Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Inferno, Part 14
Inferno, Part 14
2000 A.D. Prog 49
28 Jan 78
This prog featured another Dan Dare cover by Dave Gibbons, six more Supernova game cards to cut out and Invasion, Bonjo From Beyond The Stars, Dan Dare, Judge Dredd, Tharg's Future Shocks and The Visible Man strips.
The Complete Harlem Heroes.
The Harlem Hellcats play on while someone tries to kill a sleeping Giant.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First part with no dialogue for Giant.
The Harlem Hellcats and the Firbank Fiends both play in the 4th Division of Inferno's East Coast League.
The score so far: Harlem Hellcats 2 cave-ins (6 points) to the Firbank Fiends 0 (0 points).
He's unconscious as Moody Bloo catches him. A medic tends to him, but Pearly attempts to kill Giant again. The Harlem Hellcats play on without him.
He scores a cave-in.
He can sense the energy build-up as Pearly attempts to kill Giant.
He catches the falling Giant saving his life.
She is an android. Her eyes transmit everything she can see to Mr. Chubb and Mr. Torso. She hasn't been programmed to deal with failure and registers bewilderment and confusion.
Commentator: "Cave-in! Zoweeee! Even a man short, there's no holding these Hellcats!"
Hell-Kitten L: "Sure hope he's gonna be okay! Say, did anyone see that zany flash of light just now?"
Hell-Kitten C: "Not me! How about you, Pearly?"
Pearly: "Uuh, nope! I...didn't see a thing, Kittens!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Script: Tom Tully
Letters: Tom Frame
An essentially Giantless Inferno strip is an oddity, but the artwork is wonderful throughout. From the underside of Moody Bloo's boot to Zack's acrobatics, it provides a real sense of pace. There is a good balance between the sport and the conspiracy.