Prog 419 – Hagatha Smeld

Story: Hagatha Smeld
Appears: 2000AD Prog 419
Issues: 1
Writers: John Wagner and Alan Grant
Art: Ian Gibson
Dated: 25 May 1985

This is definitely an over the top story focussing on the cartoonish side of Dredd and the absurdity of catching the criminal at all costs – even if it means re-animating the dead. Having said that this single issue tale is a mine of world-building information. It introduces the Necropolis (the rich citizen’s alternative to Resyk) and reveals a lot about the Mega City legal system. The fact it has one is a shock for a start.

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