Friday, 12 July 2013

Flesh, Book One, Part 14

NAME
Flesh, Book One, Part 14

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 14

DATELINE
28 May 77

PAGE COUNT
5

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

SYNOPSIS
The dinosaur attack begins in earnest, but not before the humans turn on each other.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Last work on Flesh by Boix.

INFORMATION
(This strip takes place over the sixth and seventh days of the siege)

During an emergency, the Flesh Controller has the right to execute Trans-Time employees.

EARL REAGAN
He is against the executions. The Flesh Controller has him locked up with Brontowski. They escape and Reagan holds the Flesh Controller hostage to get more men and ammunition.

JOE BRONTOWSKI
The Flesh Controller has him locked up with Reagan. They escape.

OLD ONE EYE
She kills and eats a fat Triceratops.

OTHER CHARACTERS
CLAW CARVER
He is in favour of the executions. Carver switches sides depending on who has the upper hand.

FLESH CONTROLLER
He authorises the executions of four men for cowardice. Reagan takes him hostage.

DEATHS
At least eight. Four rangers hung for their cowardice, a fat Triceratops and a ranger eaten by Old One Eye and two more rangers in the mouths of a Tyrannosaur and a spider respectively.


BEST LINES
Reagan (concerning the hanging): "You ain't holding a necktie party with my men!"
Flesh Controller: "In an emergency, I have the right to execute employees and you're always telling me this is an emergency, Reagan."

WORST LINES
Joe: "This hell world has turned us all mad, Reagan. Killing the dinosaurs was all wrong!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Triceratops was a herbivorous dinosaur that lived in what is now North America during the in the Cretaceous Period about 65 million years ago.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Kelvin Gosnell
Artist: Boix
Letters: John Aldrich

REVIEW
From its opening with the "necktie party" hanging, via arbitrary imprisonment to the hostage situation this is exceptionally bleak. The dinosaurs, spiders and pteranodons take a back seat while the humans turn on each other.