Saturday, 20 April 2013

Inferno, Part 38

NAME
Inferno, Part 38

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 73

DATELINE
15 July 78

This prog had a M.A.C.H.0 cover by Kevin O'Neill and also featured Ant Wars, Dan Dare, Judge Dredd and M.A.C.H.0 strips.

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
The Complete Harlem Heroes.

SYNOPSIS
The Harlem Hellcats must score sixty points against The Wolves Of Death to secure Giant's freedom.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First time Moody Bloo uses a jet-pack.

INFORMATION
Heavy-Duty Jet Packs carry heavier loads.

No Inferno team has ever scored sixty points in a single game.

The Wolves Of Death have the brains of killer wolves in android bodies. They are programmed with one objective: to get the ball past Giant. The game is over when one of four outcomes is achieved: if the Harlem Hellcats can score sixty points against The Wolves Of Death, if the Harlem Hellcats concede the game, if the Harlem Hellcats destroy The Wolves Of Death to the last android or if Giant is killed.

GIANT
He owes Slim thirty bucks. Giant orders the Harlem Hellcats not to participate. They refuse.

MOODY BLOO
He wears a heavy-duty jet-pack because the Harlem Hellcats do not require a cave-man. He manages to prevent a cave-in and destroy one of The Wolves Of Death.


DEATHS
None. Well one android is smashed by Moody Bloo.

BEST LINES
Teejay (after Moody Bloo destroys an opposition player): "Blew it to blazes! Hoooeeeee! First blood to the Harlem Hellcats..!"

WORST LINES
Zack: "Don't go away, Giant!"

It's funny, because he can't.

CATCHPHRASES
Giant gives us another "Jupiter's moons!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
The Wolves Of Death are an impressive design and the set pieces are great, but the brains of killer wolves in android bodies programmed to play Inferno stretches credulity much further than necessary.

Next Prog: Doomsday Minus One!