Monday, 8 April 2013
Inferno, Part 26
Inferno, Part 26
2000 A.D. Prog 61
22 Apr 78
This prog also featured Colony Earth, Dan Dare, Judge Dredd, M.A.C.H.1 and Walter The Wobot strips and a Judge Dredd cover by Mike McMahon.
The Complete Harlem Heroes.
The Harlem Hellcats top their division, while the Syndicate steals Artie Gruber's body.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First mention of Hairy in Inferno.
Influenza is a rare disease now, but there is still no cure.
Undertakers use hover-hearses.
The Harlem Hellcats play the Virginia Vics. Score unknown, by the Harlem Hellcats won by at least one cave-in. Thee Harlem Hellcats are now top of the fourth division.
He scores a cave-in against the Virginia Vics from an assist by Teejay.
He makes a flame-leap over burning bikes to reach the Virginia Vics' score-semi and passes to Giant.
The late Harlem Hero. He was killed playing aeroball, but his family had his body frozen and placed in the Institute of Cryogenics' Hall Of Future Life. The Harlem Hellcats reached the top of the Inferno fourth division on the anniversary of his death.
He poses as the late Robert Bartholemew to get into the Hall Of Future Life. Once inside he kills three staff and steals Artie Gruber's body.
He wasn't quite dead when a medi-scientist had him frozen, so a cure could be found for his insanity. He was in Tank Eighty-Nine at the Hall Of Future Life. His frozen body was stolen by Mr. Torso and taken to an underground laboratory in New York where he was to be revived.
He supervises the revivification of Artie Gruber.
Three. Mr. Torso shoots three staff at the Hall Of Future Life.
Unidentified Harlem Hellcat: "Hey that's one of them cryogenics centres, ain't it, Giant?"
Giant: "Yeah! But it's just an upholstered morgue, as far as I'm concerned!"
Fan: "Top of the fourth division...and they got there fair and square!"
Fan 2: "Maybe they ain't the low-down schmuks we been lead to believe.."
How have the Harlem Hellcats managed to clear their name?
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Hairy's death was seen in Harlem Heroes, Part 27.
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Sleeper (1973) maybe.
It's odd that Giant singles out "the anniversary of Hairy's death!", because Conrad King died on the same day, in the same game and in the same panel.
The act of freezing human tissue for later revivification is not cryogenics, but cryonics. Cryogenics is simply the study of low temperatures, how to achieve them and how materials behave at them.
The Virginia Vics' distinctive pointy helmets are similar to the Boston Bullets ' distinctive pointy helmets.
Script: Tom Tully
Letters: Peter Knight
This is fantastic, even though it's essentially a build up to the same cliffhanger as last time, the conspiracy element is driving the story and doing it well.