Saturday, 21 December 2013

Invasion!: 'Hell's Angels'

NAME
Invasion!: 'Hell's Angels'

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 20

DATELINE
9 July 79

PAGE COUNT
4 and a 1/2

REPRINTS
Extreme Edition 8 and Invasion!

SYNOPSIS
Savage takes on the Volgans highway patrols.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
The Volgans are using motorbike patrols on country highways, including armed sidecars.


BILL SAVAGE
His van has engine trouble and he heads to the Black Knight garage to see Greaser. A Volgan patrol arrive and Savage kills them all. He takes the van before Greaser can fix it. The van breaks down as another Volgan patrol catches up to them, but they are saved by a British biker gang. A third Volgan patrol arrive and Savage shoots the fuel tank of the central bike causing it to explode.

OTHER CHARACTERS
GREASER
Friend of Savage's. He runs the Black Knight Garage. The Volgans shoot him and leave him for dead. He telephones Mick and sends him to help Savage.

MICK
Biker. Friend of Greaser's. When Greaser calls him and tells him to send help for Savage, he gathers some other bikers and attacks a Volgan patrol, picks up Savage and attacks another Volgan patrol.

DEATHS
Five. Savage kills four Volgans. Another patrol kills Greaser.

BEST LINES
Savage: "You forgot somethin', mate - Bill Savage is riding shotgun!"

WORST LINES
Mick: "We're British riding British bikes, and we got somethin' to show you!"

CATCHPHRASES
Two dying Volgans each scream an "Aieeee!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Gerry Finley-Day
Artist: Mike Dorey
Letters: Peter Knight

REVIEW
Another friend of Savage's makes the supreme sacrifice, but it's good to see Savage have to deal with the consequences of his actions. Three Volgan patrols on the same road seems a little unlikely though, doesn't it?

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