Sunday, 21 April 2013
Inferno, Part 39
Inferno, Part 39
2000 A.D. Prog 74
22 July 78
This prog bore a Judge Dredd cover by Mike McMahon and featured Ant Wars, Dan Dare, Judge Dredd, Tharg's Future Shocks and M.A.C.H.0 strips as well as a Star Pin-Up featuring Artie Gruber.
The Complete Harlem Heroes.
The Harlem Hellcats try to keep Giant alive.
FIRSTS & LASTS
The first (and last) three page Inferno strip. The last appearances of Teejay, Junk and Marvin.
A Ref-Blip is a robot operated by an Inferno match controller.
He watches as Teejay, Junk and Marvin are all killed.
He destroys one the Wolves Of Death with his flick-pick. He is killed in a collision with another.
He smashes the droid that killed Teejay. The Syndicate's representative considers this a foul and burns his left arm to supposedly reduce his capability by fifteen per cent.
He was the second member of the Harlem Hellcats to be killed in the Death-Bowl.
He died third in the Death-Bowl.
Three. Teejay is killed crashing into a Wolf of Death. Junk and Marvin both die between panels in unexplained ways. Three of the Wolves of Death are destroyed as well.
Moody: "Us Hellcats never say die!"
Giant: "Admit it, Junk - You can't win! For cripes sake, get out of here! I...I'm done for, anyway..!...One of their bikers has broken through!"
If Giant is so worried about the others then they would be better off if he died and maybe he shouldn't draw so much attention to the biker.
Zack says "By Shastrak" in the final panel. I have no idea what that means.
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Script: Tom Tully
Letters: Peter Knight
After weeks of building towards cliffhangers that risk life and limb, here we are with a three part strip that kills off three Harlem Hellcats and two of them between panels. It's nice that even in this chaos Moody Bloo is punished for a foul, but the strip dwells on his burnt arm more than any of the deaths. It looks like Inferno is going to be a rush to the finish.
Next Prog: The Hellcats No More!