Thursday, 5 June 2014

Judge Dredd: The Fink, Part 2

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Fink, Part 2

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD Featuring Judge Dredd Prog 194

DATELINE
10 Jan 81

This prog also featured Dash Decent, The Mean Arena, Meltdown Man, Return To Armageddon and Strontium Dog and a cover by Dave Gibbons.

PAGE COUNT
7

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

SYNOPSIS
Fink goes after Hershey, Dredd goes after Fink.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Last appearance of Judge Larter.

INFORMATION
In Mega-City One, the Hotel Oddfellow is near Last Chance Lane. Sleepybye produce Suction Beds.

The bite of a Cursed Earth rat is fatal.

Named Judges: Judge Steer.

JUDGE DREDD
The Fink's calling card leads Dredd to believe he may be a fifth member of the Angel Gang and following Larter's death, that Hershey may be in danger. The Judge heads to Hershey's last known location and pursues the Fink into the Hotel Oddfellow only to discover he has poisoned several guests.

OTHER CHARACTERS
FINK ANGEL
Eldest son of Elmer 'Pa' Angel. He kills a citizen with a sling and a spiked missile to attract Judge Hershey's attention. He paralyses her with his poison and kidnaps her. He poisons a pool filled with guests at the Hotel Oddfellow and makes his escape.

JUDGE HERSHEY
She investigates the sling related death in Last Chance Lane. The Fink paralyses her with his poison.


ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
At least eight. The Fink kills a man with his sling and poisons a pool full of people at the Hotel Oddfellow. Ratty fatally bites Frank who then crashes his truck.

BEST LINES
Fink: "She's a-comin', Ratty!"

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
Dredd and Hershey both say "Drokk!". Dredd also chalks up another "Drokk it!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
Judge Steer's badge is spelt Sterr on the last page.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
And then there was one. McMahon's art is excellent and the script is extraordinarily efficient.

Next Prog: The Making Of A Fink!