Sometimes a panel in Dredd stories is so downright weird that it needs no augmentation or tampering. Here we see a man about to administer some sado-masochistic abuse to his son who just so happens to be a hideously proportioned monster. Now, I know what you are thinking; this is a standard scenario for any family home in South Wales, but really…
Alan Grant explores domestic abuse and Robin Smith forgets what century it is set in.
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT (IN ONE SENTENCE)?:
A fang beast wreaks havoc in Bill Bixby Block.
IT’S CULTURAL, INNIT?:
Bill Bixby was an American actor best known for his portrayal of David Banner in The Incredible Hulk. That aside, he could really have benefitted from a regular finger up the arse. From a medical professional, I mean.
WHO’S THAT IN THE HELMET?:
Judge Manus helps Dredd defeat the beast.
WHAT THE DROKK?:
The décor and style of the block and city is very 20th century.
WHAT’S THE ART LIKE?:
Overall this is quite poor and unimaginative in terms of design. There’s nothing overtly awful but just looks bland and has no fizz. The only highlight was the alien menagerie owner looking like Shrek’s dad.
HOW MANY LINKS?:
There’s a definite 1980s look to the parents what with the dressing gown and hair curlers. Smith’s art dates badly but it’s always nice to see a child ripped apart for comedic value. There’s some creator wank too with Kelvin Gosnell probably getting another mention with (Mac)Manus. One link.