Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Inferno, Part 35

NAME
Inferno, Part 35

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 70

DATELINE
24 June 78

The strip featured alongside Dan Dare, Judge Dredd, Tharg's Future Shocks, Death Planet and M.A.C.H.0 in a prog with a Death Planet cover by Garry Leach.

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
The Complete Harlem Heroes.

SYNOPSIS
Giant has an android replica of Artie Gruber made.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of Artie Gruber's Android Replica.

INFORMATION
It is possible to make an android replica of someone from photographs.

The Harlem Hellcats' Firebowl has holographers.

GIANT
He is cleared of match-fixing. He has an android replica of Artie Gruber made to keep him on his guard.

SLIM
He is cleared of match-fixing.

ZACK
He is cleared of match-fixing.

OTHER CHARACTERS
WAGNER
His full name is Winsome Wagner.

CHUBB
His full name was Ernest Chubb. The police described him as a front man for a gambling syndicate.

TORSO
His full name was Alphonse Torso. The police described him as a front man for a gambling syndicate.

ARTIE GRUBER'S ANDROID REPLICA
Giant has it made from photographs of Gruber. It can walk, talk and is remote controlled. An hour after Giant goes to sleep it makes its way into his room.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Zack: "But why, Giant......Why?"

We're all wondering.

WORST LINES
Giant: "To keep me on my guard! Every time I look at his face, it reminds me that...Artie Gruber might still be alive!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
The spelling of Slim's surname has changed from Shafto to Shafro.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Tom Tully
Artist: Belardinelli
Letters: Peter Knight

REVIEW
Giant's actions and motivations are staggeringly odd and ultimately unsatisfying, but the art of Gruber's android replica is great and the last panel in particular is fantastic.

Next Prog:- Revenge!