Judge Dredd: The Fear That Made Milwaukee Famous, Part 1
Judge Dredd Annual 1981
1 Sept 80
Judge Dredd Colour Series: The Streets of Mega-City and Judge Dredd: The Restricted Files 01.
Dredd goes in search of Rhode Island Red.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First nine page strip.
A signal caused an American fifty megaton bomb to launch and hit Milwaukee, the blast cracked the bed of Great Lake Michigan open and the water drained away leaving an arid valley. The city lies next to some volcanic hills and it glows at night. The ghost of Milwaukee is rumoured to return each night to seek vengeance and kill individuals in the city at night. Dust Buggies are a commonly used transport vehicle in the Cursed Earth.
Mutant dog vultures are an example of Cursed Earth fauna. Their meat is apparently stringy and rancid
A Judge's Lawgiver can be equipped with a silencer. use Y-Rations
The Red Leg Raiders are a band of mutants lead by Rhode Island Red.
He has a warrant for Rhode Island Red's arrest and ventures into the Cursed Earth to find him.
RHODE ISLAND RED
Chicken-headed mutant that leads the Red Leg Raiders. Dredd arrests him.
One. Dredd arrests Rhode Island Red.
Five. Dredd shoots two Red Leg Raiders and a mutant dog vulture dead. Another raiders is impaled on the front of a dust buggy. Rhode Island Red throws Three Eyes to the mutant dog vultures.
Rhode Island Red: "Rot my wattle! Judge Dredd!"
Dredd: "Three others running for it!"
Dredd says "Drokk!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Script: John Howard
Artist: Mike McMahon
Letters: Tom Frame
This and Part Two essentially form the centrepiece of the Annual, but do so without much in the way of context. Why is Rhode Island Red worth all this trouble? The artwork is great and the colouring is brilliantly bonkers.
Continued On Page 89.