Monday, 11 November 2013

Invasion!: 'The Resistance', Part 3

NAME
Invasion!: 'The Resistance', Part 3

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 3

DATELINE
12 Mar 77

PAGE COUNT
4

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

SYNOPSIS
The British Resistance finds Savage, but so do the Volgans.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of British Resistance H.Q. and Brigadier Bentley Pearson.

INFORMATION
There is a British Resistance.


BILL SAVAGE
He is staying above a greasy spoon café on the A11. Silk tries to recruit him to the British Resistance. Savage saves his life and escorts him back to Resistance H.Q.

OTHER CHARACTERS
SIMON CREEPTON
The new British Prime Minister. A Volgan collaborator.

LIEUTENANT SILK
British Resistance. He attempts to recruit Savage.

BRIGADIER BENTLEY PEARSON
Head of the British Resistance.

DEATHS
At least five. A Volgan soldier shoots a British citizen dead, while Savage kills four Volgan with his shotgun.

BEST LINES
Savage: "Get yer flippin' nuts down!"

WORST LINES
Savage: "It's extermination time - an' I ain't talking about the bed bugs!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Supermarket chain Tesco was founded in 1919 and grew from a collection of market stalls to the second-largest retailer in the world. Woolworths was founded as F. W. Woolworth in the USA in 1878, a British offshoot opened in 1909 and ceased trading in 2009.

MISTAKES
None.

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
Again this part opens with a splash page showing Volgan atrocities and then the narrative switches to Savage. The action is well plotted, although the dialogue (and the thought bubbles) are a little odd.

End Of Incident Three. Next Week: Savage Leads The Dogs Of War!