Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Inferno, Part 34
Inferno, Part 34
2000 A.D. Prog 69
17 June 78
This prog also featured Dan Dare, Judge Dredd, Death Planet and M.A.C.H.0 strips and a Judge Dredd cover by Mike McMahon.
The Complete Harlem Heroes.
An Artie Gruber in agony takes it out on his masters.
FIRSTS & LASTS
This is the last five page Inferno strip.
Artificial waterways are fitted with pollution-filters.
The Harlem Hellcats' Firebowl overlooks an artificial waterway.
He has been doused with jet-pack fuel by Artie Gruber, but Louis prevents it from being lit.
He can channel his brain-power into the aerial in his left arm and increase the strength of the signal he was intercepting. Louis activates the discipline-cell implanted in Artie's brain causing him great pain.
Just as he is about to set Giant alight with his jet-pack, Louis Mayer activate the discipline-cell in Gruber's brain and causes him agony. Gruber assumes Chubb and Torso are responsible and attacks and kills them. He is shot by a member of the stadium police and enveloped in flame. He smashes through a window and flies into a neighbouring waterway. His body isn't found.
MR. CHUBB & MR. TORSO
Artie Gruber attacks and kills them.
Two. Gruber kills Mr. Chubb and Torso with a power-bat.
Louis Mayer (about Artie Gruber's discipline-cell): "But it only works up to a point...as long as you don't exceed a certain threshold of pain...because then the victim is apt to hit back!"
Artie Gruber (on fire): "Oh, no! Nnnnnoooo..! Not again..."
The phrase "Jumpin' Jupiter" has catchphrase written all over it.
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Script: Tom Tully
Letters: Peter Knight
The artwork of Artie Gruber is fantastic throughout and the story flows very well, but the cliffhanger is a bit of a damp squib: Zack thinks the Harlem Hellcats troubles are over, but it's possible that they might not be...
Next Prog: The Return Of Gruber..?