Flesh: Book 1, Part 2
2000 A.D. Prog 2
05 Mar 77
2000AD Annual 1982, Judge Dredd Megazine 4.04, Spellbinders 13 and Flesh: The Dino Files.
After a visit to the Flesh processing facility, Joe is attacked by a Pterandon.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of the Fleshdozer.
Dinosaurs are humanely stunned before they are dropped into the fleshdozer and turned into pre-packaged Flesh. Trans-Time rangers use spotter planes and air buggies, and are armed with power-assisted lassoes, blaster guns and electric goads. Alamosaurus are referred to by the nickname 'pinheads'.
He is still impressed by the time travel device which sends the Flesh to the 23rd Century.
He is attacked by a Pteranodon.
Trans-Time Corporation employee. He is killed by a falling Styracosaur corpse.
Three. Huck is killed by a falling Styracosaur. The Styracosaur and Huck's friend are dropped into the Fleshdozer alive.
Joe: "Carved up by the Fleshdozer! What away to go, boss!"
Reagan: "Yeah! He'll be turned into pre-packaged Flesh just like the Styracosaur."
Joe: "It's gone!"
Reagan: "To the twenty-third century, where we comes from. Seen it happen a thousand time before - but it's still a miracle to a simple ranger like me."
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
The use of the words beamed and energise to describe teleportation recalls the transporter from Star Trek (1966-1969), although it wasn't used for time travel.
Alamosaurus was a quadruped herbivore and the largest known dinosaur from North America. Pteranodon is a genus of pterosaurs found across North America which included some of the largest known flying reptiles (wingspans over 6 metres). Both lived in the late Cretaceous Period.
Pteranodon had no teeth and the plural form of lasso is lassos.
Script: Ken Armstrong
Letters: Bill Nuttall
In addition to Flesh, Ken Armstrong also wrote for Dan Dare and The Mind Of Wolfie Smith.
The Fleshdozer and the dinosaur attack are fantastic set pieces. Any comic strip that ends with a man attempting to strangle a Pteranodon is on to a winner. Flesh is shaping up to be very interesting.
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