Saturday, 14 December 2013

Invasion!: 'Slaves'

NAME
Invasion!: 'Slaves'

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 17

DATELINE
18 June 77

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
Invasion!

SYNOPSIS
Savage frees some slaves.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
The Volgans are selling captured British army servicemen and selling them at auction as slaves. The Volgans use Napalm grenades.

BILL SAVAGE
With the help of Fingers Frampton he frees a group of slaves and closes a slavemarket.

OTHER CHARACTERS
FINGERS FRAMPTON
The biggest pickpocket in the East End. He suffered from radiation poisoning from a Volgan nuclear attack. He steals the slavemaster's key for Savage, but is killed for being caught without papers.

DEATHS
Three. The Volgan slavemaster shoots an ex-sergeant major with radioactive contamination and Fingers Frampton dead, but is later killed by his own grenade.

BEST LINES
None.

WORST LINES
"What - Fingers Frampton, biggest pickpocket in the East End - how can you help?"

CATCHPHRASES
ex-sergeant major screams a "Aieeeeee!" while a Volgan tank crew yell a "Aieeeee!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
Invasion! takes another slice of Volgan cruelty and deals with it in a very perfunctory way.