Sunday, 14 April 2013

Inferno, Part 32

NAME
Inferno, Part 32

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 67

DATELINE
3 June 78

This prog also featured Dan Dare, Judge Dredd, Death Planet, M.A.C.H.0 and Walter The Wobot strips with a M.A.C.H.0 cover by Brian Bolland.

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
The Complete Harlem Heroes.

SYNOPSIS
Artie Gruber takes on Cindy Lamont.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Last work on the strip by John Aldrich, credited here as Johnny.

INFORMATION
The Harlem Hellcats Firebowl has a sick-bay.

The score so far: Harlem Hellcats 2 cave ins (4 points) to the Philadelphia Freaks 0 (0 points).

GIANT
When he realises that Dimples Devine is really Artie Gruber in disguise, Giant challenges him to an Inferno fight to the death.

LOUIS MAYER
He can receive closed-circuit computer messages using his photo-receptor-unit. He adapts his wrist circuits into a makeshift aerial to track these messages during the match against the Philadelphia Freaks and discovers that Artie Gruber is masquerading as Dimples Devine.

OTHER CHARACTERS
CINDY LAMONT
She scores a cave-in. Later when Gruber has possession he challenges her and she obliges, firing her flick-pick at him. He hauls her up by it and drags her into the path of a Philadelphia Freak biker. He swerves, but she is still injured.


ARTIE GRUBER
He receives instructions from Mr. Chubb via closed-circuit computer messages.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Artie Gruber: "Das...jusss what I was...hopin' ya'd do, lady..!"

There is something so sinister about this.

WORST LINES
Giant: "Gruber! I should have known! I should have known that animal was still alive! Still gunning for me!"

You did know. You barely shut up about it.

CATCHPHRASES
Rip Venner exclaims a "Jupiter's blood!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Tom Tul
Artist: Belardinelli
Letters: Johnny Aldrich

Tom Tul is short for Tom Tully and Johnny Aldrich is long for John Aldrich.

REVIEW
Artie versus Cindy is horrific and the moment that he gets the upper hand is terrifying. The sight of Cindy hanging helplessly from Artie is impressive and the artwork doesn't disappoint.

Next Prog: The Last Battle!