Thursday, 11 July 2013

Flesh, Book One, Part 13

NAME
Flesh, Book One, Part 13

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 13

DATELINE
21 May 77

PAGE COUNT
5 (4 and a 1/2)

REPRINTS
2000AD Annual 1989, Judge Dredd Megazine 4.06, Scavengers 16 and Flesh: The Dino Files.

SYNOPSIS
The spiders attack in earnest.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First work on Flesh by Felix Carrion and both the first and last work by J. Swain.

INFORMATION
Anti-Matter Launchers are used for ballistic explosions. Plasticrete is a building material.

The huge spiders are blind and attracted by sound.

EARL REAGAN
Claw locks him in with the spiders. He uses a sound recorder to fool them and escape.

JOE BRONTOWSKI
He uses anti-matter launchers to kill spiders.

OLD ONE EYE
She and thousands of other carnivorous dinosaurs break through the third defence line around the base.

OTHER CHARACTERS
CLAW CARVER
He locks Reagan in a room with the spiders and uses anti-matter launchers to kill them.

DEATHS
Dozens. A spider kills a dreaming ranger, while Claw and Joe kill both spiders and Styracosaurs as the former swarm over the latter.


BEST LINES
Claw Carver: "Believe me, Joe...it wasn't an easy decision...but we couldn't risk the spiders coming through..Listen...it's all gone quiet in the bunk room...the spiders got Reagan!...Reagan's courage will be remembered!"

WORST LINES
Dreamer: "Boy! What a wonderful dream I'm having!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
'The Yellow Rose Of Texas' is a traditional American folk song first published in 1858 and apparently written by a J.K.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Studio Giolitti
Artist: Felix Carrion
Letters: J. Swain

The brilliantly named Felix Carrion wrote three episodes of Flesh.

As far as I can tell J. Swain only lettered this strip.

REVIEW
As the spiders take over this begins to feel like a completely different strip, but they quite literally make Flesh crawl.