Monday, 10 March 2014

Judge Dredd: The Judge Child, Part 18

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Judge Child, Part 18

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 173

DATELINE
16 Aug 80

This prog saw the price rise to 14 pence Earth money and features Robo-Hunter, The Stainless Steel Rat, The V.C.'s and The Mind Of Wolfie Smith, a Star Pin-Up of The Stainless Steel Rat and a Judge Dredd cover by Brian Bolland.

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd In The Judge Child Quest 4, The Complete Judge Dredd 16, 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 02 and The Judge Child.

SYNOPSIS
Dredd gets a lead on the Angel Gang as Prosser finally disappears.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Lopez's death is apparently Hershey's first experience of the death of a comrade.

INFORMATION
(This part ends 73 days after Part 7)

Xanadu is a planet. Texas Astro operate spacecraft out of Texas City. 4000 A.D. is a comic.

JUDGE DREDD
He gets to Prosser just in time to identify him as not one of Krysler's kidnappers. He interviews Prosser and learns that Krysler's predictions caused his death.

OTHER CHARACTERS
PROSSER
He was the captain of the Texas Astro Spacecraft Southern Belle. The Angel Gang hijacked his ship and forced him to take them to Xanadu. They set him adrift in an escape pod and he found his way to Ab. Dredd reaches him as he is in the final stages of Jigsaw Disease.


JUDGE LOPEZ
He dies and the Judges commit his body to space.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
At least ten. Junior Angel puts the Southern Belle's passengers out the airlock. Lopez died.

BEST LINES
Prosser (whilst hanging over a precipice): "Please! Not my fingertips! Not now!"

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
Dredd says "Drokk!" twice.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
The last stages of Jigsaw disease and Ab's architecture make for fantastic visuals. The twist that the Judge Child can predict a future that will only come to pass as a result of his predictions is brilliant. It's also a relief that the appearance of the Angel Gang and Krysler albeit in flashback gets the story back on track.