Thursday, 11 April 2013
Inferno, Part 29
Inferno, Part 29
2000 A.D. Prog 64
13 May 78
This prog also features Dan Dare, Judge Dredd, Death Planet and M.A.C.H.1 strips and a cover by Kevin O'Neill. It was published alongside the first issue of Starlord.
The Complete Harlem Heroes.
The Harlem Hellcats begin their match against the Philadelphia Freaks and Artie Gruber attempts to kill Giant.
FIRSTS & LASTS
This strip may well include the first ever extreme close-up of a thumbnail in comics. It may not.
The Harlem Hellcats' Firebowl has a capacity of ninety-thousand spectators.
His dream about Artie Gruber is still bothering him.
Artie Gruber elbows him in the face.
He gets first possession, but loses the ball very soon after to Artie Gruber.
He is still acting as a reserve.
He was the squad-leader of the Philadelphia Freaks.
He has an implant in his brain which allows Mr. Chubb to speak to Gruber, cause him pain and also includes a miniaturised bomb.
He has control over Artie Gruber's implant and the bomb it contains. He can activate it with a control under his right thumbnail.
Torso: "The pain-cell tamed him that time, Mr. Chubb...but the punk's pretty unstable! He could still foul it up!"
Artie Gruber: "Yehhhhhhh! At laaaast here it comes, pussy-cat...wid...love from...Artie!"
One of the Philadelphia Freak paraphrases Dimples Devine's line from Part 28 "save that hot stuff for the game" back to Artie Gruber.
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Chubb talks about his finger nail whilst peeling back his right thumbnail.
There are no credits printed in the strip itself and so the following are taken from The Complete Harlem Heroes.
Script: Tom Tully
Artist: Massimo Belardinelli
Letters: Peter Knight
This is essentially a three page strip that follows a very empty introductory page that is surrounded by beautiful headshots for each of the Harlem Hellcats despite only half of them being featured here. Artie Gruber can hear the villain of the piece as a voice in his head, again. This is getting even closer to being a bad remake of the Gorgon's Gargoyles section of Harlem Heroes.
Next Prog: Death Of A Hellcat!