Monday, 12 August 2013

Flesh: Book Two, Part 4

NAME
Flesh: Book Two, Part 4

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Starlord Prog 89

DATELINE
4 Nov 78

This strip featured alongside Judge Dredd, Tharg's Future Shocks, Ro-Busters and Strontium Dog, as well as a Judge Dredd Futuregraph and a Judge Dredd cover by Mike McMahon.

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
Scavengers 21, Extreme Edition 7 and Flesh: The Dino Files.

SYNOPSIS
As Big Hungry goes on the attack, Claw offers to share his gold with Svenson.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
Time travel to the Twentieth Century is outlawed. Martian Joy Juice is a beverage that impairs mental abilities and possibly causes hallucinations.

Thor's Hammer and Horatio are among the submarine deployed to the Triassic Era by Trans-Time Fisheries Division.

CLAW CARVER
His claw came from a Deinonychus. His gold stash is worth a billion credits and he offers to share it with Svenson.

OTHER CHARACTERS
BIG HUNGRY
He attacks submarines from below.

BULL SVENSON
Captain of Thor's Hammer. Claw offers to share his gold with Svenson, but forces him to choose between saving survivors and killing Big Hungry.

DEATHS
At least four. Big Hungry destroys three Trans-Time mini-subs, and at least one contains two employees.

BEST LINES
Claw: "Before we get the gold we gotta kill that Nothosaur, 'cause the goods are stowed on his island!...and we gotta do it now! What's it to be - gold or glory?"

WORST LINES
Svenson: "Gonna whip, you, Carver!"

Why would you warn him? Why punctuate it like that?

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
The phrase Guess What's Coming To Dinner? is written on a torpedo and recalls Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, a 1967 American comedy-drama film starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Geoffrey Miller
Artist: Belardinelli
Letters: Jack Potter

REVIEW
This is great. The simplicity of Big Hungry's hunger for revenge is nicely juxtaposed with Claw's more complex appeal to Svenson's greed.

Next Prog: The Hunt!