A nice piece of sci-fi and prophetic warning about the folly of man’s creations. A wonderful twist at the end.
The first female judge. It has only taken them 137 issues. That is over two years. Up until now women in 2000AD were there to scream and swoon. Even the first female judge is just required to die and provide a silent love interest for coiffured Clark Gable lookalike Judge Bryce.
Once again Dredd kills another judge. Between him and Cal there aren’t many of them left. Ironic as the issue begins with a speech on how long their training takes.
Didn’t you want to Boing® as kid? Wasn’t it the most amazing looking thing in the world ever? Now as an adult it would scare you to death. Good ideas and interesting presentation make this gimmick story so much more.
An interesting idea for a series of crimes that leaves both Dredd and the reader genuinely on the back foot. The criminal himself is just a cypher but the star of the show is serial confessor Edwin Parsley. The criminal suffers as a result of his actions and once again Dredd jails someone to make them happy. Bonus points if you spotted the advert for Umpty Candy which won’t pay off for another ten progs!
It’s just filler. That’s pretty much all you can say. Which is a shame for the first appearance of the “Birdie” lie-detector, which seems to have been created solely for the “little bird told me” joke.
A few pokes at unemployment, mobile homes and another glimpse into the reality TV of the future. What 1979 would consider the future anyway. A well thought-out crime drama and the first appearance of Otto Sump.