Saturday, 30 March 2013

Inferno, Part 17

NAME
Inferno, Part 17

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 52

DATELINE
18 Feb 78

This prog also had Colony Earth, Dan Dare, Judge Dredd, Tharg's Future Shocks, The Visible Man and Walter The Wobot strips and had another Dan Dare cover by Dave Gibbons.

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
The Complete Harlem Heroes.

SYNOPSIS
Regal Eegle and Marvin join the Harlem Hellcats.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of Marvin, first part not to feature Slim.

INFORMATION
The Harlem Hellcats stadium has a repair shop.

GIANT
He hires Regal Eegle.

ZACK
Regal Eegle foils his ground-attack in the trial.

LOUIS MAYER
He has rebuilt Pearly and thinks he has a lead on the Syndicate.

MOODY BLOO
He takes an instant dislike to Regal Eegle.

OTHER CHARACTERS
REGAL EEGLE
Retired from stunt work six month ago, but is planning a comeback. He has blue eyes. He first rode around a death-wall when he was eleven. He takes a dislike to Moody Bloo, but joins the Harlem Hellcats.

MARVIN
Moody Bloo's cousin. He wants to train to be a flier.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Regal Eegle: "Get back on the walk-way, you ridiculous little anthropoid!"

It does beg the question about the genetics of cave-men.

WORST LINES
Regal Eegle: "Clay, have I really got to listen to this garbage?"

Yep.

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
Another Infernoless part of Inferno and all the better for it. The pompous Regal Eegle and Moody Bloo's cousin Marvin both get good introductions and the reconstructed Pearly is brilliantly horrific.