Monday, 2 December 2013

Invasion!: Death Line

NAME
Invasion!: Death Line

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 12

DATELINE
14 May 77

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
Extreme Edition 5 and Invasion!

SYNOPSIS
Savage attacks a Volgan liquidation camp.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First Invasion! strip with an explicit title.

INFORMATION
New Cross Station has been turned into a 'liquidation camp' and the London Underground is used to transport victims to it.

BILL SAVAGE
He convinces Lil to move her stall. Savage incapacitates one of a number of collaborator cleaners and dons his uniform. He leads the attack on an underground train and steals it. His men fill it with explosives. He can drive a train.
He drive the train to News Cross, lights the fuses and jumps out. The resulting explosion destroy the death camp.

OTHER CHARACTERS
LIL
Her stalls selling Eels, Pie 'n' Mash has been outside New Cross Station for twenty years.

SILK
He tells a complete stranger the plan. He can drive a train.

DEATHS
Two. Savage pushes two Volgans under a tube train.

BEST LINES
Volgan Officer: "The death train comes three minutes late - someone will suffer for this!"

WORST LINES
Savage (to a Volgan whilst pushing him under a train): "You're the worst dirt around!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Gerry Finley-Day
Artist: Carlos Pino
Letters: Jack Potter

REVIEW
This strip deals with a very weighty subject in a very flippant way. Once again, Silk seems surplus to requirements and even tells a complete stranger the plan simply because they ask.

End Of Incident Twelve + + + Continuance Follows