Future Advert: Guess What's Coming To Dinner?
2000 A.D. Prog 4
19 Mar 77
Flesh: The Dino Files.
An advert for Trans-time Corporation's Flesh.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First view of the consumer.
There are ten tons of Flesh on a Triceratops. The available cuts of meat include Rump Steak, T-Bone Steak, Chuck, Brisket, Flank and Silverside, but nothing is wasted. A Triceratops can also provide bonemeal, pet food, leather boots.
Flesh® is a registered trade mark of Trans-Time Corporation. Other Flesh products include Brono Burger (100 ☆), Mother Reagan's Flesh Flans (50 ☆), Flesh T-Rex Cooking Fat (10 ☆), Flesh Dead Tasty Party Pack (250 ☆) and Flesh Chunks.
Flesh is the alternative to food pills and knitted steaks.
There is an Esco Meat Market with at least 175 Levels.
He features in the advert as an example of a hard working ranger. His mother has Mother Reagan's Flesh Flans named after her.
One. A Triceratops gets Fleshdozed.
"Flesh is fresh and good to eat...Flesh is lots of juicy meat!"
"We reckon the biggest monster of them all is the one sitting at the table!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Artist: Kevin O'Neill
This is wonderfully disturbing. The process that that the Flesh goes through is unflinchingly acknowledged and seeing the packaging and consumption of the end product provides some much needed context. The artwork is stunning and the futuristic cutlery is terrifying, but it's a shame that someone obviously didn't have faith in the audience to appreciate the subtext (see WORST LINES above).