Saturday, 7 June 2014

Judge Dredd: The Fink, Part Four

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Fink, Part Four

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD Featuring Judge Dredd Prog 196

DATELINE
24 Jan 81

This prog also featured Dash Decent, Meltdown Man, Return To Armageddon, Ro-Jaws' Robo-Tales and Strontium Dog strips, an Angel Gang Star Pin-Up and a cover by Dave Gibbons.

PAGE COUNT
6

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

SYNOPSIS
Fink attempts to recycle Hershey.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of Resyk.

INFORMATION
The Mega-City One Body Recycling Plant or Resyk is one of several such terminals that recycle human remains into 107 useful constituent chemicals. Resyk workers have a saying "we use everything but the soul."

Eleven million citizens die in Mega-City One each year.

Synthi-Velv is synthetic velvet.

Named Judges: Judge Fodder (deceased).

JUDGE DREDD
Upon hearing of Fink's break in, Dredd heads to Resyk and stops the conveyer belt just before Hershey is recycled. He struggles with Fink and his rat, before forcing the latter to bite the former. Fink stabs Dredd in the back and the Judge is hospitalised, but recovering.

OTHER CHARACTERS
FINK
He breaks into Resyk carrying Hershey and places her on the conveyer belt. Dredd intervenes and forces Ratty to bite Fink. Fink survives and is sentenced to life in an isolation cube.

RATTY
He was never captured and lived on at Resyk.

JUDGE HERSHEY
Fink carries her to Resyk and places her on the conveyer belt. Dredd stops the belt before she is recycled. By the next day she has recovered.

ARRESTS
One. Fink is arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment.

DEATHS
One. Fink kills Fodder.

BEST LINES
Resyk slogan: "We use everything but the soul."

WORST LINES
Dredd: "Those pellets are poisoned! Got to dodge them and reach the controls!"

CATCHPHRASES
Dredd says "Drokk!" twice and "Stop in the name of the law!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
Another great slice of Fink action, Hershey's thought bubbles are all wonderful and Resyk is an excellent addition of Mega-City One.

The End.