Sunday, 14 April 2013
Inferno, Part 32
Inferno, Part 32
2000 A.D. Prog 67
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.
The Complete Harlem Heroes.
Artie Gruber takes on Cindy Lamont.
FIRSTS & LASTS
Last work on the strip by John Aldrich, credited here as Johnny.
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).
When he realises that Dimples Devine is really Artie Gruber in disguise, Giant challenges him to an Inferno fight to the death.
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.
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.
He receives instructions from Mr. Chubb via closed-circuit computer messages.
Artie Gruber: "Das...jusss what I was...hopin' ya'd do, lady..!"
There is something so sinister about this.
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.
Rip Venner exclaims a "Jupiter's blood!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Script: Tom Tul
Letters: Johnny Aldrich
Tom Tul is short for Tom Tully and Johnny Aldrich is long for John Aldrich.
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!