Monday, 1 July 2013

Flesh, Book One, Part 3

NAME
Flesh: Book One, Part 3

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 3

DATELINE
12 Mar 77

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
2000AD Annual 1982, Judge Dredd Megazine 4.04, Spellbinders 13 and Flesh: The Dino Files.

SYNOPSIS
Joe survives a Pteranodon attack only to suffer a Tyrannosaur attack, and Earl kills the former and renders the latter blind in one eye.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of Old One Eye.

INFORMATION
The Carver City Trading Post is a settlement with a doctor.

EARL REAGAN
He stabs a female Tyrannosaur in the eye to get it to release Joe.

OLD ONE EYE
A 120 year old female Tyrannosaur who attacks Joe Brontowski, but is fought off by Earl Reagan. He stabs her in the eye with an electric goad. Believed dead, she was actually only stunned. When she awoke Reagan's scent was in her nostrils and she wanted revenge.

JOE BRONTOWSKI
He survives attacks by a Pteranodon and a Tyrannosaur, but his legs are bleeding and Reagan has him taken to a doctor.


OTHER CHARACTERS
None.

DEATHS
One. A ranger is killed by Old One Eye (before she lost an eye).

BEST LINES
Joe: "No! I've not survived to die like this!"

WORST LINES
Reagan: "It's gotta be...the goad!!"

CATCHPHRASES
A terrified Carver City citizen screams an "Aiee" and a ranger says "We'll have a kronj time in Carver City!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Ken Armstrong
Artist: Ramon Sola
Letters: Bill Nuttall

Ramon Sola also provided artwork for Blackhawk, Tharg's Future Shocks, M.A.C.H.1, M.A.C.H.0 and Shako, as well as Hook Jaw for Action. He also drew covers for both 2000 AD and Starlord.

REVIEW
If a Pteranodon attack with a man in their claws is an amber alert, I look forward to see what a red alert would be. Meanwhile, Old One Eye is an instant hit.