Remember when Burdis used to collect everything Dredd related under the sun? Well those days are gone and thus Dredd writers and artists everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief that they won’t end their days chained to a radiator in the Cellar of Dredd. Except for Mark Millar, that is, who should still live in fear of being chained to a toilet in Orlok’s basement and being subjected to his foul ablutions for the crimes he has committed against Dredd-dom.
John Wagner and Alan Grant explore how collections work while Ron Smith ramps up the nose action.
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT (IN ONE SENTENCE)?:
Citizen Snork’s nose is targeted.
WHO’S THAT IN THE HELMET?:
Judge Brown helps Dredd with the case, lie detecting Snork.
Judge Owen finds the dead body of The Collector after Dredd shoots him in mid-flight.
IT’S CULTURAL, INNIT?:
Jumbo Cummings was an American heavyweight boxer.
(John) DeLorean was an American engineer, inventor and coke dealer.
Show host Bryce bears an uncanny resemblance to wig sporting all-rounder Bruce Forsyth.
At the end of the story, Snork is left with a Robsmith nose, possibly a nod to artist Robin Smith
WHAT THE DROKK?:
The Collector has trophies that are clearly mutations. How did he get hold of these?
When he gets a bit of cash, Snork takes to dressing like an 18th Century dandy.
Why is the garbage grinder vertically placed? Won’t it grind rubbish over the floor?
WHAT’S THE ART LIKE?:
Though Smith doesn’t exactly soar here it is up to his usual high standard.
HOW MANY LINKS?:
A nice look at the boring life of the average citizen and the extremes they go to in order to make their lives bearable. When the nose craze takes off, it’s amazing to see that the citizens are not very self-aware. There’s something uncomfortable about Snork asking his father to oil his tip but the “nose shot!” makes up for this. Four links.