Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Judge Dredd: 'The Fink', Part 1

NAME
Judge Dredd: 'The Fink', Part 1

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD Voted Britain's No: 1 Comic! Prog 193

DATELINE
3 Jan 81

The first prog of 1981 saw the price rise to 15 pence and proudly proclaim itself "Voted Britain's No: 1 Comic!". It also contained Dash Decent, The Mean Arena, Meltdown Man, Return To Armageddon and Strontium Dog all behind a Judge Dredd cover by Mike McMahon.

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Epics: Judge Dredd And The Angel Gang, The Best Of 2000AD 13, The Complete Judge Dredd 18, Judge Dredd Chronicles Book 3, Judge Dredd Chronicles Book 20, Judge Dredd 16, The Best Of Judge Dredd and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 04.

SYNOPSIS
The Fink comes to Mega-City One to take his revenge.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of Fink and Ratty. Last appearance of Larter.

INFORMATION
Rats in the Cursed Earth are tougher than their Mega-City One counterparts.

Named Judges: Judge Fe... (name partially obscured); Judge Fi... (name partially obscured)

JUDGE DREDD
The Fink plans to kill him.

OTHER CHARACTERS
THE FINK
He paralyses Judge Pilot Larter with poison, kidnaps him and takes him down into Mega-City One's sewers where he allws him to be eaten by rats. He leaves a calling card with the body that looks like an Angel.

RATTY
Cursed Earth rat and the Fink's pet. He can call an army of rats to his location.

JUDGE PILOT LARTER
He is still flying Justice 1. The Fink poisons and kidnaps him.

JUDGE HERSHEY
The Fink plans to kill her.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
One. The Fink poisons Larter and allows him to be eaten by a swarm of rats.

BEST LINES
Fink: "One down, Ratty boy...Two to go!"

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
Larter says "Stomm!" and "Drokk!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Larter and Hershey were last seen in The Judge Child.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
Dark, brooding and excellent despite its Dreddlessness. The Fink is a fantastic character design

Next Prog: Fink In The Drink!