Invasion!: 'Dirty Jocks', Part 2
2000 A.D. Prog 28
3 Sep 77
Savage and the Scots break out of the Gorbals Ghetto.
FIRSTS & LASTS
Every key city in Britain is under Volgan control. The main Volgan garrison near Glasgow is a Stirling Castle
Volgan grenadiers are equipped with Globe Grenades.
Barlinnie Prison was reopened by the British in 1990 for their most dangerous criminals. The Volgans have recruited the prisoners as 'The Barlinnie Brigade'. When their is an uprising in the Gorbals Ghetto the Volgans send in the Barlinnie Brigade.
Before the Volgan invasion, Jock Steel was one of Scotland's top footballers.
He fights with the ghetto inhabitants against the Volgans.
He listens to the radio for Volgan troop movements.
Scottish professional footballer. When a Volgan Globe Grenade lands in the Gorbals Ghetto he kicks it out of harms way.
At least thirty-eight. Savage kills four Volgans with explosive canisters fire from his shotgun with a blank shell. The Former Policeman and the Ex-Soldier kill at least two Volgans with their truncheon and dirk respectively. Savage and his men kill at least thirty more Volgans in a hail of bullets. The two Volgan grenadiers "were spotted and dealt with..."
Savage: "The battle of Jericho ain't got nothin' on Bill Savage! Watch them waalls come tumblin' down"
Former Policeman: "This used to be my beat - now I'll do some beating again!"
The dying Volgans scream "Aieeee!" twice and an "Aieee!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Stirling Castle is a 12th Century castle and was home to many kings of Scotland. Hampden Park is the football stadium at which Queen's Park Football Club play their home games. Barlinnie Prison was opened in 1882 in the north east of Glasgow.
Script: Gerry Finley-Day
Artist: Carlos Pino
Letters: John Aldrich
This is a bloodbath for the Volgans and Jock Steel's involvement is fun, even though it's pretty obvious. The cliffhanger comes out of nowhere though.
Next Prog - Night Of The Barlinnie Brigade!