Prog 182 – Block War

CF04Story: Block War
Appears: 2000AD Prog 182
Issues: 1
Writers: John Wagner and Alan Grant
Art: Brian Bolland
Dated: 18 October 1980

A tightly crafted story that shows Dredd on the streets introducing us to the concept of Block War. This alternates with a meeting of the Council of Five discussing Dredd’s previous mission. Here is a great example of what you can achieve in only six pages.

Judge Giant appears, for only two panels, but it is a nice reminder not to forget about him, and good for Dredd to have a friendly face around. In one of the many quirks of Mega-city law it seems if you crash your vehicle you get ten years and are banned for life but if you engage in block war with guns and explosives then you only get five years. Go figure.

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