Prog 484 – Fists of Stan Lee

Story: Fists of Stan Lee
Appears: 2000AD Prog 484
Issues: 1
Writers: John Wagner and Alan Grant
Art: Barry Kitson
Dated: 23 August 1986

For a single issue story this causes a lot of fuss. Once again we see the return of Dredd’s racism against those of Far Eastern descent. Obviously you expect Perps to show such behaviour as it is a shortcut to telling you they are the bad guys. A technique slightly better than making them have a black hat or a disability. But Dredd is famously neutral in his treatment of all criminals and citizens. How does calling people Charlie Chan as a denigration reflect this? If it is revealed later that Dredd has some bias about a particular ethnic group this would make an interesting story but I suspect that won’t be the case.

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