Sunday, 19 May 2013

Judge Dredd: Elvis, Part Three

NAME
Judge Dredd: Elvis, Part Three

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 55

DATELINE
11 Mar 78

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Annual 1991, The Complete Judge Dredd 5 and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 01.

SYNOPSIS
Elvis takes the fight to Dredd.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
(The year is 2100)

Before the Moon domes were built, people lived in a complex network of tunnels. The tunnels run under the area now covered by the domes. Roderick Sprott is a Luna-1 based TV News reporter.

The Judge's armoury includes Corrodo guns.

JUDGE-MARSHAL DREDD
He makes a statement on television to embarrass Elvis into action so that the Judges can find him.

OTHER CHARACTERS
ELVIS
He has the personality of a five year old. When Dredd embarrasses him, he heads to the Judge's home and lays a trap for him.

WALTER
Elvis has invaded Dredd's living quarters and tied Walter up.

DAVINA PATON
Dave Paton's wife or sister. Elvis regards her as his mother. She makes a television appeal for him to hand himself in.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Ms Tweedle: "Hey, did ya read this in the paper 'bout them cars that ran wild? Smeared thirty Judges!...Now that, I'd like to've seen!"

WORST LINES
Elvis: "Gosh! Isn't it going to be fun deciding how to kill you!" (sic)

CATCHPHRASES
Dredd says "Drokk it!" Walter says Dwedd, gwapple, stwong, thwough and twied. We get an "Aieee!" from someone at the Con-Apt building.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
According to the newspaper, Elvis' army of cars killed thirty Judges in Part Two.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Con-apt is an abbreviation used in many of the works of Philip K. Dick. Elvis sings "One two, buckle my shoe...three four, shut the door...five six, pick up sticks...", a nursey rhyme first published in 1805, as well as "I'm Elvis the won-der car" paraphrasing the theme tune of The Adventures Of Champion (1955-1956). He uses the catchphrase "You dirty rat" which was wrongly attributed to James Cagney for decades, he never actually said it, but the closest he got was in Taxi! (1932) with "Come out and take it, you dirty, yellow-bellied rat, or I'll give it to you through the door!"

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: John Howard
Artist: Ian Gibson
Letters: Tom Frame

REVIEW
Elvis goes indoors again and plays with some toys again proving that Part Three is probably a part too far.

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