Dredd and Walter didn't get much of a reunion after Dredd's triumphant return from Mega City 2. Having been through hell Dredd was still recovering and despite his public stone-faced act during his homecoming parade he was definitely running on empty. Art by Brian Bolland from Prog 86.
It seemed Walter might have made a mistake leaving the news-vids as Dredd charged into the office apparently angered that his success was bumped off the front page of the Mega Times by news of a film star wedding an alien. So much so that he shot the editor and a photographer.
Walter did his best to prove Dredd's innocence but a robot's word carries little weight in Mega City 1.
The weight of evidence against him Dredd was found guilty and sentenced to 20 years on Titan. The citizens who had been praising Dredd a day before were now cursing him and looking for someone to take it out on.
Naturally Dredd didn't go quietly and escaped from the Titan shuttle determined to prove his innocence. Art by Brian Bolland and Dave Gibbons.
To make it simple a robot was the culprit. Dredd defeated his android double and saved enough to prove it was the killer. But a question remained ... Art by Brendan McCarthy and Brett Ewins.
The answer would be forthcoming all too soon after Chief Judge Goodman was murdered. The Day the Law Died began with Walter's worst nightmare! Art by Mike McMahon
On to Walter's part in The Day The Law Died
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