Saturday, 30 November 2013

Invasion!: 'Dartmoor', Part 2

NAME
Invasion!: 'Dartmoor', Part 2

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 11

DATELINE
7 May 77

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
Extreme Edition 5 and Invasion!

SYNOPSIS
Savage evades a mauling from the dogs and capture by the Volgans.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First Invasion! two parter.

INFORMATION
The prisoner's uniforms contain a seam of dried blood to attract the dogs if they ever escaped.

The Volgans have been experimenting on dogs.

BILL SAVAGE
They escape the pack of dogs, with Savage freewheeling their car down the hill and into a swamp. Savage realises that Frost's uniform is attracting the dogs and throws it aboard a Volgan hovercraft causing the dogs to attack the Volgans.

OTHER CHARACTERS
PETER SILK
He helps Savage rescue Frost.

SAMUEL FROST
He strips out of his prison uniform to confuse the dogs.

DEATHS
Maybe a dozen. Savage manages to set the wild dogs on a Hovercraft crew, some of them probably drown.

BEST LINES
Silk: "We've outstripped those hounds - but this hill's almost vertical!"

WORST LINES
Volgan: "No! The prison uniform with the blood trail!"

CATCHPHRASES
Drowning Volgans let out an "Aaieee!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Gerry Finley-Day
Artist: Eric Bradbury
Letters: John Aldrich

REVIEW
The dried blood is another great example of the methodical cruelty of the Volgans and Savage setting one enemy on the other is neat. Frost's significance will presumably never be referred to again and what is the point of Silk?

Next - The Death Line!