Monday, 15 April 2013

Inferno, Part 33

NAME
Inferno, Part 33

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 68

DATELINE
10 June 78

This prog had an Inferno cover by Dave Gibbons and also featured Dan Dare, Judge Dredd, Death Planet, M.A.C.H.0 and Walter The Wobot strips.

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
The Complete Harlem Heroes.

SYNOPSIS
Giant attacks Artie Gruber and unmasks him.

FIRSTS & LASTS
The first time we see the ubiquitous commentator.

INFORMATION
The Harlem Firebowl has stadium police.

Synthi-skin is synthetic skin.

GIANT
He and Artie Gruber fight. Gruber douses Giant with jet-pack fuel and threatens to set him alight.

LOUIS MAYER
He can determine Artie Gruber's strength with his aerial.

OTHER CHARACTERS
ARTIE GRUBER
His Dimples Devine disguise is a synthi-skin mask. He is unmasked during a fight with Giant. He knocks Giant to the floor and pours je-tpack fule over him.


DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Commentator: "I'm as much in the dark as you are, folks! These two players seem hell-bent on settling some private feud!"

WORST LINES
Artie: "Now you're gonna...burn...just like...Artie did! Don't care if it...was an accident..."

Thus undermining Artie Gruber's sole motivation.

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
This strip features the second use of the word "maimed" in as many parts.

CREDITS
Script: Tom Tully
Artist: Belardinelli
Letters: Tom Frame

REVIEW
Artie Gruber is unmasked again as Inferno seeks to repeat as many Harlem Heroes tropes as possible, but as he crashes into the barrier again it begins repeating itself. That said, it is a relief to see Giant and Gruber having a scrap and the artwork is great.

Next Prog: Burn Hellcat Burn!