Sunday, 10 November 2013

Invasion!: 'The Resistance', Part 2

NAME
Invasion!: 'The Resistance', Part 2

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Programme 2

DATELINE
05 Mar 77

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
Extreme Edition 3, The Best Of 2000AD and Invasion!

SYNOPSIS
Savage goes on the offensive.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of Silk. First work on Invasion! by Gerry Finley-Day and Jack Potter.

INFORMATION
Despite the surrender, the Fourth British Battle Group fight Volgan troops on Salisbury Plain. They are wiped out. Volgan Radiation Troops kill the survivors of the nuclear bomb in a city in the Midlands.

In London, Members of Parliament are hanged from lamp-posts.

BILL SAVAGE
He attacks and kills a Volgan tank crew and destroys their vehicle.


OTHER CHARACTERS
MARSHALL VASKKOV
He oversees the public executions of British Members of Parliament.

DEATHS
the Fourth British Battle Group and at least two survivors of the Volgan nuclear bomb that hit the Midlands.
Members of Parliament are hanged from lamp-posts in London.
Savage shoots at least two Volgan soldiers dead.

BEST LINES
Savage: "I can read your mind, Sunshine...You reckon I've fired both barrels of me cannon...So you've got the edge on me!...But supposing I've only fired one barrel? Draw your gun and let's see how lucky you are..."

WORST LINES
Savage: "Laugh the off, Twinkletoes!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Savage's claim to be psychic is straight out of Dirty Harry (1971): "I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question, 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?"

MISTAKES
How does Savage know that the tank crew are responsible for murdering his wife and kids?

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
There are no credits printed in the strip itself and so the following are taken from Barney.

Script: Gerry Finley-Day
Artist: Jesus Blasco
Letters: Jack Potter

REVIEW
Another fantastic instalment. Again the exposition is unobtrusive, although it's odd that for the second part in a row, the nuclear target city in the Midlands is unnamed. Savage's revenge is great.

End Of Incident Two + + Next Week...Savage Joins The British Resistance!