Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Flesh, Book One, Part 19

NAME
Flesh, Book One, Part 19

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 19

DATELINE
2 July 77

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Megazine 4.07, Scavengers 17 and Flesh: The Dino Files.

SYNOPSIS
Old One Eye dies, but still manages to get revenge from beyond the grave.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Last appearance of Old One Eye (except in flashback).

INFORMATION
(This strip takes place from the morning after the seventh day of the siege and continues until three days later, and then a sequence in 1983)

Trans-Time Base 3 explodes.

The Tyrannosaur graveyard is in a canyon between two volcanoes.

In 1983, during excavation work for a extension to the London Underground, the largest Tyrannosaur skeleton ever found was discovered and astonishingly it contained human remains.


OLD ONE EYE
Following the siege, she heads off on her own to die. She suffers another heart attack and collapses. Pteranodons and smaller dinosaurs attempt to peck meat off her, but she slays them. Old One Eye staggers on for three days to reach the Tyrannosaur graveyard where she dies. Her bones fossilise in sandstone and lay undiscovered until 1983. Her fossilised remains are excavated and found to contain human remains. Professor Gizzard held a dinner party within her rib cage and afterwards stood within her jaws. He accidently knocked the prop away and was killed as the jaws snapped shut.

OTHER CHARACTERS
PROFESSOR GIZZARD
He gives Old One Eye the nickname Old One Eye and dubs her Queen Of The Tyrannosaurs. To illustrate her size he holds a dinner party inside her ribcage and then clambers into her mouth, but is killed when the jaws close on him.


DEATHS
Three. Old One Eye kills a cheeky little dinosaur and has a fatal heart attack. Gizzard is killed when standing in Old One Eye's closing jaws.

BEST LINES
Dinner party guest #1: "What a terrible thing to happen- I'll call an ambulance!"
Dinner party guest #2: "You- You're too late, I'm afraid...the Tyrannosaur has killede the poor Professor!"

WORST LINES
Gizzard: "I...choke!...Uuuuh!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
The discovery of Old One Eye's fossilised bones recalls Quatermass And The Pit (1958-1959).

The Sun is a daily tabloid newspaper first published in 1964 by IPC (who also published 2000 A.D.), but is now owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. It is known for Page 3 girls, xenophobic coverage of the Falkands war, claims that Tony Benn was insane, its coverage of the Hillsborough disaster, false allegations made against Elton John, photo manipulation, claiming Al-Qaeda planned to attack Coronation Street, blaming the Breivik attacks in Norway on Al-Qaeda and multiple arrests following the News Of The World phone hacking affair. Notable headlines include "Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster", "It's The Sun Wot Won It" and "Straight Sex Cannot Give You AIDS – Official". It is a damning indictment of the UK that The Sun has the largest circulation in the country.

Natural History Museum was established in 1881 and is famed for its exhibition of dinosaur skeletons, such as the large Diplodocus cast which dominates the central hall.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Pat Mills
Artist: Ramon Sola
Letters: Jack Potter

REVIEW
This is a fantastic ending to a fantastic strip. Old One Eye gets a fitting send off and the skeletal revenge is wonderful.

Even After Death...Old One Eye Was Triumphant!