Saturday, 7 December 2013

Invasion!: 'The Doomsdale Scenario', Part 3

NAME
Invasion!: 'The Doomsdale Scenario', Part 3

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 15

DATELINE
4 June 77

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
Extreme Edition 3 and Invasion!

SYNOPSIS
Savage gets into Doomsdale backwards.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First Invasion! three parter.

INFORMATION
Doomsdale Nuclear Research Station is destroyed by the Resistance.

BILL SAVAGE
He hops the fence at Doomsdale Nuclear Research Station and steals a tanker lorry full of acid, which he reverses into the building and in the crash the tanker breaches and the acid pours into the building burning many Volgans and eats through the reactor's cooling pipes starting a fire. He flees the scene and jumps into the sea. Later he heads to a Resistance safe house in a pub cellar.

OTHER CHARACTERS
PETER SILK
He dresses up as a Volgan, but gets arrested. He escapes during the distraction that Savage causes. Later he heads to a Resistance safe house in a pub cellar.

BRIGADIER BENTLEY-PEARSON
He leatned to speak Volg at Sandhurst. He dresses up as a Volgan, but gets arrested. He escapes during the distraction that Savage causes. Later he heads to a Resistance safe house in a pub cellar.

DEATHS
Nine. Savage shoots a Volgan dead, runs over two more and then drowns at least six in acid.

BEST LINES
Savage: "Gonna back up - all the way in!"

WORST LINES
Silk: "No good, Savage, the gates are closed!"

CATCHPHRASES
"Staga!" seems to be the Volgan word of the day.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
The calling out an order in English trick is from The Great Escape (1963).

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Gerry Finley-Day
Artist: Mike Dorey
Letters: John Aldrich

REVIEW
And then there was this deus ex machina full of acid and Savage reversed it into the...who cares?

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