Monday, 17 March 2014

Judge Dredd: The Judge Child, Part 25 – Hell’s Angel!

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Judge Child, Part 25 – Hell's Angel!

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Featuring Judge Dredd Prog 180

DATELINE
4 Oct 80

This prog also featured The Mean Arena, Meltdown Man, Strontium Dog and Tharg The Mighty, a Judge Dredd cover by Mike McMahon, the other side of the Judge Dredd, Angel Gang and Justice 1 mobile.

PAGE COUNT
7

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

SYNOPSIS
Junior gets Old Joe Blind, Dredd gets Junior.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Last appearance of Junior Angel, this side of a resurrection.

INFORMATION
Mount Fire is a volcano in Grunwald next to the Grunwalder's castle.

Oxygen pills can keep someone alive in an airless environment.

JUDGE DREDD
He shoots Junior Angel and throws him into Mount Fire.

OTHER CHARACTERS
PA ANGEL
He is still suffering from gunshot wounds. He gets Krysler to the Grunwald's castle.

JUNIOR ANGEL
The day he was born his mother died. Pa Angel didn't let him kill anyone until he was three years old, except for a tramp who was nearly dead already. He buries himself with an oxygen pill as a trap. He springs his trap and kills Old Joe Blind.

OWEN KRYSLER
Pa Angel gets him to the Grunwald's castle. Krysler claims to have watched Junior Angel's death a thousand times.

OLD JOE BLIND
Junior Angel kills him.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
Two. Junior kills Old Joe Blind. Dredd kills Junior.

BEST LINES
Junior: "Y'all got this comin', Loudmouth! An' even iffen you didn't. You'd still git it! 'Cos I'm jes' plumb fond o' killin'!"

WORST LINES
Robot: "Mount Fire is erupting again, Grunwalder!"
Grunwalder: "Excellent! A perfect backdrop to the Human drama being played out here today!"

CATCHPHRASES
Junior Angel says "Whee-doggie" again.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
After a bizarre start, this turns out to be a great face off between Junior and Dredd. This part provides a great insight into Angel family life, Old Joe Blind's death is all the more gruesome for happening between panels and the tragedy that Junior gets his Pa's recognition just in time to burn to death in a pit of lava is brilliant.

Next Prog: Let Justice Be Done!