Inferno, Part 8
2000 A.D. Prog 43
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.
The Complete Harlem Heroes.
The Harlem Hellcats take on Shafer's Sickles.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First time that the Harlem Hellcats have played as a team.
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
He rescues Teejay from being crushed by Ernie Shafer's bike.
He is frustrated by the new mascot of Shafer's Sickles.
He finds himself hooked by Rip Venner's flick-pick.
Knocked unconcious by an inferno ball, Giant saves him from being run over by Ernie Shafer.
Biker for Shafer's Sickles. He was attempting to run over an unconcious Teejay Cash.
Teejay (of a crashing Giant): "He couldn't correct his trim in time - he's crashed!"
Shafer's Sickles Fan: "Dat's great! Trust Ernie Shafer to come up wid a gas like that!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Script: Tom Tully
Letters: Tom Frame
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.
Is This The End Of The Harlem Hellcats? Don't Miss Next Prog.
Is This The End Of The Harlem Hellcats? Don't Miss Next