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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s