Saturday, 18 May 2013

Judge Dredd: Elvis, Part Two

NAME
Judge Dredd: Elvis, Part Two

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 54

DATELINE
4 Mar 78

PAGE COUNT
6

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

SYNOPSIS
Elvis' killing takes him inside.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First use of the word "Fatty".

INFORMATION
Luna-City has a large hyper-store with at least eight floors, four elevators and a kiosk for printing names on items while you wait. Armed store detectives

Lunopoly and 3D Chess are board games.

Judges use hover wagons and have access to quick-acting corrosive spray.

JUDGE-MARSHAL DREDD
He orders the use of a quick-acting corrosive spray to destroy Elvis' army.

OTHER CHARACTERS
ELVIS
He is a moon buggy. The robotic cars he has reprogrammed include: Louis, Bertha, Alfonzo-1, Moon Roller, Moon Mover, Bill, Jake and a fire engine. They are destroyed by a corrosive acid used by Judges. Elvis however escaped into a hyper-store looking for toys, armed himself with guns from the Sports section and killed a store detective.

WALTER THE WOBOT
He is attempting to get Judge Dredd's name printed on a rubber duck.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
At least six. Louis claims to have killed four Judges, Moon Roller flattens another as does Bill. Elvis shoots a store detective with a stolen gun.

BEST LINES
Elvis: "Train set!...Basketball!...Lunopoly!...Nurse's costume - naw, that's for girls!"

WORST LINES
Jake: "Run them over, cars!"

CATCHPHRASES
Walter says Dwedd, pwinted and wubber. A Judge says "My Drokk!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Presumably Lunopoly is a lunar version of Monopoly, which has existed in it current form since about 1935. A version of 3D Chess has been seen in several episodes of Star Trek.

Elvis says "You can't stop me! Nobody can catch me - I'm the Gingerbread car!", paraphrasing the "Run, run as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man" from the story which first appeared in print as The Gingerbread Boy in 1875.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
Dredd versus Elvis' army is great fun, but Elvis inside the shop is ridiculous.

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