A faulty repair on a Robocar caused a malfunctioning of the car’s responsibility circuits turning it into a lethal killing machine. Things got worse when the car, nicknamed Elvis, reprogrammed other cars to do the same.
A deadly game of cat and mouse ensued between ‘Elvis’ and Judge-Marshal Dredd. At one point Dredd was captured (along with his Robo-servant Walter yet again) and held prisoner inside the killer car.
The Riot Squad using corrosive spray fired from Corodo guns was able to melt the affected vehicles and halt the carnage.
Dredd was heard to say “I could whip Elvis with one hand… I could whip him with that little finger there.”
Story: Elvis the Killer Car
Appears: 2000AD Prog 53 – 56
Writers: John Wagner
Art: Ian Gibson
Dated: 25 February 1978 to 18 March 1978
A long, possibly overly so, story that feels very similar to the Robot Wars story arc. The childlike killer car makes a reasonable villain who definitely has a lot of personality.