Invasion!: 'Dartmoor', Part 1
2000 A.D. Prog 10
30 Apr 79
Extreme Edition 5 and Invasion!
Savage must get a prisoner out of the Dartmoor Maximum Security Complex.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First work on 2000 A.D. by Eric Bradbury.
Dartmoor Prison has been renamed Dartmoor Maximum Security Complex and is essentially an internment camp for those who speak out against the Volgan regime. Work parties are assigned to a nearby quarry. There are tales of killer monsters roaming Dartmoor.
He is charged with getting Samuel Frost out of the Dartmoor Maximum Security Complex. They successfully get him to their car only to find it destroyed and their contact dead. They come face-to-face with a pack of wild dogs.
He and Savage help get Samuel Frost out of the Dartmoor Maximum Security Complex. They successfully get him to their car only to find it destroyed and their contact dead. They come face-to-face with a pack of wild dogs.
Nobel prize winning Aero-Engineer. He is being held by the Volgans in the Dartmoor Maximum Security Complex. Savage and Silk aid his escape. They come face-to-face with a pack of wild dogs.
Presumably three. The two escaping prisoners are apparently reduced to a pile of dogs. Savage kills a Volgan prison guard, while the farmer is ripped to pieces.
Volgan: "Men hiding inside the stone tarns. Open fire!"
Savage: "Anything to oblige, Volg!"
"It's...wild dogs versus Mad Dogs!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Using Code 2 of the Red Alert Survival Wallet: "PQHYH WEH CFPWMP RJIY, YSHGTWOOX DEHR DX PQH NJOIWCY-TZ XJF CHHP WMX, EHPEHWP UTPQ GWDPTJM WMR EHSJEP PJ ZGHOR GJCCWMRHE" translates as "THESE ARE MUTANT DOGS SPECIALLY BRED BY THE VOLGAMS-IF YOU MEET ANY RETREAT WITH CABTION AND REPORT TO FCELD COMMANDER." (see MISTAKES)
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
The Hound Of The Baskervilles (1901 to 1902) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is set largely on Dartmoor and features a legend of a supernatural killer hound.
Volgan, Field and Caution are encoded as Volgam, Fceld and Cabtion.
Script: Gerry Finley-Day
Artist: Eric Bradbury
Letters: John Aldrich
In addition to Invasion!, Eric Bradbury provided art for The Mean Arena, Rogue Trooper, Tharg's Future Shocks, Tharg's Terror Tales, Tharg The Mighty, Time Twisters, a Judge Dredd text story and a one-off called What A Load Of Rubbish.
The Holocaust imagery of the opening page is uncomfortable, but the art is impressive as are the slavering wild dogs in the cliffhanger. The middle page seems cluttered by comparison.
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