Sunday, 16 March 2014

Judge Dredd: The Judge Child, Part 24 – Grunwald’s Kingdom.

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Judge Child, Part 24 – Grunwald’s Kingdom.

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Featuring Judge Dredd Prog 179

DATELINE
27 Sep 80

This prog also featured Dash Decent, The Mean Arena, Meltdown Man, Comic Rock featuring Nemesis the Warlock and Strontium Dog, Part 1 of a free Judge Dredd Justice 1 & the Angel Gang mobile to cut out and a Strontium Dog cover by Carlos Ezquerra.

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd In The Judge Child Quest 5, The Complete Judge Dredd 17, Judge Dredd Epics: The Judge Child 3, 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 pursues the Angel Gang into Grunwald.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
Grunwald is a robot free-state on Xanadu. The Grunwalder lives in a castle surrounded by volcanic foothills. Humans enter at their own risk.

Among the robots that reside there are mosquitoes equipped with radiophones, robots that take human scalps and implant the hair into their metal casings.

Under Mega-City One law, Section 34b of the Security Of The City Act permits a Judge to execute any person or robot interfering in the Judge's mission.

A Judge's Long Gun can accurately hit a target twelve kilometres away and be dismantled into at least four sections.

JUDGE DREDD
He heads into the Grunwald after the remainder of the Angel Gang. He shoots Pa Angel from twelve kilometres away with his Long Gun.

OTHER CHARACTERS
PA ANGEL
He takes Junior and Krysler into the Grunwald. Dredd tracks him down and shoots him from twelve kilometres away with his Long Gun.

JUNIOR ANGEL
He threatens to kill Krysler when the boy says his brothers are dead.

OWEN KRYSLER
He knows that Link and Mean Machine are dead and predicts that Junior will join them today.

THE GRUNWALDER
It lives in a castle in Grunwald and has an army of robots.

OLD JOE BLIND
His horse dies and he buries him. He leads Dredd to Pa and Junior in the Grunwald.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
None, although Pa and Junior destroy several robots.

BEST LINES
Grunwalder: "Yes! There is steel beneath that flesh. Give the order - he is not to be attacked. I am most interested to see what happens when he meets the other humans..."

WORST LINES
Junior: "Whee-doggie! This here Grunwald sure 'pears to be a real fun place!"

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
It's good to see Dredd and Old Joe Blind getting close and having some success for a change and initially the Grunwald appears to be just another distraction, but it reinforces the idea that the Angel Gang are on the back foot and making it up as they go along. The artwork is here nice and the intricate design Grunwalder is intriguing.

Next Prog: ...And Then There Was One!