Do you remember the days when the sight of a technologically enhanced human gave you a thrill of pleasure? Well, those days are gone. With wearable tech a modern staple it’s hard not to want to punch out a hipster on a bluetooth skateboard as he weaves in front of you on Karangahape Road. What would Burdis do?
John Wagner throws together an OK script and Ron Smith pulls off some substandard fare.
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT (IN ONE SENTENCE)?:
Dredd deals with a gang of power suited robbers and a civil rights group.
WHO’S THAT IN THE HELMET?:
Chief Judge Jurgen Griffin rolls over like a little bitch.
ANY LAW LORE?:
Dredd has strong opinions on liberal attitudes towards criminals, showing he isn’t ready for those tight boots just yet.
IT’S CULTURAL, INNIT?:
Do gooder Marjorie Blackshack is almost certainly a nod to sky daddy advocate and clean up campaigner Mary Whitehouse. White House= Black Shack- geddit?
ANY TEETHING TROUBLES?:
When Dredd commands the power suited criminals to stop he is shaking a fist at them instead of blowing them away.
The CCCC are taken away in a MC police van that looks very dated.
WHAT THE DROKK?:
The robotic bank manager appears to have cigars in a dispenser, but these are illegal outside of the Smokatorium.
There is a huge difference in physical size between not only Dredd and Blackshack, but also Blackshack and her kidnapper.
WHAT’S THE ART LIKE?:
The art is quite bad in this strip (see above) so Smith is still having a few glitches adapting to his tenure on the strip.
HOW MANY LINKS?:
We’re slowly seeing the development of the Department from a friendly band of super cops to the kind of people who will seek justice at any cost. Three links for that transition.