Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Flesh: Book Two, Part 6

NAME
Flesh: Book Two, Part 6

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Starlord Prog 91

DATELINE
18 Nov 78

This Prog also featured Judge Dredd, Ro-Busters and Strontium Dog, Star Pin-Up of the Gronk by Carlos Ezquerra and a Ro-Busters cover by Dave Gibbons.

PAGE COUNT
5

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

SYNOPSIS
Carver finds a new way of getting home, but is unaware that Big Hungry has moved the gold.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of the Time holiday station.

INFORMATION
Beaches are scarce in the 23rd century. Bull Svenson and some of his men have set up a tourist time travel facility and hotel in a hidden creek on a deserted island.

CLAW CARVER
He discovers a concealed beach with hotel facilities.

OTHER CHARACTERS
BIG HUNGRY
He attacks a Tanyestropheus for entering the cave on his island. He has forgotten his young and instead guards Carver's gold. He moves the gold to a safer place.

PETERS
He and Carver fight. He is injured and requires medical attention, which Carver orders he receive in the brig.

DEATHS
One. A Pterosaur is killed by a Tanystropheus.

BEST LINES
Carver: "We're taking in enough water to sink Davy Jones, yet you want to move on! I reckon something's on that island which you want kept secret, but no-one keeps Claw Carver in the dark...We head for it right now!"

WORST LINES
Peters: "Carver stinks of evil! He murdered Svenson and the others and he's got to pay!"

He stinks of evil? How does evil smell?

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Davy Jones' Locker is an idiom for the bottom of the sea and a euphemism for drowning. The earliest known reference is in the Four Years Voyages of Capt. George Roberts (1726) by Daniel Defoe.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
A game of two halves. Big Hungry moving the gold is a great plot point, but Claw's discovery of the holiday camp for time travellers invites unnecessary comparison with Book 1, the Dino-Express and Orville Wainwright.

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