Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Invasion!: 'Collaborator'

NAME
Invasion!: 'Collaborator'

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 34

DATELINE
15 Oct 77

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
Invasion!

SYNOPSIS
Savage apparently turns collaborator.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First 2000 AD work by Nick Flynn. Last 2000 AD work by Nick Flynn and Luis Collado.

INFORMATION
The Volgan forces are also known as the Armies Of The Skull.

BILL SAVAGE
He and Silk come down from the Highlands to attack the Volgan top-brass on MacGregor's land. MacGregor betrays the Resistance and Savage and his men kill the Volgan troops accompanying MacGregor. Savage convinces MacGregor that he wishes to collaborate and has MacGregor drive him to MacGregor Mansion in a Volgan troop carrier. Savage primes a box full of grenades and then takes the wheel, steering the carrier into the mansion's dining room and gatecrashing the dinner party MacGregor was hosting for the Volgans.

OTHER CHARACTERS
SIR JAMES MACGREGOR
British landowner, lives in MacGregor Mansion. Collaborates with the Volgans and leads them to find the Resistance hiding on his land.

DEATHS
At least fourteen. Savage and Silk kill the four Volgans on MacGregor's land and then Savage's grenade ramraid kills MacGregor and nine more people.

BEST LINES
Silk: "Quite nice to drive in a vehicle for once, Savage..."
Savage: "Don't get used to it, Silk! I know this bloke down in Aberdeen. Always gives yer a good price for a motor, and he don't worry 'bout where it came from..."

WORST LINES
MacGregor: "Good show, Savage...Jolly decent of you!"

CATCHPHRASES
The dying Volgan top brass scream "Aieeee!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Nick Flynn
Artist: Luis Collado
Letters: Peter Knight

REVIEW
Somehow MacGregor believes that the man who has just killed four Volgans suddenly has a change of heart and wants to collaborate with them and lets his guard well and truly down. It's not clear if Silk is meant to believe that Savage has double-crossed the Resistance or not. This is awful.

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