Monday, 1 April 2013
Inferno, Part 19
Inferno, Part 19
2000 A.D. Prog 54
4 Mar 78
This prog features the latest in Dave Gibbons line of Dan Dare covers and Colony Earth, Dan Dare, Judge Dredd, Tharg's Future Shocks, M.A.C.H.1 and Walter The Wobot strips.
The Complete Harlem Heroes.
The Harlem Hellcats fall, sink and rise again, but must play with antiquated equipment.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First apppearance of the Long Island Sharks.
Hover-liners are fitted with ejector-cabins,
The newest Inferno bikes are powered by energy infusion.
The Harlem Hellcats hover-liner falls into the sea and sinks. The team escape in the ejector cabin, but lose their jet-packs and bikes. They are forced to play using equipment from the Long Island Sharks' museum.
The Long Island Sharks' flyer wear shark costumes.
He knows a bit about hover-liners.
He is strong enough to close the cabin door even with the weight of the flood water behind it.
His first name is Hale. He has bought himself a new Inferno-bike. He didn't travel with the rest of the team.
The Squad-leader of the Long Island Sharks. He has very sharp teeth. He allows the Harlem Hellcat access to his team's museum when they lose their equipment.
Moody Bloo: "We almost got turned into fish-bait, Tinselhead...dat's what happened."
Dat is indeed what happened.
Unidentified and alarmist Harlem Hellcat: "If that is the opposition...we should have cancelled this game when we had the chance!"
"Holy Inferno!" is an odd use of the name of the sport.
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Well Jaws (1975) would be an obvious one. I also can't read or hear the words "We're doomed!" and not think of Dad's Army (1968).
The eject button in the hover-liner looks more like it says 'elect'.
Script: Tom Tully
Letters: Tom Frame
The sinking sequence of the first two pages nicely sets up a new problem for the Harlem Hellcats and echoes the eccentricities of the Long Island Sharks, but the reveal of the flying shark is nothing special.