Saturday, 5 April 2014

Judge Dredd: The Fear That Made Milwaukee Famous, Part 2

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Fear That Made Milwaukee Famous, Part 2

FIRST PUBLISHED
Judge Dredd Annual 1981

DATELINE
1 Sept 80

PAGE COUNT
7

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Colour Series: The Streets of Mega-City and Judge Dredd: The Restricted Files 01.

SYNOPSIS
Dredd scares off the Ghosts of Milwaukee

FIRSTS & LASTS
First time Dredd threatens to use a nuclear weapon.

INFORMATION
Milwaukee is haunted by thousands of ghosts who come out at night.

Dog Vultures can be tamed.

JUDGE DREDD
He flees from the Red Leg Raiders with Rhode Island Red in custody. His Lawmaster suffers an oil leak when Red's tamed dog vultures attack and he is forced to drive slower. He takes refuge in Milwaukee as the Red Leg Raiders catch up to them. The Ghosts of Milwaukee scare off Red's men, while Dredd threatens to have another nuclear bomb target Milwaukee. The ghosts depart and Dredd returns to Mega-City One with Red.

OTHER CHARACTERS
RHODE ISLAND RED
He has tamed a pack of dog vultures which pursue and attack Dredd's Lawmaster. When they reach Milwaukee it

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
At least four. Dredd destroys a vehicle in pursuit with a bullet to the fuel tank, the resulting explosion kills the driver. Dredd kills at least two of Red's tame dog vultures. When Skink declares that he won't go into Milwaukee, another mutant kills him.

BEST LINES
Skink: "He's riding into Milwaukee! This is as far as I go!"
Ape (as he shoots Skink): "Too right it is, Skink!"

WORST LINES
Ghosts of Milwaukee: "Y-O-U"

Who?

CATCHPHRASES
Dredd says "Drokk!" three times.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: John Wagner
Artist: Mike McMahon
Letters: Tom Frame

REVIEW
Despite delivering no further clarification of why any of this is happening, this part builds to a very nice dénouement as Red's raiders are scared of Milwaukee's ghosts who are in turn scared of Dredd's threat to kill them all over again.

The End.