Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Inferno, Part 20

NAME
Inferno, Part 20

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 55

DATELINE
11 Mar 78

This prog also featured Colony Earth, Dan Dare, Judge Dredd, Tharg's Future Shocks, M.A.C.H.1 and Walter The Wobot strips, as well as the now practically required Dan Dare cover by Dave Gibbons.

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
The Complete Harlem Heroes.

SYNOPSIS
The Harlem Hellcats take on the Long Island Sharks.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Marvin's first game.

INFORMATION
Mega-City has a zoo, that may contain a spider-monkey.

The score so far: Harlem Hellcats 1 cave-in (1 point) to the Long Island Sharks nil.

GIANT
He assigns Marvin to mark 'Jaws' Jessel.

OTHER CHARACTERS
TEEJAY CASH
He scores a cave-in from an assist by Marvin. A Long Island Shark flyer distracts Regal Eegle and he crashes into Teejay.

REGAL EEGLE
A Long Island Shark flyer distracts him and he crashes into Teejay Cash.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Long Island Shark Flyer: "Only ever saw one othe4r freak with arms that long - the spider-monkey at Mega-City Zoo!"
Marvin: "Mister, I don't mind people calling me names...but I ain't a freak!"

WORST LINES
Both of Teejays lines "Hey, Jessel's got the ball past me - He's gonna score" and "Hey - something's spooked him! He's heading straight towards me...!" are crying out to be thought bubbles.

CATCHPHRASES
We get a "Holy Inferno" from a fan and "Saturn's moons it's...Inferno!" from the commentator. It's like product placement.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
Why does Teejay's cave-in only garner one point when others have been worth three?

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
As our cast of characters grows there is obviously less story to go around. Teejay has had nothing to do for the last few parts and sadly this doesn't quite redress the balance because Marvin's hi-jinx are easily the highlight here.