Sunday, 14 July 2013

Flesh, Book One, Part 16

NAME
Flesh, Book One, Part 16

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 16

DATELINE
16 June 77

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
2000AD Annual 1989, Judge Dredd Megazine 4.07, Scavengers 17 and Flesh: The Dino Files.

SYNOPSIS
Old One Eye wins.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Last Flesh letters by Bill Nuttall and the last appearance of the Flesh Controller..

INFORMATION
The Fleshdozer's grabbers can't hold the weight of a Tyrannosaur.

The huge spider's web can hold the weight of a man.

EARL REAGAN
He fights Old One Eye with an electric goad, but is unable to kill her. He falls when the Flesh Controller uses the Fleshdozer's grabber to restrain Old One Eye, but his fall is broken by a huge spider web. The spider wraps him in web and bites his arm filling it with poison.

OLD ONE EYE
The spiders attack her but she carries on fighting. Reagan stabs her with the electric goad, but misses the brain. The Flesh Controller uses the Fleshdozer's grabbers to lift her, but Old One Eye proves too heavy and the mechanical arms break under the strain.


OTHER CHARACTERS
FLESH CONTROLLER
He tries to get both Reagan and Old One Eye into the Fleshdozer, but fails. Old One Eye eats him.

DEATHS
Five. Old One Eye eats an unidentified Trans-Time employee and the Flesh Controller. There's a corpse in the spider's web and two more strewn about the floor of the Fleshdozer room.

BEST LINES
Flesh Controller: "You dumb dinosaur, you don't understand-you gotta go in the Fleshdozer! Gotta make profits for the corporation...Aaaah! My legs! My legs!"

WORST LINES
Reagan: "Get off, you furry nightmare!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
There are no credits on the original strip itself, these are from Barney.

Script: Kelvin Gosnell
Artist: Ramon Sola
Letters: Bill Nuttall

REVIEW
Flesh comes to an end, apparently. The lack of Joe and Claw helps emphasise the vendetta between Reagan and Old One Eye, but it's the Flesh Controller who really comes to the fore. The dialogue is stilted and quite repetitive, but the ending is well earned.

Reagan Was Dead...The Controller Was Dying...The Battle Was Fought And Won!...In Her Tiny Brain There Was Only One Thought...Victory!