Eccentric trillionaire Hugh Howards was revealed to be behind the plot when Judges Dredd and Giant raided his corporate headquarters. All children were safely returned but Howards fell to his death trying to escape.
Judge Giant was heard to say “Taste the strong right knuckle-sandwich of the law, dude!”
Story: Billy Jones
Appears: 2000AD Prog 38
Writers: John Wagner
Art: Ian Gibson
Dated: 12 November 1977
Brilliant opening. The lines “What are they doing to my boy?” “We’re trying to rip his head off ma’am.” Genius! A welcome return of Judge Giant.