Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Flesh: Book Two, Part 13

NAME
Flesh: Book Two, Part 13

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Starlord Prog 98

DATELINE
3 Feb 79

This prog also featured Angel, Judge Dredd, Tharg's Future Shocks and Ro-Busters strips, a Judge Dredd cover by Brian Bolland, a Futuregraph and the last part of the Flesh File.

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Scavengers 25, Extreme Edition 7 and Flesh: The Dino Files.

SYNOPSIS
Peter walks the plank, the Cybosaurs attack each other and Gunner Ben sinks Atlantis Base.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First work on Flesh by Carlos Pino and Steve Potter.

INFORMATION
Faults to the Cybosaur control system can spread like a chain reaction.

CLAW CARVER
He believes Peters dead and assign Gunner Ben to a Hunter-Killer Submarine to shoot Nothosaurs.

OTHER CHARACTERS
PETERS
He was forced to walk the plank. A Pterosaur attack provided a distraction and he climbed underneath the plank.

BIG HUNGRY
He attacks a Cybosaur and damages the controls. It turns on the other Cybosaurs and somehow this causes a chain reaction leaving all of them free of Trans-Time control.

GUNNER BEN
He is assigned to a Hunter-Killer Submarine to shoot Nothosaurs. Instead he fires multiple torpedoes at Atlantis Base itself causing it to sink.

DEATHS
Probably hundreds. A Cybosaur kills the Trans-Time employee in the Cybosaur testing room. Potentially hundreds more drown as Atlantis Station sinks.

BEST LINES
Gunner Ben: "Yahoooo! I'm gonna get me some target practice!"

WORST LINES
Carver: "What the devil..? The whole rig's moving! I gotta get out of here - save myself if I can!"

CATCHPHRASES
One of the Trans-Time employees exclaims "Drokk!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: G. Miller
Artist: C. Pino
Letters: Steve Potter

Steve Potter has also provided letters for A.B.C. Warriors, Judge Anderson, Ant Wars, D.R. & Quinch, Judge Dredd, Finn, Firekind, Holocaust, Tharg's Future Shocks, Halo Jones, Indigo Prime, Marshal Law, The Mean Arena, Mean Machine, Mean Team, Mind Wars, Missionary Man, Nemesis The Warlock, Max Normal, Ro-Busters, Rogue Trooper, Sinister Dexter, Slaine, Strontium Dog, Tales Of Telguuth, Time Twisters, Time Flies, Timequake, Torquemada and Walter The Wobot.

REVIEW
Carlos Pino's art is great, but the change takes a little getting used to. It's good to see Gunner Ben come to the rescue!

Next Prog: Mayhem!