No. 122 – More Cursed Earth Uncensored Villains & Victims

Prog 78’s epic Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth story Soul Food, illustrated by Brian Bolland, featuring Bibendum (“Michelin Man” in English) (highlighted, left panel, top left), Dr. Gribbon (highlighted, left panel, top right) and various unnamed parodies of corporate mascots of 1978, and duplicates thereof vs. (right panel, clockwise from top left) Bibendum® of Michelin, Colonel Saunders® of KFC (1978 logo), Freddy Fyffes® of Fyffes, Mr. Cube® of Tate & Lyle Sugars, Mr. Peanut® of Planters (formerly KP) Peanuts, and Speedy® of Alka-Seltzer (centre)

The Jolly Green Giant® [either Elmer or Abner in the Cursed Earth story] of Green Giant looms in the background, but we’ve dealt with him in HoH No. 64.

The two troublesome storylines in the Cursed Earth saga (progs 6185 (1978)) were Battle of the Burger Barons! in prog 71 and Burger Law! in prog 72 (together known as Burger Wars [HoH No. 63]), and Giants Aren’t Gentlemen! in prog 77 and Soul Food in prog 78 (together known as Soul Food) which wildly transgressed the copyright laws of the day and brought the wrath of several corporations down upon the publisher’s head, but have since, by a European Union directive, been repealed to allow for parody, and so may once again see the light of day in Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored (Rebellion, 2017).

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