Saturday, 10 August 2013

Flesh: Book Two, Part 2

NAME
Flesh: Book Two, Part 2

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Starlord Prog 87

DATELINE
21 Oct 78

This Prog also featured Judge Dredd, Ro-Busters and Strontium Dog strips and a Flesh cover by Massimo Belardinelli.

PAGE COUNT
7

REPRINTS
Scavengers 20, Extreme Edition 7, The Best Of 2000AD and Flesh: The Dino Files.

SYNOPSIS
Claw Carver arrives and makes n enemy of Big Hungry.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of Claw Carver without Earl Reagan.

INFORMATION
Trans-Time employees serve a six month tour of duty as standard.

'CLAW' CARVER
After months lost in time, he zeroes in on the Trans-Time base in the Triassic period and crash lands his time shuttle onto the beach. Carver kills a brood of young Nothosaurs and hides his gold in their cave. He makes contact with Trans-Time employees and is forced to sign on for a six month tour of duty.

CHIEF HAWKINS
He doesn't trust Carver.

J.M. GROSE
He employs Carver to serve a six month tour of duty.

OTHER CHARACTERS
BIG HUNGRY
A very large Nothosaur. He often attacks Trans-Time's fishing fleet. Big Hungry returns to his cave to find his young dead.

DEATHS
At least seven. Claw kills at least seven Nothosaurs.

BEST LINES
Hawkins: "All Trans-Time bases have been built strong after what happened to the Cretaceous one. Did you hear about that, Mr...er..."
Carver: "Hear about it? I was there, man! Fighting off Tyrannosaurs, giant spiders, the whole shooting match - had to win time for the other survivors to get clear!"

WORST LINES
Hawkins: "This man thought he could steal a shuttle, too! And he's been sentenced to 20 lashes from the electro lash!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
'Claw' Carver was last seen in Flesh: Book 1, Part 17.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Nothosaurs were Triassic marine reptiles that lived from about 240 to 210 million years ago.

MISTAKES
Carver's gold bullion was in Trans-Time branded bars in Flesh: Book 1, Part 17.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
The opening double page splash is stunning and the return of Claw Carver is very welcome. Book 2 gets better and better, but Big Hungry is no replacement for Old One Eye.

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