Friday, 5 July 2013

Flesh, Book One, Part 7

NAME
Flesh, Book One, Part 7

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 7

DATELINE
09 Apr 77

PAGE COUNT
4

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

SYNOPSIS
Reagan fights Old One Eye again, but the Flesh Controller leaves him for dead.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearances of the Flesh Controller.

INFORMATION
Zeldo 6 is an ice planet.

Wrist TVs can be used for telecommunications.

Trans-Time employees report to a Flesh Controller.


EARL REAGAN
The Flesh Controller writes him off against profits. He props Old One Eye's mouth open with a wooden beam.

JOE BRONTOWSKI
He has recovered.

OLD ONE EYE
She manages to break the timber beam Reagan propped her mouth open with, but is blinded by fumes from Carver City's burning plastic dome. She flees for a mile until she encounters a ranger and an Alamosaur. Old One Eye kills them both.

OTHER CHARACTERS
'CLAW' CARVER
He and Reagan almost fight, but Doc convinces them not to.

DEATHS
Two. Old One kills a ranger and an Alamosaur.

BEST LINES
Flesh Controller: "No! Every man in needed here manning the Fleshdozers. I'll write Earl Reagan off against profits!"

WORST LINES
Doc: "Shut up, dumb-heads! Okay, you fouled each other up-but you still need each other!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
Earl Reagan's shoulder wound has evidently healed very quickly.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Kelvin Gosnell
Artist: Ramon Sola
Letters: Jack Potter

REVIEW
The opening splash page, the cold business mind of the Flesh Controller and the new dynamic presented at the end are great. Sola's artwork is wonderful, but some of the dialogue is very unwieldy.