Saturday, 6 April 2013
Inferno, Part 24
Inferno, Part 24
2000 A.D. Prog 59
8 Apr 78
This prog features a Judge Dredd cover by Mike McMahon 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.
Giant, Louis and Moody Bloo find Kalmann as Kalmann's killer finds them.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First Inferno part not to feature Zack. First and last work by Jack Potter on the strip.
Garbage robots require instructions via radio link to be processed in their control centre.
He is almost killed by the garbage robot Gee-Nine, but Louis blocks its signal.
He can detect body heat and signals from energy sources. He can direct his brain power to block radio links.
He throws a boulder at Gee-Nine's new operator and kills him.
He arrives at the Beehive as Giant, Louis and Moody Bloo are threatened by Gee-Nine and rides his bike straight at the robot.
ARFON D. KALMANN
He has been murdered.
One. Gee-Nine's second operator is killed instantly by the lump of masonry Moody Bloo threw.
Also Kalmann may already be dead, but it could be inferred from what Louis says that he died during the last part.
Giant: "Moody, Are you crazy? You'll never stop that thing with a chunk of masonry!
Moody Bloo (as he flattens the robot's operator with a thrown boulder): "Maybe not, Giant...but who said I was aimin' at the robot!"
Giant: "Someone's frizzled his brains with circuit solder-rods!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Script: Tom Tully
Letters: Jack Potter
The story may be slight, but it's enjoyable. Kalmann's corpse could have done with being a bit more gruesome to live up to the reaction in last part's cliffhanger. Moody's taking out the syndicate assassin with a boulder and despite his actions last time, Regal's appearance is still a surprise.
Next Prog: Death Run