Sunday, 24 March 2013
Inferno, Part 11
Inferno, Part 11
2000 A.D. Prog 46
7 Jan 78
The first Prog of 1978 had a Dan Dare cover by Dave Gibbons, featured Invasion, Bonjo From Beyond The Stars, Dan Dare, Judge Dredd, Tharg's Future Shocks and M.A.C.H.1 strips and came with a Supernova Card Game to cut-out-and-keep.
The Complete Harlem Heroes.
The Harlem Hellcats face a meteor shower and then find themselves up against a new adversary.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First four page Inferno strip.
Holograms can pass-through solid objects and be solid themselves.
Boron-bullets have highly penetrative properties.
Androids can be programmed to home in on body-heat.
He is more interested in following Cullen than in the meteors.
He has a moment of intuition that the meteors are no longer safe. He is not wrong.
He is hit in the back of the neck by a hologramatic meteor.
He is hit on the top of the head by a hologramatic meteor, catches another and hurls it into the wall, destroying the power source and freeing the Harlem Hellcats.
He trapped the Harlem Hellcats in the meteor shower, solidified the meteors, closed the Crystal Maze to public and set a group of heat-sensitive androids on them.
Moody Bloo: "Say what ya like, fellers, but this is good trainin' for Inferno."
Junk: "You always did have a lousy sense of humour, Moody."
Slim: "Ricochet off the wall - It's caught Junk..."
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
There is an X-Wing from Star Wars (1977) in the last panel, which may well be connected to the competition mentioned on the cover of the prog.
The 'hologramatic' meteor shower has gained an extra dimension since the last part.
Script: Tom Tully
Letters: Tom Frame
This is a runaround, but an engaging one. The use of Inferno skills in other contexts doesn't seem forced. I think if anything the reduction to four pages has helped focus the strip around one set piece rather than attempting more.
Next Prog: And One Must Die!