Invasion!: 'The Doomsdale Scenario', Part 2
2000 A.D. Prog 14
28 May 77
4 and a 1/2
Extreme Edition 3 and Invasion!
The S.A.S. drop is intercepted by the Volgans.
FIRSTS & LASTS
Porcupines are Volgan helicopters with rapid fire mini-guns. The Volgans are using Doomsdale Nuclear Research Station in Cumbria to develop a neutron bomb.
The S.A.S. Commandos use Para-Kites. The Superhercules is an aeroplane used by the Canadians.
Before the invasion, he used to drive nuclear waste to Doomsdale Nuclear Research Station.
He comes to witness the S.A.S. drop, but encounters a tramp who claims to have been in the army. Despite Savage's protections he lets him go and the tramp alerts the Volgans.
He plans to dress up in Volgan uniforms and attack the Doomsdale Nuclear Research Station. Savage dismisses his plan.
At least seven. Four S.A.S. paratroopers killed by Volgan Porcupines, two Volgan Porcupine crew killed by a dying S.A.S. paratrooper and two more Volgans and one tramp shot dead by Savage.
Silk: "Good work, Savage! You've given us the chance to hit the base after all - give me a hand to get the uniforms of the dead Volgans!"
Volgan Porcupine Pilot: "British terrorists! We are landing among them and our mini-guns are empty! Get your pistol!"
Savage (continued from BEST LINES above): "I know what you're thinking, Silk, and it ain't gonna work! There's only one way to do that base...Bill Savage style!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
On the face of it the events of this strip set the Resistance's plan back to the square one, but that presumes that they are aware of the entire plans of the S.A.S. commandos, which of course they aren't. The original plan is obviously more complicated than aerial bombardment, so there must be more to it than boom and yet "Bill Savage style" doesn't sound subtle.
Script: Gerry Finley-Day
Artist: Carlos Pino
Letters: Jack Potter
This is pretty awful. Bill Savage is on the sidelines and the S.A.S. and Porcupine crew have time to make epic speeches as they die and/or crash. The tramp is an obvious device and the plot isn't advanced at all, plus "Bill Savage style" sounds pretty dreadful.
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