Saturday, 29 March 2014

Star Pin-Up: Mega-City One By Night


NAME
Star Pin-Up: Mega-City One By Night

FIRST PUBLISHED
Judge Dredd Annual 1981

DATELINE
1 Sept 80

Judge Dredd gets his own annual and this features alongside four Judge Dredd strips, a Judge Dredd text story, the Tran-strips for Walter The Wobot, Max Normal and a one-off called Shok!, all behind a Judge Dredd cover by Brian Bolland.

PAGE COUNT
1

REPRINTS
None.

SYNOPSIS
Mega-City One By Night

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION

JUDGE DREDD
None.

OTHER CHARACTERS
None.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
None.

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
"Mega-City One By Night" I suppose, see INFLUENCES & REFERENCES below.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
This obviously turns the joke behind '[Insert Town Name] By Night' postcards, which show the local nightlife as a solid black rectangle on its head.

MISTAKES
It's not the fault of this image, but the contents list which accompanies it are pretty useless. They list simply Judge Dredd as appearing pages 3, 41, 48 and 89, which indeed it does, but this is where a story title would have come in very handy.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Artist: Ron Smith

REVIEW
It's a lovely image to open the Annual with and at a time when we are getting used to seeing Mega-City One depicted one cityblock at a time, it good to see something with a sense of scale to it.