Monday, 5 May 2014

Judge Dredd: Monkey Business At The Charles Darwin Block, Part 2

NAME
Judge Dredd: Monkey Business At The Charles Darwin Block, Part 2

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD Featuring Judge Dredd Prog 185

DATELINE
8 Nov 80

This prog featured Dash Decent, The Mean Arena, Meltdown Man, Return To Armageddon and Strontium Dog strips with a Strontium Dog cover by Carlos Ezquerra.

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
The Best Of 2000AD 9, Judge Dredd Classics 66, The Complete Judge Dredd 17, Judge Dredd Definitive Ed. Bad Science, Judge Dredd Chronicles Book 2, Judge Dredd 13, Judge Dredd Paperbacks Monkey Business and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 04.

SYNOPSIS
Dredd gets back to the beginning of the problem.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First destruction of a city block.

INFORMATION
Mega-City One's Charles Darwin Block has at least 66 floors and a Block Park.

The stronger the contamination of Fribb enzyme, the further the evolutionary regression of the subject.

Named Judges: Judge Carsonovitz, Judge Martin, Judge Nestor, Judge Smith

JUDGE DREDD
He survives the explosion, but his lawmaster is destroyed. He climbs through the block on foot to Floor 66 and Fribb's apartment. He order the evacuation of the block, the abandonment of the effort to put out the fire and let the block burn and arrests the amoeba that was Professor E. Northcote Fribb.

OTHER CHARACTERS
PROFESSOR E. NORTHCOTE FRIBB
He de-evolves back to a giant amoeba. Dredd arrests him nonetheless.

ARRESTS
One. Dredd arrests Professor E. Northcote Fribb in his de-evolved amoebic form.

DEATHS
At least three. Dredd kills the three members of the de-evolved unemployed acrobatic troupe, The Flying Hendersons, when they try to eat him.

BEST LINES
Caption: Paid with thanks (below)


WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
A Judge says "Stomm!", Dredd says "Drokk!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unemployed "olive oil importer" Cosmo Corleone shares his surname with the family from The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather, Part II (1974).

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: T.B. Grover
Artist: Mike McMahon
Letters: Tom Frame

REVIEW
A nice exploration of a simple idea as the citizens each deal with their de-evolution differently and Dredd's destructive actions are a great example of his attitudes "Better safe than sorry" indeed. More fantastic artwork as McMahon's exploits the opportunity provided here for all it is worth and both the three wise de-evolved Judges and Cosmo Corleone's paid toll re great moments.

The End