Prog 489 – Block Rite

Story: Block Rite
Appears: 2000AD Prog 489
Issues: 1
Writers: John Wagner and Alan Grant
Art: Cliff Robinson
Dated: 27 September 1986

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.

Prog 457 – Chief Judge Resigns

Story: Chief Judge Resigns
Appears: 2000AD Prog 457
Issues: 1
Writers: John Wagner and Alan Grant
Art: Cliff Robinson
Dated: 15 February 1986

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.

Prog 434 – West Side Rumble

Story: West Side Rumble
Appears: 2000AD Prog 434
Issues: 1
Writers: John Wagner and Alan Grant
Art: Cliff Robinson
Dated: 7 September 1985

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.