Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Flesh, Book One, Part 18

NAME
Flesh, Book One, Part 18

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 18

DATELINE
25 June 77

PAGE COUNT
3

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

SYNOPSIS
The three-headed man monster faces extinction, Earl Reagan faces justice, Claw Carver faces oblivion and Old One Eye facers old age.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First three page strip. Last art from Felix Carrion.

INFORMATION
In the Twenty-Third Century, judgement machines are used to determine guilt.

Organic material can be affected when exposed to time beams or left unprotected by time shuttles. The genetic codes of multiple life forms can become fused.


EARL REAGAN
He is blamed for the loss of the Trans-Time Base. He is due to face the judgement machine and possibly a long prison sentence.

OLD ONE EYE
She is still alive in the prehistoric timezone.

OTHER CHARACTERS
CLAW CARVER
He's lost in time.

DEATHS
Six. The three Tyrannosaurs are all shot dead and the number is higher because one of them used be four different life forms.

BEST LINES
Time-Port Employee: "Something must have happened as they travelled through time! The men and the monster's genetic codes got mixed up...so now they are one!"

WORST LINES
Time-Port Employee (about the three headed man monster): "It's horrific! A genetic impossibility! But I've seen even worse things appear."

CATCHPHRASES
None. I miss Kronj.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
None.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Pat Mills
Artist: Felix Carrion
Letters: Tom Frame

REVIEW
This is anti-climactic. The arresting image of the three-headed human/dinosaur hybrid is quickly dispensed with and the narrative switches to an unsatisfactory wrap up of Reagan's story and a sneak peek at next week.