Progs 474 to 475 – The Law According to Judge Dredd

Story: The Law According to Judge Dredd
Appears: 2000AD Progs 474-475
Issues: 2
Writers: John Wagner and Alan Grant
Art: Kevin O’Neill
Dated: 14 June 1986 to 21 June 1986

We have seen robots impersonating the law before. But this Dredd parody is darkly comic. It is hard to see where this ‘hanging judge’ and the absurdity of the real mega-city laws meet. A nice call out to the Helltrekkers that would have been appearing in 2000AD about this time too.

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Progs 472 to 473 – Riders On The Storm

Story: Riders On The Storm
Appears: 2000AD Progs 472-473
Issues: 2
Writers: John Wagner and Alan Grant
Art: Brendan McCarthy & Tony Wright
Dated: 31 May 1986 to 7 June 1986

There is an element of Scooby Doo as Dredd unmasks ghosts which aren’t really supernatural. There isn’t much emotional impact or even suspense here. What is interesting is the rainy setting, something seen only rarely in a city where weather is controlled by computer.