Prog 300 to 303 – Shanty Town

CF06Story: Shanty Town
Appears: 2000AD Prog 300-303
Issues: 4
Writers: John Wagner and Alan Grant
Art: Ron Smith
Dated: 22 January 1983 – 12 February 1983

This is your typical western as ten judges ride in to take care of a lawless Cursed Earth shanty-town. It takes more than a thousand crims to take on these judges as they hold up in an old Strato-V from the war. Hershey makes another appearance but sadly in name only. Judge Ocks, another war veteran, gets more screen time and he loses an arm too.

This is a tense and exciting story but with some nice emotional touches as many of the innocent families in the town have to sell themselves piece by piece to Organ Leggers to survive. The fact they end up dying from contaminated food adds to the nihilistic fate of most citizens of the future.

Smith does some great art and puts the work in to draw crowds of hundreds of figures adding to the epic nature of the battles.

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