Dodgy Dealings in Von Braun Land Race

CF 01Judge Dredd exposed and thwarted an attempt by Interstellar Psionics Corporations to cheat a widow out of her lawful claim. Thugs from the company were using a Psi-chair to brainwash Widow Spock into signing away her newly acquired land.

Following a tip off Dredd and his fellow Luna-1 Judges caught the criminals red handed. Dredd then ordered that the bosses at IPC be rounded up too.

Dredd was heard to say “These cookies were made by a robot.”

Story: Land Race
Appears: 2000AD Prog 47
Issues: 1
Writers: John Wagner
Art: Brian Bolland
Dated: 14 January 1978

Interesting to see the Interstellar Psionics Corporations’ initials are IPC, the publishers of 2000AD at the time. Trouble at Mill? And beautiful Bolland artwork.

C.W. Moonie Arrested

CF 01Reclusive explorer and Luna-1 property tycoon C.W. Moonie has been arrested by Judge Dredd.

Moonie who hasn’t seen anyone for 40 years is now in Luna City Prison and rumoured to be suffering from disfiguring condition Moonie’s Virus.

Dredd was heard to say “I’m over the moon.”

Story: Meet Mr Moonie
Appears: 2000AD Prog 46
Issues: 1
Writers: John Wagner
Art: Ian Gibson
Dated: 7 January 1978

Victory for Luna-1

CF 01In a tense and nail-biting finish when all seemed lost Judge-Marshal Dredd stepped into the breach to save us all. Out-classed by new Sov technology and down to two men a time-out was called. Finding our reserve man mysteriously incapacitated by a hypo-dart Dredd volunteered. Leading an unarmed charge against the Sov combat squad he seized their weapons and turned them against them prompting a surrender. Sov-Cities are now making preparations to hand over territory to Luna-1.

Dredd was heard to say “War is hell!”

Story: Luna-1 War
Appears: 2000AD Prog 51
Issues: 1
Writers: John Wagner
Art: Brian Bolland
Dated: 11 February 1978

A dramatic and action packed story and strong anti-war message.

First Futsie of the Twenty-second Century only 7 Seconds in

CF 01Arthur Goodworthy, number 31 accounts clerk at Moonie Enterprises on Lunar-1, becomes the first 22nd century Futsie at 7 seconds past midnight. Judge Dredd, informed by Goodworthy’s son, little Arthur Goodworthy junior, took charge of the case.

Subdued during a rampage of property destruction Goodworthy is now receiving medical treatment. Dredd is following up on the cause of his condition with his employer C.W. Moonie, the great Luna explorer.

Dredd was heard to say “Party’s over for you citizen.”

Story: 22nd Century Futzie
Appears: 2000AD Prog 45
Issues: 1
Writers: John Wagner
Art: Ian Gibson
Dated: 31 December 1977

Dredd’s Servo-bot Robo-napped Again!

CF 01For the second time this year Walter the Robot, domestic servant to Judge Dredd has been abducted by criminals. This time it was axe murderer Geek Gordon whom Dredd put away three years ago.

Dredd staged a daring rescue piloting his hover-bike through a hotel window and surviving an axe blow to the neck. Gordon is now back in custody.

Dredd was heard to say “You know I never wear long underwear…”

Story: Red Christmas
Appears: 2000AD Prog 44
Issues: 1
Writers: John Wagner
Art: Mike McMahon
Dated: 24 December 1977