Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Invasion!: 'Dirty Jocks', Part 2

NAME
Invasion!: 'Dirty Jocks', Part 2

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 28

DATELINE
3 Sep 77

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
Invasion!.

SYNOPSIS
Savage and the Scots break out of the Gorbals Ghetto.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
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.

BILL SAVAGE
He fights with the ghetto inhabitants against the Volgans.

OTHER CHARACTERS
PETER SILK
He listens to the radio for Volgan troop movements.

JOCK STEEL
Scottish professional footballer. When a Volgan Globe Grenade lands in the Gorbals Ghetto he kicks it out of harms way.


DEATHS
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..."

BEST LINES
Savage: "The battle of Jericho ain't got nothin' on Bill Savage! Watch them waalls come tumblin' down"

WORST LINES
Former Policeman: "This used to be my beat - now I'll do some beating again!"

CATCHPHRASES
The dying Volgans scream "Aieeee!" twice and an "Aieee!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

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.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Gerry Finley-Day
Artist: Carlos Pino
Letters: John Aldrich

REVIEW
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!