We’ve all had a grossly mutated monstrosity in the house. In Orlok’s case, it was his eldest brother, a man so hideous and hairy that he was sometimes chased around by a man with a dart gun. Although to be fair, that may have been some sexual cosplay. It’s hard to know. Meanwhile, Dredd has to deal with a mutated Klegg and I’m fairly sure this is going down a similar route...
John Wagner revisits the past and Garry Leach gets some snappy design work on the go.
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT (IN ONE SENTENCE)?:
A deformed Klegg, left behind after the end of Cal’s reign, breaks free from his captors.
ANY LAW LORE?:
Dum dums are used only in extreme emergencies.
A bearded Judge appears for the first time but strangely Dredd doesn’t give him shit.
IT’S CULTURAL, INNIT?:
Enid Blyton was a children’s author whose work featuring “gollys” doesn’t stand up to modern scrutiny.
Charlton Heston was a bad actor and dead gun nut.
Ricardo Montalban was, of course, a fucking legend.
The guests at the party are dressed like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Mary (and her little lamb), The Spirit, Digby, Stan Laurel, Tarzan, Popeye and E-Man (who is not an ecstasy dealer).
WHAT THE DROKK?:
If dum dums are not a standard load, then why are the Judges carrying them?
If Urk was a mutated “pet” why would the rest of the Kleggs bring him to the Big Meg?
WHAT’S THE ART LIKE?:
Lovely work from Leach and some of the angles are mind blowing.
HOW MANY LINKS?:
The black humour and sympathy Dredd shows for Urk lifts this simple tale above the norm. Four links.