Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Inferno, Part 14

NAME
Inferno, Part 14

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 49

DATELINE
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.

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
The Complete Harlem Heroes.


SYNOPSIS
The Harlem Hellcats play on while someone tries to kill a sleeping Giant.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First part with no dialogue for Giant.

INFORMATION
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).

GIANT
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.

ZACK
He scores a cave-in.

LOUIS MAYER
He can sense the energy build-up as Pearly attempts to kill Giant.

MOODY BLOO
He catches the falling Giant saving his life.

OTHER CHARACTERS
PEARLY
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.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Commentator: "Cave-in! Zoweeee! Even a man short, there's no holding these Hellcats!"

WORST LINES
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!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Tom Tully
Artist: Belardinelli
Letters: Tom Frame

REVIEW
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.