Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Flesh, Book One, Part 5

NAME
Flesh, Book One, Part 5

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 5

DATELINE
26 Mar 77

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
2000AD Annual 1984, Judge Dredd Megazine 4.05, Scavengers 14 and Flesh: The Dino Files

SYNOPSIS
Earl Reagan fights Old Man Eye for her gland.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First Flesh script by Studio Giolitti.

INFORMATION
A substance from the gland in a Tyrannosaur's throat can cure the infection from a bite like a vaccine.

EARL REAGAN
He fights Old One Eye and cuts the required gland out of her neck. He suggests burning down Carver City to rid it of dinosaurs.

JOE BRONTOWSKI
Reagan provides the Tyrannosaur gland and Doc performs the procedure to cure his condition.

OLD ONE EYE
Earl Reagan cuts a gland out of her neck, but she survives.


OTHER CHARACTERS
'CLAW' CARVER
He blames Reagan for the destruction of Carver City and threatens to kill him, but agrees to a truce until the dinosaur crisis is over.

DEATHS
Seven. The Tyrannosaurs eat four Carver City citizens, while the terrible claws eat another and a T Rex eats a Pteranodon. The Robot Sheriff appears beyond repair after T Rex bite.

BEST LINES
Robot Marshal's Severed Head: "I am not programmed to deal with this situation."

WORST LINES
Drunk: "A tyrannosaur! But they ain't allowed in Carver City...I must be dreaming!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
'Terrible claw is the English translation of Deinonychus, a carnivorous dinosaur which lived in the early Cretaceous Period (about 115–108 million years ago) in North America

MISTAKES
A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease, typically containing an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism. A vaccine would not cure Brontowski's infection, it would only be able to prevent it.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Studio Giolitti
Artist: Ramon Sola
Letters: Bill Nuttall

Studio Giolitti was founded in Italy by Alberto Giolitti (1923-1993). In addition to scripts for Flesh, it provided art for Ace Trucking Co for the galaxy's greatest comic. Elsewhere he drew Star Trek, a King Kong adaptation and a biography of Abraham Lincoln among others. The official website is here.




REVIEW
Just when you think Flesh can't get any cooler we have a man taking on a Tyrannosaurus Rex armed only with a knife. Sola's art continues to impress and the Robot Marshal's demise is fantastic.