesis The Warlock, Robo-Hunter, The Stainless Steel Rat and The Mind Of Wolfie Smith, the sixth wonder of the galaxy and a Nemesis The Warlock cover by Kevin O'Neill.

PAGE COUNT
6

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 Judge Child Quest, Judge Dredd Epics The Complete Judge Child Quest, Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 04 and The Judge Child.

SYNOPSIS
Dredd and Hershey wander into a battleground.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
(This strip begins 39 days after Part 7)

Agros is a planet in the Hadean System, it is home to twelve different races, including Lurga and Gallipardan nation. There are at least eight battlefield. Lurgans have three parents: a mother, a father and a dum.

Laz lances are a weapon. Furry Liquid is a hand softener. Brax Anti-Personnel Weapons sell landmines. Beast Paste is a dental product.

JUDGE DREDD
Justice One lands on Agros to make repairs, while Dredd and Hershey explore. They encounter the conflict on Battlefield 8 and become involved.

OTHER CHARACTERS
JUDGE HERSHEY
She explores Agros with Dredd and becomes embroiled in the fighting on Battlefield 8.

DIK
Neutral commentator on Agros.

DOK
Neutral correspondent on Agros

SPOK
Game controller on Agros.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
Hundreds. The Lurgan and Gallipardan armies kill each other. Dredd and Hershey join in and kill.

BEST LINES
Dok: "Don't go away, folks! We'll be back with some more war after this commercial break!"

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Dredd refers to the damage incurred to Justice One inside the planet creature of Part 11.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
The set-up is great and the artwork is stunning. Dik and Dok are a brilliant device, while the adverts are nice diversion. Again though this feels as though it is taking us further away from the main point of the story and not to the story's benefit.

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