Monday, 9 December 2013

Invasion!: 'Bounty Hunter'

NAME
Invasion!: 'Bounty Hunter'

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 16

DATELINE
16 June 77

PAGE COUNT
4 and a 1/2

REPRINTS
Extreme Edition 5 and Invasion!.

SYNOPSIS
The Volgans set a Bounty Hunter after Savage and two other Resistance leaders.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First work with other Resistance groups.

INFORMATION
The Pound is still in circulation. The exchange rate is 1 Volgsmark to £3.33

BILL SAVAGE
His full name is William Alfred Savage. The Volgans are offering reward for his death of £500,000. He heads to a meeting with Rocker and Ryan only to find them dead and Quarry after him.

OTHER CHARACTERS
MICHAEL ROCKER
The Volgans are offering reward for his death of £250,000. Quarry kills him.


JAMES RYAN
The Volgans are offering reward for his death of £250,000. Quarry kills him.

QUARRY
Bounty hunter. The Volgans assign him to kill Rocker, Ryan and Savage. He succeeds with the first two, but the latter wrongfoots him into driving into a stone quarry and he is presumed killed in the resulting explosion.


DEATHS
Three, Quarry kills Rocker and Ryan, before driving over a precipice into a stone quarry.

BEST LINES
Savage: "Stinkin' bounty hunter - well you ain't gettin' me, Scum!"
Quarry: "For half a million quid, I'd get anyone!"

WORST LINES
Savage: "Just gotta blind you for a second..."

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
None.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Gerry Finley-Day
Artist: Carlos Pino
Letters: Peter Knight

REVIEW
Another disappointing episode as the most obvious "it's a trap" set up turn out to be a trap. And then Quarry fell in the quarry.

Next - The Slave Market!