This is a great little story that shows Dredd isn’t just a fascist robot but does look at the bigger picture. There is a great gag about the block names although overly explaining it lessens the value. Some great art by Robinson.
What a touching story. Is it an allegory for animal experimentation – which has been covered previously in Judge Dredd – or possibly an allusion to Karel Čapek’s original stage play.
Here we see the fallout from The Warlord (Progs 451-455) and get a tiny glimpse into the leadership of the Justice Department. With some familiar faces being appointed to the Council of Five we might get some interesting stories in future.
A Westside Story parody sung in rhyme complete with Judge Krupke. It is definitely a new direction and predating Joss Whedon’s musical TV episodes. There are lot of in-jokes and references to composers as well as the source material. A great idea.