Saturday, 11 October 2014

Judge Dredd: The Mega-Rackets, Crime File: 1 - The Body Sharks, Part 2

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Mega-Rackets, Crime File: 1 - The Body Sharks, Part 2

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD Featuring Judge Dredd Prog 210

DATELINE
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.

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
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.

SYNOPSIS
Dredd catches Heinz who leads him to the body sharks, but not their boss.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
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.

JUDGE DREDD
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.

OTHER CHARACTERS
CITIZEN HEINZ
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.

HILDA HEINZ
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.

ARRESTS
Hundreds. Two of Ratner's hoodlums for bodysharking, Heinz for theft and all the defrostees for complicity in a body shark deal.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Dredd (whilst knocking a perp into suspended animation chemicals): "I said freeze!"

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

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.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: T B Grover
Artist: Colin Wilson
Letters: Tom Frame

REVIEW
This has none of the fun of Part 1, but it's good to see Dredd arresting those in sus-an for their complicity.

The End