Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Flesh: Book Two, Part 12

NAME
Flesh: Book Two, Part 12

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Starlord Prog 97

DATELINE
27 Jan 79

This strip featured alongside Angel, Judge Dredd, Tharg's Future Shocks and Ro-Busters, a Flesh File, one-off futuregraph by Bill Le Fevre and a cover by Jose Luis Ferrer.

PAGE COUNT
4

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

SYNOPSIS
Carver's mutiny is successful and Peters is made to walk the plank as Big Hungry waits to devour him.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Last appearance of Grose's parrot. Last Flesh by Massimo Belardinelli.

INFORMATION
The Atlantis Station's Docking Bays are equipped with huge transparent hatches and guns.

CLAW CARVER
His mutiny is successful and he takes over Atlantis Station.

OTHER CHARACTERS
PETERS
He is tied up and made to walk the plank.

BIG HUNGRY
He and his pack are poised to attack Atlantis Station.

DEATHS
One. One of Carver's mutineers pushes a non-mutineer into the machinery at Atlantis Station.

BEST LINES
Peters: "Grose! Damn you man - where are you?"
Grose: "Oh - er...down here, Peters! I - er dropped my compass!"
Parrot: "Damn you Grose! Damn you Grose!"

WORST LINES
Peters: "The bottom of the sea is the place for scum like you - And that's where I aim to put you!"

CATCHPHRASES
We get an "Aiiiii!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Smee was Captain Hook's boatswain in J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan or the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up and 1911 novel Peter and Wendy.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: G. Miller
Artist: Belardinelli
Letters: Peter Knight

REVIEW
Peters walking the plank is a great cliffhanger as Carver's mutiny succeeds and Grose's grip on reality fails.

Next Prog: The Beginning Of The End!