Orlok hates birthdays. These are not just a reminder that he is getting old, but also because it often involves socially awkward situations where cakes are touched by people with dubious hygiene standards, pleasantries are exchanged with people who wouldn’t piss on him if he were on fire and presents are gifted that will almost immediately adorn a charity shop window. It’s just better to forget the whole thing and move on…
John Wagner and Alan Grant sing the song and Kim Raymond throws the cake at them.
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT (IN ONE SENTENCE)?:
A wealthy citizen’s 100th birthday ends in disaster.
WHO’S THAT IN THE HELMET?:
Judge English helps with the investigation into the fire.
Judge Popey aids in the arrest of Guevara
IT’S CULTURAL, INNIT?:
Steve Bell probably refers to the celebrated political cartoonist.
U Thant was the third Secretary General of the UN.
Juliet Bravo was a Britsih TV series about a female police inspector.
Mick McGahey was a Scottish coal miner and ardent Commie.
ANY LAW LORE?:
Shoplifting gets you 4 years cubetime.
WHAT THE DROKK?:
The script states “Genghis” (Grimsnoad) but the art has the name as Gengis”
There is a huge sign for the confiscated goods reading “EVIDENCE”. Who is this sign benefitting?
WHAT’S THE ART LIKE?:
I’m not overly keen on it to be honest but it gets the job done and has few fuck ups.
HOW MANY LINKS?:
Three. It’s a thin story, but the ruthless nature of the Judges is well played out.