Harlem Heroes, Part 10
(according to Wikipedia, this is the second part of a strip also known as The Montezuma Mashers (sic))
2000 A.D. Prog 10
30 Apr 77
Sam Slade Robo-Hunter (Volume 2, Issue 14), 2000AD Extreme Edition 13 and The Complete Harlem Heroes.
Artie fails to kill Giant and flees the field of play.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First time we 'hear' the villain behind Gruber's voice.
The Harlem Heroes versus Montezuma's Mashers score so far is one air-strike to the visitors. The Harlem Heroes have a medic in their pit.
Kwik-Heal Spray is used for cuts and applies a layer of Nu-Skin to the wound.
A piece of shrapnel from Montezuma's Mashers squad leader's exploding jet pack tore through his visor. His first reaction upon seeing a flash of light in the crowd is to fly over and kick it in the face. He follows Artie into the Montezuma's Mashers pit.
He is concerned for Giant after the jet pack explosion.
He heads in an air-strike.
He misses Giant with his flamer gun and hits Benny Gray instead. He moves to the north terrace and tries again, but the crowd see his gun and panic ensues. Giant flies in and kicks him in the face. He receives a transmission from somewhere that goes directly into his brain and sounds like a voice in his head.
Montezuma's Mashers squad leader. His jetpack explodes when Gruber shot it and Gray falls into a stand full of spectators. He was rushed to hospital.
Giant (whilst kicking Gruber in the face): "Talkin' of looks, this can only be an improvement!"
Giant: "Hey! The North Terrace...A flash of fire--And the Zanies scattering like terrified sheep..!"
Harlem Heroes: "Watch us dive and soar and spin, we're the guys who play to win!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
There are no credits printed in the strip itself and so the following are taken from Barney.
Script: Tom Tully
Artist: Dave Gibbons
Letters: Dave Gibbons
It's great to see some teamwork as Giant punches a pass to Slim who kicks it to Zack while Hairy blocks the opposition, but it also doesn't require much explanation. Artie looks fantastic and really stands out on the page, but the cliffhanger is anti-climactic after the last one.
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