Judge Dredd: The Mega-Rackets, Crime File: 1 - The Body Sharks, Part 2
2000 AD Featuring Judge Dredd Prog 210
2 May 81
This prog also featured Tharg's Future Shocks, Meltdown Man, Return To Armageddon and Strontium Dog, as well as a Mean Arena Pin-Up.
The Best of 2000AD 31, The Complete Judge Dredd 20, Judge Dredd's Crime Files 3, Judge Dredd Mega City Vice Book 1 and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 05.
Dredd catches Heinz who leads him to the body sharks, but not their boss.
FIRSTS & LASTS
In Mega-City One, there is a Hardy Kruger Block. Mega-Way South meets the District 51 Undercut.
The Judges have access to micro-tracers that are undetectable when inactive and can be activated by a sonic pulse. Judge's H-Wagons can transmit a sonic pulse.
He is called to the scene of a robbery at Hardy Kruger Block. His appearance is enough to stop the residents beating Citizen Heinz. He allows Heinz to be kidnapped and tracks the body sharks to their bodybank.
He has lost all his money and cannot keep up the payments on Hilda. He attempts a robbery at Hardy Kruger Block, but is caught, beaten and handed over to Dredd. On Wednesday, he is kidnapped by the body sharks and Dredd tracks them to their hideout. He is briefly reunited with Hilda and then arrested and sentenced to twelve months.
She is awoken by Judge Dredd following his capture of the body sharks. She and all the other individuals in suspended animation are arrested for complicity in a body shark deal.
Hundreds. Two of Ratner's hoodlums for bodysharking, Heinz for theft and all the defrostees for complicity in a body shark deal.
Dredd (whilst knocking a perp into suspended animation chemicals): "I said freeze!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Hardy Kruger is German film actor that appeared in Barry Lyndon (1975), A Bridge Too Far (1977) and The Wild Geese (1978) among others.
Script: T B Grover
Artist: Colin Wilson
Letters: Tom Frame
This has none of the fun of Part 1, but it's good to see Dredd arresting those in sus-an for their complicity.