Orlok doesn’t like zoos. You know who else doesn’t like ’em? Marvin Threebod, that’s who. Now before you say “never heard of him”, read this story because this is an encounter that Judge Dredd will never forget for as long as his memory holds true. Sure, he may one day blank on fighting Cal, crossing the Cursed Earth or murdering the Angel Gang, but he will never, ever forget being shat out of dinosaur’s anus thanks to Threebod.
John Wagner drops Dredd in the shit and Brian Bolland goes bonkers.
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT (IN ONE SENTENCE)?:
Disgruntled gobshite Marvin Threebod causes chaos at the Alien Zoo.
WHO’S THAT IN THE HELMET?:
Judge Mitchell helps Dredd arrest Threebod and is on hand for Old Stoneyface’s pessimistic outlook.
ANY LAW LORE?:
Dredd carries a torch. Sadly, it’s not for Judge Mitchell.
The colour of the knee and elbow pads on the Judge uniforms are wrong.
WHAT THE DROKK?:
Threebod is allowed to purchase a potentially deadly weapon in the form of a large lase cutter and take it through the streets to the zoo. There’s your problem right there.
One of the cits says “God save us” instead of “Grud save us.”
If there is a dose of salts involved, does that mean that the Yabba Dabba actually shat out Dredd and Threebod. Is this the first example of scat play in the prog?
WHAT’S THE ART LIKE?:
It’s Bolland and it starts with an iconic first page of a pissed off looking Dredd. He then doubles down and pulls off some quirky looking aliens for Joe and his cohorts to deal with in an imaginative fashion.
HOW MANY LINKS?:
This is a nice one and done and Bolland’s art amply pads out a simple tale to be something grander than it is. Five links.