And so we bid farewell to the moon, and no sooner has Dredd shrugged off his natty cape then he has to deal with a sexually frustrated Italian spunk trumpet. Luckily, he is now technically a citizen and can get away with this sort of thing until he is re-instated as a full Judge of this fair city. …
John Wagner writes a zinger and Mick McMahon puts it all together.
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT (IN ONE SENTENCE)?:
Dredd’s time as Luna Marshal ends and he returns to duty in the Big Meg.
WHO’S THAT IN THE HELMET?:
Jefferson J. Tex is made full Marshal of Luna 1 simply because he is there.
ANY LAW LORE?:
Dredd needs to be re-instated before he can uphold the Law, swearing in on Volume 12 of the Juro-Penal Code.
Dredd invites a criminal to “eat Judge boot”.
4000 crimes are committed on one street in a single day. Like in Swansea. You’d think the Judges would have that street locked down.
When Maria hugs Dredd and Walter tells her off, Dredd tells Walter not to be so harsh. This is completely out of character for Dredd’s stern nature.
The colours are off once more, with Dredd’s elbow pads actually being two different colours in one panel.
WHAT THE DROKK?:
How does Dredd have the authority to overturn forty years of Judge Marshal history by appointing a permanent one?
A Rookie is seen riding a Lawmaster on his own to get Dredd to swear in. Why isn’t he meeting Dredd at the spaceport? Rookies are Cadets under assessment so where is his supervising officer?
Said Rookie says he has been looking for Dredd all over. How about you use the radio, you stupid bastard.
After witnessing the robbery Dredd doesn’t report it. Failure to report a crime is itself a crime.
WHAT’S THE ART LIKE?:
This is amazing and there is genuinely a breath-taking quality to seeing the city again.
HOW MANY LINKS?:
A great concept, a killer line from Dredd as he views his beloved city again and some amazing artwork. Six links.