Sunday, 17 March 2013
Inferno, Part 4
Inferno, Part 4
2000 A.D. Prog 39
19 Nov 77
This prog bore a supercover that was also potentially a self-portrait by Brett Ewins and Brendan McCarthy alongside Invasion, Dan Dare, Judge Dredd and M.A.C.H.1 strips.
The Complete Harlem Heroes.
The Washington Wolves discover that hallucinations don't help in Inferno.
FIRSTS & LASTS
Moody Bloo is named for the first time.
In Inferno, play continues despite the death of a player.
The score so far is 4 cave-ins (12 points) to the Rochville Rockets to the Washington Wolves 0 (0 points).
He doesn't suffer from the hallucinations affecting the rest of the team. He and Slim rescue a comatose Junk from crashing. Charlie Vance has planted $5,000 in his locker.
He doesn't suffer from the hallucinations affecting the rest of the team. He and Giant rescue a comatose Junk from crashing. Charlie Vance has planted $5,000 in his locker.
He doesn't suffer from the hallucinations affecting the rest of the team. Charlie Vance has planted $5,000 in his locker.
He has "fixed" the team's salt-gum somehow and planted $5,000 in the lockers of the three former Harlem Heroes.
Cave-Man for the Washington Wolves. He hallucinates, scores a cave-in at his own cave and collapses.
Squad leader for the Washington Wolves. He collapses at the controls of his bike and Giant and Slim lift him off just in time to avoid a crash.
A biker for the Washington Wolves. He skids into the Judge-Pod and out of play.
Flyer for the Rochville Rockets. He scores a cave-in.
Fan: "Moody Bloo is gnawing at the cinders with rage."
Fan: "Hey, what a turnabout!"
I'm glad to see this back, albeit now with two G's. The combined effect of "What on Saturn's rings", "Jupiter's moons" and "For Zlot's sake" has made the Harlem Heroes dialogue a bit more space age.
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Moody Bloo almost shares his name with Moody Blue (1977), the final studio album by Elvis Presley, and also in a plural sense the sixties rock band from Birmingham, The Moody Blues.
Moody Bloo says "Duuuh? I can see three of 'em.". Well I can see fourteen of 'em. He then scores an own-goal and concedes 6 points, but that was worth 3 points in Part 2.
Narcotic chewing gum would indeed become a reality, either with sedative or
Script: Tom Tully
Letters: Bill Nuttall
"It's Infernomania! He's flipped his lid!"
All the right pieces are here: the hallucinations, the peril, the rescue, the realisation that the gum is "fixed" and the planting of suspicious cash, not to mention the unfavourable scoreline. Yet somehow it seems less than the sum of its parts.