Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Invasion!: 'Sandringham'

NAME
Invasion!: 'Sandringham'

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 21

DATELINE
16 July 79

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
Extreme Edition 8 and Invasion!

SYNOPSIS
Savage reclaims Sandringham from a Volgan General.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
Volgan officers have moved into Britain's country houses.

BILL SAVAGE
He witnesses Rostov's murder. He and his group break into the grounds of Sandringham, cover themselves with mud, pose as statues and attack the Volgans when they pass. He knocks General Rostov off the roof, killing him.


OTHER CHARACTERS
GENERAL ROSTOV
He has taken over Sandringham. He enjoys shooting condemned British prisoners for sport. Savage knocks him off the roof of Sandringham.

DEATHS
Nine. Rostov shoots at least four prisoners dead. Savage and his men kill at least four Volgans. Savage knocks Rostov off the roof and he falls to his death.

BEST LINES
None.

WORST LINES
Savage: "Wrong head, Volg - That was a steel one. But I'm a hard nut too!"

CATCHPHRASES
Dying Volgans shout out "Aieeeeee!", while one Savage's group yells a "Aieeee!" as he dies at Rostov's hand.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
The Sandringham Estate is in Norfolk, privately owned by the British Royal Family and the house was built in 1870.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
Savage's stupidest plan yet sees him take on the Volgans in his underpants, daubed with mud as he liberates a country house for no particular reason. Invasion! feels very much like it is treading water at the moment.

Savage Takes His War To The South-West, Next Prog