Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Flesh: 'Carrion'

NAME
Flesh: 'Carrion'

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Summer Special Supercomic 1977

DATELINE
1 June 77

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
Flesh: The Dino Files.

SYNOPSIS
Someone is out to kill Earl Reagan.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First Flesh outside the prog.

INFORMATION
The Transtime Corporation sell Tyranno steaks for half a star. A head ranger has the discretion to dock his subordinate's wages as a penalty. Rangers are armed with lazer rifles.

Advance Protein Inc are a competitor.

EARL REAGAN
His nickname is Butch. He is head ranger in change of herding dinosaurs in the Cretaceous period.

OTHER CHARACTERS
JIM CASSIDY
Reagan's number two. When Jim overhears Skerrett's plans, he prevents him from killing Reagan.

MR VARNEY
The president of the Trans Time Corporation.

SKERRETT
Bounty hunter hired by Advance Protein Inc to kill Earl Reagan. After overhearing his plans, Jim prevents him from being successful. Skerrett is sent back to the 23rd century bound, gagged and with a sign that reads: 'Unsuitable for processing - Contaminated Flesh.'.

DEATHS
At least twenty dinosaurs die in the stampede. Reagan shoots a Tyrannosaur in the head.

BEST LINES
Reagan: "Spender! McGuigan! Bury the dead before they attract trouble. The rest of you guys get after that herd!"

WORST LINES
Skerrett: "When do we meet up with a Tyrano, Mr. Reagan?"

CATCHPHRASES
One of the Rangers manages an Aieeeeee!

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Presumably this is set before Flesh, Book 1.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
Why would Reagan have to wait three days for reinforcements from the future?

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Unknown
Artist: Unknown

REVIEW
The motivation of Advance Protein Inc is great, but the important action occurs between panels and the dinosaurs are side lined.