Invasion!: 'The Resistance', Part 5
2000 A.D. Prog 5
26 Mar 77
Extreme Edition 3, The Best Of 2000AD and Invasion!
Savage goes on the offensive.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First five page story.
One of the Volgan checkpoints around London is at Gant's Hill.
Trafalgar Square has been renamed Volgan Square. New Scotland Yard is now the HQ of the Volgan Secret Police.
He leads the Mad Dogs successful attack on the Gants Hill checkpoint and continues into London. He orders the destruction of Nelson's Column and retreats to a hideout on the Isle Of Dogs.
Savage convinces him to attach several grenades to his jacket, pull the pins and throw it out of a moving van. The resulting explosion kills five Volgan soldiers pursuing on motorbikes.
His picture hangs on Nelson's Column.
Member of Savage's Mad Dogs. He worked in demolitions before the Volgan invasion. He rigs some stolen explosive to bring down Nelson's Column onto some approaching Volgan tanks.
The Mad Dogs each kill at least four Volgan soldiers, Savage kills five crew of a Volgan armoured car and Silk's exploding jacket takes out five more.
Silk: "I reckon Nelson would have been proud of you, Savage - you smashed his column up, but you put it to good use!"
Savage: "Let me fill you in! This'll really rip your ration book!"
Dying Volgans scream another "Aieeeeeee!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Nelson's Column is as the name suggests, a monument to Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), designed by William Railton (1800–77) and built between 1840 and 1843. It cost of £47,000 and as Savage suggests, the Corinthian column is built from Dartmoor granite.
Blaster shares his moniker with another famous demolitions expert, Blaster Bates (1923–2006), who made several audio recordings of colourful stories from his career.
Script: Gerry Finley-Day
Letters: John Aldrich
In addition to Invasion!, Sarompas worked on James Bond.
This is more like it. Another beautiful splash page opens this part, but here the artwork maintains the level of detail and action throughout.
Story Programmed For Maximum Excitement + + + See Next Prog