Sunday, 24 November 2013

Invasion!: 'Concorde'

NAME
Invasion!: 'Concorde'

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 8

DATELINE
16 Apr 77

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
Extreme Edition 8 and Invasion!

SYNOPSIS
Savage sends British refuges to Canada.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
(This strip takes place during the Summer of 1999)

The Concorde Mark III uses cold hydrogen motors.

Volgan jets are equipped with heatseeking missiles.

The Resistance flies the families of its members out to Canada.


BILL SAVAGE
His son's name was Kelvin. He leads a convoy of buses filled with resistance member's families to Heathrow Airport and commandeers a Concorde Mark III. The refugees depart for Canada, the Volgans attack with heatseeking missile which are drawn back to the planes that fired them due to Concorde Mark III's use of cold hydrogen motors. A fact Bill learned from Kelvin.

OTHER CHARACTERS
MAJOR VASHKOV
He has a Concorde Mark III as a personal plane, but Savage steals it and fill it with refugees.

KELVIN SAVAGE
Bill Savage's late son. He was fascinated by aeroplanes and made models of them. Some of his knowledge seems to he rubbed off on his father.

DEATHS
One. Savage kills an unseen Volgan at the entrance to Heathrow.

BEST LINES
Savage: "If you don't cath this bus, Volgs - there's another one behind!"


WORST LINES
Silk: "Weapon men - knock out your windows and commence firing!"

CATCHPHRASES
A dying Volgan pilot obliges us with an "Aaaiiieee!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
There is a reference to the King being in exile in Canada and we see Kelvin Savage in flashback. Both were first referenced or alluded to during the first Invasion! strip.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Gerry Finley-Day
Artist: Mike Dorey
Letters: Jack Potter

REVIEW
Savage's personal connection is well handled, but the plot does hinge on Volgan pilots knowing less about a plane than a child. The bus gags are nice the only real downside is that Savage shoots a man in the face and we don't see it.

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