As someone picked up by the cops many times over the years for looking like a standard criminal who was on a fucking good crime spree by the sounds of it, Orlok knows what it is like to be on the receiving end of some tough questions. Receiving the third degree in this story is the Kneepad Kid and though this story doesn’t contain the mighty Joe Dredd it is included here as it gives some context to a later tale involving a simple case of blackmail gone awry.
John Wagner and Alan Grant expand on a feature while Robin Smith fills in the blanks.
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT (IN ONE SENTENCE)?:
Judge Sladek pulls in a suspect.
WHO’S THAT IN THE HELMET?:
Judge Vancent Sladek has his first run in with the Kneepad Kid.
Judge Kebourg is based at Section House North.
IT’S CULTURAL, INNIT?:
Ben Casey was a TV show about an idealistic young doctor, so it is fitting he has a block hospital named for him.
Huck(leberry) Finn was the vagabond juve of the Mark Twain novels noted for his counter culture views on distribution of personal possessions and slavery.
Vito Scotti was an American actor who, due to his skin tone, played everything from a Mexican bandit to a Japanese sailor. No, really, he did. Look, it was a different time…
ANY LAW LORE?:
Section House North has a Suspicious Persons Annexe.
WHAT’S THE ART LIKE?:
Not too bad, what there is of it. There’s a really cool panel of Sladek reflected in Sherman’s shades. I’m not overly keen on Smith’s work but this is serviceable.
HOW MANY LINKS?:
As a curio in an annual this works just fine and I can’t find anything overly amazing or awful about it. It’s smart that it was picked up as a thread later on for The Falucci Tape. Three links.