A man nicknamed Gorilla is killing judges with a solar gun, a weapon that concentrates the sun's rays to incinerate the target. He threatens to kill Judge Dredd at noon, but Dredd goes to the Weather Congress and ensures there will be cloud cover at noon so the solar gun won't work. He chases Gorilla into the Weather Congress where Gorilla hides out in a dark room. The room turns out to be a Sun Probe rocket on a three-year round trip to the sun.
- Dredd is a Judge in Mega-City One. He patrols the streets and dispenses justice with total impartiality. He IS the Law.
- Although not directly named here, this is presumably Chief Judge Goodman
- Gorilla is a serial killer of Judges using a solar gun.
- Judge Carter is killed by Gorilla at the start of the story.
Judges Abel & Baker
- Judge Abel and Judge Baker are Judges who have already been incinerated by Gorilla before the story starts.