Prog 289 – Rabid

CF06Story: Rabid
Appears: 2000AD Prog 289
Issues: 1
Writers: John Wagner and Alan Grant
Art: Ron Smith
Dated: 6 November 1982

Robodogs run amok in a ruined sector of MC1. This tiny story has a number of the emerging themes of Judge Dredd. Nostalgia: There is a museum of 20th Century objects one of the most valuable is a Wellie Boot. The fickleness of technology: a man is killed by his own robotic guard dogs after forgetting his ID badge. Initially the dogs victims are attributed to vampires; a metaphor for how sinister and little understood technology has become.

Ron Smith does some great work. Particularly showing us the dog’s eye view of things.

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