Monday, 8 July 2013

Flesh, Book One, Part 10

NAME
Flesh, Book One, Part 10

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 10

DATELINE
30 Apr 77

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Megazine 4.06, Scavengers 15 and Flesh: The Dino Files.

SYNOPSIS
Earl Reagan has to choose between rampaging dinosaurs and a runaway train.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First letters by John Aldrich.

INFORMATION
The monorail line runs to the Trans-Time base.

EARL REAGAN
He drives the train through Old One Eye's rock obstacles and, when it cannot stop, beyond the end of the line.

JOE BRONTOWSKI
He mans the train's guns.

OLD ONE EYE
She eats two humans before the train escapes. She suffers a non-fatal heart attack and then leads the surviving Tyrannosaurs along the monorail track.


OTHER CHARACTERS
CLAW CARVER
He mans the train's guns. After the train comes to a halt, he collects money from the passengers.

ORVILLE WAINWRIGHT
Old One Eye eats him up.

SLICK PARSONS
Old One Eye eats him up.

DEATHS
At least four. Old One Eye eats Slick Parsons and a not-explicitly identified Orville Wainwright, while either Carver or Brontowski shoots another Tyrannosaur in the neck. Many of the Tyrannosaur pack are killed as they are thrown from the train.


BEST LINES
Mrs Wainwright: "Where's my Orville? My baby?"

Slick Parsons: "It...it's got my arm!"

WORST LINES
Ranger: "The Dino-Express - It's smashed through the buffers! Flying through the air-"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three (1974) and Silver Streak (1976) are both films featuring runaway trains.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Studio Giolitti
Artist: Boix
Letters: John Aldrich

REVIEW
Fantastic. The opening page is beautiful. Orville finally gets what's coming to him and in a surprisingly uncensored way. Old One Eye's heart attack and subsequent biting at her own chest are great.

Next Prog: Siege Of The Trans-Time Base