Thursday, 1 August 2013

Flesh: The Buffalo Hunt

NAME
Flesh: The Buffalo Hunt

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Annual 1978

DATELINE
1 Sept 77 (this date is from Barney)

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
Flesh: The Dino Files.

SYNOPSIS
The Trans Time Corporation sends Reagan and Claw after Buffalo.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First Dinosaurless Flesh.

INFORMATION
The Trans Time Corporation transports buffalo meat from 1821. It's the first time they have taken meat from a civilised time period.

EARL REAGAN
He is sent back to 1821 to get a dozen buffalo. Reagan initially worries about altering the timeline, then starts a fight, a fire and allows several indigenous individuals to witness their transportation back to the 23rd century. He believes he was thought of as a Sky God by Young Buck who .

OTHER CHARACTERS
CLAW CARVER
He accompanies Reagan back to 1821 and attempts to bag himself an extra three buffalo.

YOUNG BUCK
Native American who witness the temporal disappearances of buffalo and Trans Time Rangers. He records the experience in an almanac.

DEATHS
Thirteen. Young Buck and Trans Time's Rangers kill and transport thirteen buffalo. After their departure the Indians kill all the buffalo hunters.

BEST LINES
Young Buck: "The white eyes take the food from our mouths! Kill them - Every last one!"

WORST LINES
Claw: "You guys shaken up a bit? You'll get used to the time transfer after a while. It's a bit like the old jet-lag people in the 20th century used to have."

CATCHPHRASES
Young Buck gives a variation on a theme with "Aheee!", while a contemporary buffalo hunter tries out "Aaaaeeee!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Presumably this is set before Flesh Book 1.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
Reagan is spelt Reagen on one occasion. The God picture looks nothing like Reagan. Why is Reagan so sure he hasn't changed history?

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Unknown
Artist: Unknown

REVIEW
The setting is an interesting departure, but the plot has too many holes, the artwork very variable and the lettering is unforgivable.