Saturday, 13 July 2013

Flesh, Book One, Part 15

NAME
Flesh, Book One, Part 15

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 15

DATELINE
4 June 77

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
2000AD Annual 1989, Judge Dredd Megazine 4.07, Scavengers 16 and Flesh: The Dino Files.

SYNOPSIS
The dinosaurs take their revenge and Joe pays the price.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Last appearance of Joe Brontowski.

INFORMATION
(This strip takes place on the seventh day of the siege)

The heads of the Trans-Time Corporation have enlarged craniums.


EARL REAGAN
He kills some spiders with his electric whip.

JOE BRONTOWSKI
He dies from a spider bite.

OLD ONE EYE
She and a Hairy Tyrannosaur lead the charge.

OTHER CHARACTERS
CLAW CARVER
He uses his Claw to kill a giant spider.

FLESH CONTROLLER
He is the Controller of Base Three.

DEATHS
At least ten. A ranger chokes under the weight of Old One Eye, two more get eaten, another is run over by dinosaur driven car (yes, really), a hadrosaur is eaten by a furry Tyrannosaur, Reagan, Joe and Carver each kill a spider, Joe and a woman are bitten by spiders.

BEST LINES
Ranger: "I don't believe it-they're even driving cars now!"

WORST LINES
Dying Ranger: "I...I...Choke!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Hadrosaurs, or duck-billed dinosaurs, are a family of herbivorous dinosaurs who lived during the Cretaceous Period in what is now Asia, Europe and North America. Those depicted here resemble Parasaurolophus.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Kelvin Gosnell
Artist: Ramon Sola
Letters: Bennsberg

Bennsberg lettered this. I have no further information.

REVIEW
Poor old Joe. The most boring character in Flesh buys the farm and the moment is played as if we should care.