Friday, 15 March 2013

Inferno, Part 2

NAME
Inferno, Part 2

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 37

DATELINE
5 Nov 77

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
The Complete Harlem Heroes.

SYNOPSIS
The Harlem Heroes play to their advantage.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Giant, Slim and Zack all score their first cave-ins, first appearances of Mr. Chubb and Mr. Torso.

INFORMATION
Strike-Biker is another position in Inferno. A Death-Wall Attack involves riding up the walls of the playing area like a velodrome and attempting to score from behind the opposition's cave.

Terry Murphy plays for the Baltimore Bullets.

Final score Washington Wolves 3 cave-ins (9 points), Baltimore Bullets 1 cave-in (3 points).

GIANT
He scores a cave-in.

SLIM
He scores a cave-in.

ZACK
He scores a cave-in.

OTHER CHARACTERS
MR CHUBB & MR TORSO
They watch the Washington Wolves versus Baltimore Bullets game and discuss gambling on the next fixture and fixing the result.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Fan: "Giant's scored again!"

I love how this omits "And this time for right team!"

WORST LINES
Baltimore Bullets Caveman: "Bullets? Bullets? Ya more like a bunch o' used tin-tacks! I got about as much protection as a worm on a motorway!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Mr. Chubb and Mr. Torso have something of Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd from Diamonds Are Forever (1971) about them.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Tom Tully
Artist: Belardinelli
Letters: Bill Nuttall

REVIEW
I'm still not sold on the new sport, but it's good to see the Harlem Heroes quite literally beating them at their own game and the hints at another conspiracy are very welcome.