Friday, 11 July 2014

Judge Dredd: Pirates Of The Black Atlantic, Part Three - Aftermath

NAME
Judge Dredd: Pirates Of The Black Atlantic, Part Three - Aftermath

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 199

DATELINE
14 Feb 81

This strip sat alongside The Mean Arena, Meltdown Man, Return To Armageddon and Tharg The Mighty as well as a Judge Dredd cover by Brian Bolland.

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
2000AD Monthly 6, The Best Of 2000AD 14, Judge Dredd Classics 72, The Complete Judge Dredd 19, Judge Dredd Chronicles Book 26 and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 04.

SYNOPSIS
Dredd takes on Skank, who calls his mother.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
Aqua-Respirators are a piece of equipment that allows breathing underwater.

JUDGE DREDD
He and Skank fight and Dredd sentences the Captain to death, but Skank's mother attacks.

OTHER CHARACTERS
CAPTAIN SKANK
He and Dredd fight, the Judge sentences him to death, but Skank's mother attacks.

ARRESTS
Skank is sentenced to death for "untold crimes against humanity"

DEATHS
At least 117. Dredd shoots a pirate dead on entry into the sea fortress, and it's implied that 29 life pods are destroyed by Carib and if each of them contained four pirates, then that means 116 more are killed.

BEST LINES
Caption: Captain Skank believed the mutated sea monster was his mother. What "Mother" believed, no-one knows!

WORST LINES
Pirate: "Soak my sea socks! Judges!"

CATCHPHRASES
Skank says "Zzzz!" four times and "Zzzzzz!" once, whilst upon seeing Skank's mother Dredd says "Drokk!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Mothercare is a British shop specialising in products for pregnant mothers and children up to 8 years old.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: T.B. Grover
Artist: Ron Smith
Letters: Tom Frame

REVIEW
This is essentially one long fight sequence, but it's a very engaging fight sequence with some beautiful artwork.

Next Prog: Mothercare!