Prog 26 – Dream Palace

Dredd BadgeStory: Dream Palace
Appears: 2000AD Prog 26
Issues: 1
Writers: John Wagner
Art: Mike McMahon
Dated: 20 August 1977

Plot: A man goes on a mass killing spree after planning it in artificial dreams.

Verdict: An enjoyable tale. We learn more about Mega City One which has 800 million people. We get some good Sci-fi ideas with machines to generate artificial dreams. We also get some thoughts on the culture of the 70’s. The Mega City citizens only work 2 hours a day is a nice throwback to the three day week in Britain under the Conservative Party. Or am I reading too much into it?

The art is fine but again with more straight edges than we are used to. We see a Justice Day parade where the flags flown seem to be a variant of America’s current Stars and Stripes.

Once again the criminal is killed as a result of his own actions, by a falling sword from a statue – the Sword of Justice.

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