Judge Dredd: The Fear That Made Milwaukee Famous, Part 2
Judge Dredd Annual 1981
1 Sept 80
Judge Dredd Colour Series: The Streets of Mega-City and Judge Dredd: The Restricted Files 01.
Dredd scares off the Ghosts of Milwaukee
FIRSTS & LASTS
First time Dredd threatens to use a nuclear weapon.
Milwaukee is haunted by thousands of ghosts who come out at night.
Dog Vultures can be tamed.
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.
RHODE ISLAND RED
He has tamed a pack of dog vultures which pursue and attack Dredd's Lawmaster. When they reach Milwaukee it
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.
Skink: "He's riding into Milwaukee! This is as far as I go!"
Ape (as he shoots Skink): "Too right it is, Skink!"
Ghosts of Milwaukee: "Y-O-U"
Dredd says "Drokk!" three times.
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Script: John Wagner
Artist: Mike McMahon
Letters: Tom Frame
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.