Sunday, 7 April 2013
Inferno, Part 25
Inferno, Part 25
2000 A.D. Prog 60
17 Apr 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 and a M.A.C.H.1 cover by Brian Bolland.
The Complete Harlem Heroes.
After surviving another attempt on their lives, the Harlem Hellcats decide not to withdraw from the Inferno league.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of Artie Gruber in Inferno.
Judge HQ may has alarmed links to garbage robots.
Zanies try to live in peaceful isolation.
The Boston Bullets play in pointed 'bullet' shaped helmets.
The Harlem Hellcats play the Boston Bullets in a knockout cup-match, score unknown, but the Hellcats get at least one cave-in (3 points).
He gives the rest of the team the option to withdraw from the Inferno league rather than risk the syndicate's wrath. They all elect to play on.
He is fit to play again.
He can fly the chopper.
He overheats the energy-infusion cell on his bike and steerit into the path of Gee-Nine, the garbage robot, jumped clear and let it crash and explode, stopping the robot in its tracks and saving Giant, Louis and Moody Bloo.
He scores a cave-in against the Boston Bullets.
MR. CHUBB & MR. TORSO
They were responsible for the the garbage robot wielding assassin. They plan to revive Artie Gruber to kill giant.
His body is in the Institute of Cryogenics' Hall of Future Life.
None, but Gee-Nine is destroyed.
Regal Eegle: "So now we're in the cler. Perhaps one of you will thank me for saving your lives!"
Moody Bloo: "Musta been like eatin' a bomb!"
Giant: "Yes, now let's take a look at the guy who started all this...Cold turkey! That chunk of masonry crushed his chest!"
Moody Bloo: "Ya mean...he won't be able to tell us anything, Giant?"
Giant: "You've got to be joking, Moody!"
Just how stupid is Moody?
Moody Bloo chalks up another "Holy Inferno!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Artie Gruber was last seen in the flesh in Harlem Heroes, Part 22 (and later as a hallucination in Part 24).
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Script: Tom Tully
Letters: Pete Knight
The Gee-Nine sequence had gone on long enough, but Regal Eegle's presumption of gratitude is great. It's interesting that the Inferno game shown here is limited to single page and we aren't expected to follow the action as closely as usual. It acts as a backdrop for the discussions of Messrs Chubb and Torso. The reveal of Artie Gruber is a very welcome sight indeed.
Next Prog: Back From The Dead?