Orlok continues his trudge through the early stories and post Robot War, they’ve been a bit weak. With John Wagner worn out from writing the dialogue for Walter the Wobot and Pat Mills penning the thrilling tales of Brokeback Cretaceous, up steps the great Gerry Finley-Day. Surely he will save us…
Gerry Finley-Day and John Cooper phone it in.
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT (IN ONE SENTENCE)?:
Dredd pursues a man who left a mugging victim at the mercy of his attackers.
ANY LAW LORE?:
The Heatseekers are used for the first time in the strip.
ANY TEETHING TROUBLES?:
Dredd burns the citizen’s car for the two crimes of pollution and leaving a man to die, even though it would have been illegal for the citizen to interfere in the latter event. This just seems a little petty, even for Dredd.
There seems to be a Police sign on the first page, perhaps on a car.
WHAT THE DROKK?:
One of the muggers smashes the main headlight on Dredd’s bike but it seems to have repaired itself by the end.
WHAT’S THE ART LIKE?:
Poor. It looks more like 1970s Detroit than a city of the future, even though it is fairly well detailed and well laid out.
HOW MANY LINKS?:
Again- poor, but there is a nice bit of future tech when the jizzhole driver is watching a cartoon on a small screen in his car. I actually saw someone doing this a few weeks and almost killed them. One link out of sheer rage.