Prog 388 – Error of Judgement

CF08Story: Error of Judgement
Appears: 2000AD Prog 388
Issues: 1
Writers: John Wagner and Alan Grant
Art: Ron Smith
Dated: 20 October 1984

Well, the new fluffy Dredd continues with him spending city money to take care of a sick child. Were she not run over by a truck we would think 2000AD had gone soft. That and Dredd punching the city’s accountant in the face.

As we have seen the most credible threats to Dredd don’t come from Perps but from within the system itself. Dredd’s slavish devotion to the law is both his strength and his weakness. The very fact that he could be losing his judgement and not fit to be a judge is a scary prospect.

Whilst we may be a little resistant to Dredd exploring or even exhibiting emotions there is an intriguing direction for Dredd opening up if it is handled correctly.

Smith delivers the art confidently in what is basically an extended flashback. The disembodied heads can be a little jarring but cram a lot of information in a few short pages.

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