Friday, 4 April 2014

Judge Dredd: The Fear That Made Milwaukee Famous, Part 1

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Fear That Made Milwaukee Famous, Part 1

FIRST PUBLISHED
Judge Dredd Annual 1981

DATELINE
1 Sept 80

PAGE COUNT
9

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Colour Series: The Streets of Mega-City and Judge Dredd: The Restricted Files 01.

SYNOPSIS
Dredd goes in search of Rhode Island Red.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First nine page strip.

INFORMATION
A signal caused an American fifty megaton bomb to launch and hit Milwaukee, the blast cracked the bed of Great Lake Michigan open and the water drained away leaving an arid valley. The city lies next to some volcanic hills and it glows at night. The ghost of Milwaukee is rumoured to return each night to seek vengeance and kill individuals in the city at night. Dust Buggies are a commonly used transport vehicle in the Cursed Earth.

Mutant dog vultures are an example of Cursed Earth fauna. Their meat is apparently stringy and rancid

A Judge's Lawgiver can be equipped with a silencer. use Y-Rations

The Red Leg Raiders are a band of mutants lead by Rhode Island Red.

JUDGE DREDD
He has a warrant for Rhode Island Red's arrest and ventures into the Cursed Earth to find him.

OTHER CHARACTERS
RHODE ISLAND RED
Chicken-headed mutant that leads the Red Leg Raiders. Dredd arrests him.


ARRESTS
One. Dredd arrests Rhode Island Red.

DEATHS
Five. Dredd shoots two Red Leg Raiders and a mutant dog vulture dead. Another raiders is impaled on the front of a dust buggy. Rhode Island Red throws Three Eyes to the mutant dog vultures.

BEST LINES
Rhode Island Red: "Rot my wattle! Judge Dredd!"

WORST LINES
Dredd: "Three others running for it!"

Narration?

CATCHPHRASES
Dredd says "Drokk!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: John Howard
Artist: Mike McMahon
Letters: Tom Frame

REVIEW
This and Part Two essentially form the centrepiece of the Annual, but do so without much in the way of context. Why is Rhode Island Red worth all this trouble? The artwork is great and the colouring is brilliantly bonkers.

Continued On Page 89.