Thursday, 6 March 2014

Judge Dredd: The Judge Child, Part 14

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Judge Child, Part 14

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Tornado Prog 169

DATELINE
19 July 80

The first prog with a wraparound cover, here a Judge Dredd one by Mike McMahon also featured Robo-Hunter, The Stainless Steel Rat, The V.C.'s and The Mind Of Wolfie Smith.

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd In The Judge Child Quest 3, The Complete Judge Dredd 16, Judge Dredd Epics: The Judge Child 2, Judge Dredd Epics: The Complete Judge Child Quest, Judge Dredd Epics: The Judge Child Quest, Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 04 and The Judge Child.

SYNOPSIS
Dredd ends the war.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First three within the structure of a longer story.

INFORMATION
The Skreel and the Maglians are two more of the warring races on Agros. Skreelo and the Flmbaar Islands are due to fight tomorrow's war on Battlefield 3.

Oracle Spice is rumoured to be found on the planet Necros.

JUDGE DREDD
He plans to deliver the ? flag on the ? hill to end the battle. At one point the flagpole is hit by enemy fire and breaks, but Hershey catches it. When her bike is hit, he retrieves the flag and plants it on the Gallipardan Home Mound, thus ending the game. The referee declares this a foul, but as Dredd was declared a natural hazard h hasn't broken any rules.

OTHER CHARACTERS
JUDGE HERSHEY
When the pole carrying the Lurgan Standard breaks in Dredd's hand, she catches the flag and carries on toward the Gallipardan Home Mound. When he Lawmaster is hit, she returns the flag to Dredd.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
Hundreds more.

BEST LINES
Hershey: "C'mon. Let's scram before you start doing things I'm gonna regret!"

WORST LINES
Hershey (in mid-air): "Direct hit on my bike!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
The art is great, but storywise this stretches us further from the objective as the quest for Oracle Spice eclipses the search for Krysler, but also this covers the same ideas as 'Luna 1 War' which robs it of the drama it might have had.

Next Prog: After The War - The Horror!