Monday, 19 August 2013

Flesh: Book Two, Part 11

NAME
Flesh: Book Two, Part 11

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Starlord Prog 96

DATELINE
20 Jan 79

This prog also featured Angel, Judge Dredd, Tharg's Future Shocks and Ro-Busters strips, an Angel cover by Ian Kennedy, one-off Futuregraph and a Flesh File cut-out-and-keep free gift.

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Scavengers 24, Extreme Edition 7, Flesh: The Dino Files

SYNOPSIS
Peters takes Carver back to Atlantis Station, where is locked up, but escapes and starts a mutiny.

FIRSTS & LASTS
The first appearance of Big Hungry's pack.

INFORMATION
Atlantis Station can be transported through time at the push of a button. The Seaman's Rest is the name given to the cell at the very bottom of the station.

CLAW CARVER
Peters knocks him out and returns him to Atlantis Station, where he is locked in The Seaman's Rest. He tricks and threatens Frobisher to let him out. Once free he starts a mutiny.

OTHER CHARACTERS
PETERS
He knocks Carver out and returns him to Atlantis Station.

GUNNER BEN
He shoots to distract Big Hungry from Peters and Carver.

BIG HUNGRY
He is scared off by Gunner Ben's shots. Big Hungry returns to the pack he left years ago, challenges the current leader, replaces him and leads the pack to attack Atlantis Station.

DEATHS
One. Big Hungry kills the current leader of his old pack.

BEST LINES
Grose: "It was Carver who stole the gold, eh? Just like I always suspected. It's a good job I know how to spot a crook when I see one! Yes, sir! I -"

WORST LINES
Peters: "Big Hungry! He's returning to his island!"
Carver: "He's seen us! We're cold meat, Peters!"

CATCHPHRASES
Grose chalks up another "I didn't get where I am today...".

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
The opening caption implies the Triassic was only two million years ago, which is a hundred and ninety-eight million short.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Geoffrey Miller
Artist: Belardinelli
Letters: T Frame

REVIEW
This part succeeds in making Big Hungry more powerful, Carver more dangerous and Grose more pathetic. Quite an achievement for a strip already firing on all cylinders, and yet this still runs the risk of repeating the story of Book 1.

Next Prog: The Battle!