Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Invasion!: 'Hadrian's Wall'

NAME
Invasion!: 'Hadrian's Wall'

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 24

DATELINE
6 Aug 77

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Invasion!

SYNOPSIS
Savage heads for the border.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
The border between England and Scotland is closed and heavily guarded.

Volgan forces are armed with Manseeker missiles.


BILL SAVAGE
He's at the Scottish border. He declines to join the attack against the Volgan border guards base. He later attacks it with one of their own missiles.

OTHER CHARACTERS
SILK
He knows how to fire a Volgan Manseeker missile and uses one against a Volgan.

DEATHS
Dozens. Two Scotsmen are killed by a Manseeker missile attempting to break into Scotland. At least seven local Resistance men are gunned down attempting to attack a Volgan missile unit. Savage and Silk's later retaliatory attacks kills at least twelve Volgans.

BEST LINES
None.

WORST LINES
Volgan #1: "Missile battery fire - No! look to the sky!"
Volgan #2: "Aaah! Boulders falling on us!"

CATCHPHRASES
A dying Scotsman yells out an "Aieeeeeeee!", while a dying Volgan only manages "Aieeeeee!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Cumberland Wrestling is native to Cumbria. Hadrian's Wall is 73.0 miles long and was indeed, as Silk says, built by the Romans between 122 and 128 AD.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
This starts and ends well, but loses its way in between.

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