Monday, 25 March 2013
Inferno, Part 12
Inferno, Part 12
2000 A.D. Prog 47
14 Jan 78
This prog featured another Dan Dare cover by Dave Gibbons, Invasion, Bonjo From Beyond The Stars, Dan Dare, Judge Dredd, Tharg's Future Shocks and The Visible Man strips, as well as more six Supernova Card Game to cut out.
The Complete Harlem Heroes.
The Harlem Hellcats take on Cullen's androids.
FIRSTS & LASTS
The last appearance of Cullen.
Androids are susceptable to electrocution.
He and the other Harlrm Hellcats fight off Cullen's androids and escape the Crystal Maze unscathed.
He is killed in the Crystal Maze fire.
MR. CHUBB & MR. TORSO
They observe the Harlem Hellcats escape from the Crystal Maze fire and resolve to have Giant killed.
One. Cullen burns to death and Moody Bloo sees it on a TV screen.
Cowboy android: "Next stop...Boot Hill, ya ornery, wet-eared polecats!"
Boot Hill was a common name for the burial grounds of gunfighters who "died with their boots on" in the Wild West.
Moody Bloo: "How dat for an Inferno body-check, you Hellcats?"
Have a gold star.
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
The cowboy androids recall Westworld (1973).
Giant looks to be about to pick up the power-lead by the business end.
Script: Tom Tully
Letters: Tom Frame
The opening splash page is impressive, but the ensuing fight less so. The trapped Cullen seems surprisingly sympathetic as he burns to death and it's a nice touch that the Harlem Hellcats have lost their only link to the Syndicate and their investigation could well be at an end, while the last panel implies that the Syndicate itself will unwittingly provide their next clue.
Next Prog: Introducing The Hell Kittens!