Prog 224 to 228 – Judge Death Lives

CF05Story: Judge Death Lives
Appears: 2000AD Prog 224-228
Issues: 5
Writers: John Wagner and Alan Grant
Art: Brian Bolland
Dated: 8 August 1981 to 5 September 1981

A double whammy in the return of both the Dark Judges and Anderson. The Dark Judges represent a tangible threat to Dredd and the Mega-city unlike the regular criminals that pop up most weeks. Anderson is also a great foil for Dredd by being his emotional opposite.

This story sees the mythos expanded as we journey to the Dark Judge’s homeworld. Like the last encounter there is a satisfying and credible conclusion to this latest chapter.

Bolland does a superb job and is the perfect artist for this story. His mastery of contorted, terror-filled expressions is perfect and brings a real sense of action to the page. There is a wonderful double page spread of all the Dark Judges too.

This also contains one of the most famous quotes of Dredd history: “gaze into the fist of Dredd.”

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