Saturday, 6 April 2013

Inferno, Part 24

NAME
Inferno, Part 24

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 59

DATELINE
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.

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
The Complete Harlem Heroes.

SYNOPSIS
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.

INFORMATION
Garbage robots require instructions via radio link to be processed in their control centre.

GIANT
He is almost killed by the garbage robot Gee-Nine, but Louis blocks its signal.

LOUIS MAYER
He can detect body heat and signals from energy sources. He can direct his brain power to block radio links.

MOODY BLOO
He throws a boulder at Gee-Nine's new operator and kills him.

REGAL EEGLE
He arrives at the Beehive as Giant, Louis and Moody Bloo are threatened by Gee-Nine and rides his bike straight at the robot.

OTHER CHARACTERS
ARFON D. KALMANN
He has been murdered.

DEATHS
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.

BEST LINES
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!"

WORST LINES
Giant: "Someone's frizzled his brains with circuit solder-rods!"

Frizzled?

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Tom Tully
Artist: Belardinelli
Letters: Jack Potter

REVIEW
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