Snobbery is all around us. Who among us hasn’t sneered in anger while an inbred mutant child from a nearby council estate has roared through the neighbourhood on an illegal dirt bike. Granted, most of us would not have (like someone I know) tied a line of 30 pound fishing line across the street and almost unseated the shithead but he’s probably living in Patsy Ann Noble block now…
April 2103 (Prog 208).
John Wagner and Alan Grant give us an insight into block life and Ian Gibson gets out his dirty pencils.
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT (IN ONE SENTENCE)?:
The slum citizens of Sonny Bono declare independence.
IT’S CULTURAL, INNIT?:
Sonny Bono was an actor, singer and politician until a decision to don a pair of skis turned out to be a bad one.
Cher was the pubic hair bereft wife of Sonny Bono for many years.
Patsy Ann Noble was an Australian teenage singing star of the 1960s.
WHAT’S THE ART LIKE?:
Gibson pulls off the deterioration of the block excellently and also delivers some outlandish citizenry, a skill that will serve him well.
HOW MANY LINKS?:
With this being a straightforward tale of a block getting out of hand, the answer comes from Tek Division and not from anything that Dredd does. At the end there is a sense of justice being delivered with the ne’er do wells being housed in the very block that attacked them. There’s a nice blend of comedic touches with an actual point about snobbery. Three links.