Thursday, 21 March 2013

Inferno, Part 8

NAME
Inferno, Part 8

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 43

DATELINE
17 Dec 77

This prog also contained Invasion, Bonjo From Beyond The Stars, Dan Dare, Judge Dredd and M.A.C.H.1 strips and the last of the supercovers, this one by John Higgins.

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
The Complete Harlem Heroes.

SYNOPSIS
The Harlem Hellcats take on Shafer's Sickles.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First time that the Harlem Hellcats have played as a team.

INFORMATION
A hitch-hike involves an airman with the ball riding on the back of a biker's bike toward the opponent's cave.

Score so far Shafer's Sickles 1 Cave-In (3 points) to the Harlem Hellcats 0

GIANT
He rescues Teejay from being crushed by Ernie Shafer's bike.

SLIM
He is frustrated by the new mascot of Shafer's Sickles.

ZACK
He finds himself hooked by Rip Venner's flick-pick.

OTHER CHARACTERS
TEEJAY CASH
Knocked unconcious by an inferno ball, Giant saves him from being run over by Ernie Shafer.

ERNIE SHAFER
Biker for Shafer's Sickles. He was attempting to run over an unconcious Teejay Cash.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Teejay (of a crashing Giant): "He couldn't correct his trim in time - he's crashed!"

WORST LINES
Shafer's Sickles Fan: "Dat's great! Trust Ernie Shafer to come up wid a gas like that!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
None.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
The artwork undersells the action at almost every point: things happen either in the distance or are depicted at the wrong angle to be dramatic. The set pieces are dealt with too quickly and we aren't party to the Hellcats' arguments. Overall, this is a disappointment.

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